Weddings & Receptions | Birthdays | Baby Showers | Corporate Events | Concerts | Dances | Holiday Parties

With more than 30,000 spectacular square feet that incorporates two theaters, two galleries, rooftop terrace and lounge, and soaring ceilings, BlackRock is perfect for your next event—big or small. Our flexible spaces are available year-round and can be transformed into whatever you imagine to host weddings and receptions, birthdays and theme parties, corporate meetings and retreats, concerts, dances, and holiday parties. With affordable rates and a convenient location in the heart of Germantown, BlackRock offers elegance, functionality and exceptional service. Our versatile spaces ensure just the right setting for your event:

  • MainStage – 220 fixed-seat theater and stage
  • BlackBox Theater – multi-use space for up to 250 people (theater-style seating), and can be adapted for smaller groups, tables, and dance floor
  • Gallery II – smaller gallery and adjacent space for up to 60 people
  • The Terrace – spectacular outdoor space (for up to 40 people) with adjoining indoor lounge (for an additional 40 people)
  • Grand Lobby – light-filled, welcoming space for up to 100 people
  • Dance Studio – studio space for up to 50 people

The Kay Gallery, our award-winning gallery space that accommodates up to 80 people, is unavailable at this time.

Rental Inquiries

For all questions or inquiries about renting a space at BlackRock Center for the Arts, please complete our Rental Inquiry Form.

Please note that walk-throughs must be scheduled in advance.


Proscenium-Style Theater

220 Fixed, Plush Seats

Professional Sound System

Perfect View from Every Seat


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BlackBox Theater

"Black-box" style Theater

Extremely Versatile Space

Optional Dance Floor


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The Terrace

Floor to Ceiling Windows

Terrace Overlooking Germantown Town Center Urban Park

Sink and Counter Space for Food Service


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The Kay Gallery

Award-Winning, Elegant Gallery

Hardwood Floors

Bright, Natural Light


The Kay Gallery, our award-winning gallery space that accommodates up to 80 people, is unavailable at this time.

Gallery II

Versatile Room & Adjacent Lounge


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Grand Lobby

Spectacular Entry with Vaulted Ceiling and Grand Staircase

Excellent Natural Light

Concessions Bar


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Dance Studio

Full Wall Mirror

Ballet Barres

Marley Floor



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"BlackRock was a fantastic venue for our wedding reception. Cindy the event coordinator was great at communicating and helping us out from deciding on the lighting settings in the dance hall to helping us to come up with a table layout that would maximize the use of the space.

My husband and I were nervous about it being upcounty since our ceremony was taking place in Silver Spring and most of our events take place near Silver Spring but everyone loved the space and found the drive incredibly worth it. We used the lobby for cocktail hour and were able to set up a projector to show a love story video and had a photobooth also. Overall the space is incredibly versatile, you make it whatever you want...."

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