A revitalized 1928 neoclassical theater in the heart of downtown Brooklyn, Roulette features a dramatic proscenium, vintage details, a charming balcony, unsurpassed acoustics and sightlines, and superb production equipment. The 6,000 square foot theater is a stunning, adaptable, and well-equipped setting for livestreams, concerts, performances, galas & fundraisers, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, conferences, film screenings & shoots, fashion shows, and so much more.

Roulette has a COVID-19 response logistics team ready to help you envision your next event.

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or contact:

Stéphanie Palmer, Director of Special Events & Community Partnerships
Email: events@roulette.org
Telephone: 917-267-0370

For directions and more, check out our VISIT page.

About the Space

Roulette is a world-renowned non-profit presenter of experimental music, dance, and intermedia art founded in 1978. Roulette’s state-of-the-art performance and event space is also available to rent year round for galas, film shoots, concerts, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, conferences, and more. Conveniently located a block away from the Barclays Center and Atlantic Terminal in Downtown Brooklyn, our 6,000 sq ft theater maintains distinctive style, unsurpassed acoustics and superb production equipment, creating an exceptional and versatile experience for any event. With the help of our expert tech and event coordinating staff, our full venue is pliable and accessible to the most inventive imaginations.

STAGE

  • Comprised of a fixed upper stage deck (28'3" x 11'10") and a modular lower stage deck (37.5' across with a depth of  13'7"at center and 6'10" at the wings) 
  • In-house Wenger risers of varying sizes and heights can be used for stage extension, catwalk, etc (fees may apply)

AV

State of the art sound & lighting system composed of:

  • Apogee Sound AE-5 loudspeakers powered by Bryston amplifiers, Meyer 500 HP subwoofers and Meyer UPJ-1P monitors and fill speakers
  • APB-Dynasonics ProDesk-8 console with 48 stage inputs, wired for multi-track and stereo digital recording
  • Full rack of outboard parametric EQ (Speck), compression (Grace Design) and effects (Lexicon)
  • Large collection of studio-quality dynamic, condenser, and ribbon microphones as well as wireless handheld, lavalier, and headset microphones
  • Ceiling mounted NEC PX750U2 projector (1920 x 1200 resolution, 7500 Lumens) and 2 additional floating NEC 4100W projectors
  • Draper TecVision Paragon V Electric Roll Down Screen (retractable) 13.5’ x 21.6’ (16:10)
  • Da­Lite wall mounted screen (concealable) 11.25 'x 20' (16:9)
  • ETC Ion Lighting System with 100-instrument lighting grid including  Source Four Lekos and Pars, ETC Selador LED color-changing lights and Apollo right arm moving fixtures

WIFI

  • Ubiquity Wireless Access Point on FIOS service providing high bandwidth, 4x4 MU MIMO,  connection for 500+ concurrent clients
  • Additional wireless networks accessible throughout the venue

BACKLINE

  • Steinway Model D 9' Grand piano
  • Modern Drum Shop Custom Jazz Kit
  • Full selection of amplifiers:
    • (2) Fender Twin Reverb
    • (1) Fender Blues Deluxe Reissue
    • (1) Fender ’65 Deluxe Reverb
    • (1) Fender Acoustasonic 90
    • (1) Fender Acoustasonic 150
    • (1) Fender Bassman 50 with 2’x15” cabinet
    • (1) Eden WT800 with Eden D115XLT cabinet
    • (1) Roland JC-120
    • (2) Roland KC-550
  • 28 Manhasset Music stands

Ballroom (Concert)

  • Sq Ft: 2,500
  • Standing: 400
  • Sitting: 240

Ballroom (Cocktail)

  • Sq Ft: 2,500
  • Standing: 375
  • Sitting: N/A

Ballroom (Auditorium)

  • Sq Ft: 2,500
  • Standing: N/A
  • Sitting: 240

Ballroom (Banquet)

  • Sq Ft: 2,500
  • Standing: N/A
  • Sitting: 160

Mezzanine (Fixed)

