Performance Space

Our performance space can seat 175 and is available for performances, lectures, presentations and educational workshops. View booking information below if you’d like to set up an event in the Motor House performance space.


Important: If you’re wishing to book an event at the Motor House, you will need to apply for liability insurance here.

Available Time Slots

(Pricing Available Upon Request)

Mon—Fri 9:00am—12:00pm
Saturday 9:00am—12:00pm
Sunday 9:00am—12:00pm

Mon—Fri 2:30pm—6:00pm
Saturday 2:30pm—6:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm—6:00pm
Monday 6:00pm—12:00am
Tues & Wed 6:00pm—12:00am
Thursday 6:00pm—12:00am
Fri & Sat 6:00pm—12:00am
Sunday 6:00pm—12:00am

Seating arrangements

Option A: 160 Seats
Option B: 175 Seats
Option C: 108 Seats
Option D: 54 Seats
Option E: 100 Seats

Film Capabilities

Looking for a relaxing and intimate environment for your next film screening? The Motor House theater boasts a number of amenities, including state of the art equipment, flexible seating, and bar options.

Technical Specs:

  • Vivitek 5190HD projector (full HD projector)
  • Comprehensive CSW-HDBT300 Switcher with 8-inputs (HDMI, VGA, and DVI compatible)


Lessees are required to submit the name and contact information of the event caterer. MHPS will provide a designated staging area. MHPS does not have refrigeration, an ice maker or any way of cooking/ warming food.

Motor House approved caterers include Station North Arts CaféThe Pantry Catering, Dooby’s, and Class Act Catering.


In addition to on-street parking a lot accessible to the public is open during business and day time hours to the rear of Motor House. The lot entrance is on Maryland Avenue just south of 20th Street and users must pay at a pay on foot machine. The entire rear parking lot on the south