  • Sq Ft: 2,000
  • Standing: N/A
  • Sitting: 160

Lobby

  • Sq Ft: 600
  • Standing: 100
  • Sitting: N/A

92Y
Afropunk
Afro Latin Jazz Alliance of New York
BAM - Brooklyn Academy of Music
Bang on a Can
Bowery Presents
Brooklyn Japanese American Family Association
Brooklyn Raga Massive
Comedy Central
Dan Savage’s HUMP! Film Festival
Doctors Without Borders
Etsy
Fullscreen Live! Presents
HBO
Heartbeat Opera
Housing Works

LPR Presents
Nieves Latin Dance Studios
New York City Housing Authority
One Story Literary Magazine
PEN World Voices Festival
Radical Media
Rooftop Films
Stubhub
Studio Pav
The Intercept
The New Yorker
The Video Consortium
The Vision Festival
Transportation Alternatives
VOCAL NY
X1 Entertainment

Have more questions? Contact us at events@roulette.org

Virtual Tour + FAQ

FAQ

Feel free to use the space as your blank slate — we simply ask you to respect our theatre and don’t leave your mark (no nails, thumbtacks, etc). If housed in a safe container, candles are permitted in the building.

Roulette does not have in-house catering services nor do we limit your choice of vendor, but we highly recommend using one of our preferred vendors. If you choose to hire a caterer, we require that you work with a licensed and insured caterer.

Yes. Our small kitchen (15’X17’), located next to the ballroom, is equipped with an industrial-sized sink and refrigerator. Given its size and location, it's a perfect prep space for caterers.

Roulette generally requires that all deliveries and pick-ups take place within your rental period. Exceptions can occasionally be made depending on our programming schedule.

Roulette does not offer parking, however, there are numerous parking lots nearby as well as street parking.
Impark on State Street (3 min walk)
556 State Street (at the corner of Flatbush Avenue)

GGMC Parking (10 min walk)
625 Atlantic Avenue
718-636-3857

Laz Parking (5 min walk)
309 Schermerhorn Street
718-624-2211

99 3rd Ave Garage (3 min walk)
718-243-2329

Barclays Center Parking Lot (10 min walk)
161 S Elliott Pl #1
347-448-4446

Pacific Parking Garage (12 min walk)
700 Pacific Street
718-398-2392

We are ADA compliant with a handicapped entrance and restrooms located in the ground floor lobby. The upstairs mezzanine is not wheelchair accessible.

Yes. Roulette is housed on the ground floor of a residential building and therefore we respect our neighbors by concluding all amplified music by 12am Monday-Saturday and 11pm on Sundays. An extension to the curfew can be requested but is not guaranteed. 

Roulette does not offer ticketing or box office attendants. 

Roulette does not offer any Marketing or PR support.

You may run and host an open bar to serve complimentary drinks (fee applies). Alternatively, Roulette can operate a cash bar.

It is the renter’s responsibility to restore the theatre to its original state, including removing all decorations, rental equipment and general clean-up. Trash must be brought to the "Refuse Room" in Roulette's basement. If you have hired a caterer for your event, it is the caterer's responsibility to leave the kitchen and any other prep spaces clean.

We require a 50% non-refundable down payment of the space rental fee and a signed contract to secure the date for your event. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to the event. If your event is canceled within 30 days of the scheduled date, the full Space Rental Cost is forfeited.

Roulette can accommodate both live and pre-recorded acts with our full soundsystem and backline. We are equipped with  a professional-level lighting grid set with movable spotlights and color changing LEDs — and offer 5 complimentary lighting looks to create everything from an elegant cocktail hour to a great dance party! If you would like to project an image or play a video, we're equipped with 2 large screens (13.5’ x 21.6’ and  11.25 'x 20') and a corresponding HD projector.

Roulette provides one Event Liaison (a Roulette representative on duty to provide assistance and help oversee the facility and staff, but who will not to coordinate your event) as well as one AV engineer

Roulette requires that 2 security guards be on site when the capacity of the space reaches 300 (this includes staff, performers, guests, etc.). The cost is borne by the renter.

You will be asked to provide Commercial General Liability Insurance on an occurrence basis with a minimum combined single limit of liability for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage of no less than $1,000,000. If you are not able to provide the mentioned coverage, you can purchase general liability insurance through our TULIP policy for a fee.

Founded in 1978, Roulette is a non-profit presenting organization that supports new and adventurous art in all disciplines. Our rental program directly supports our programming.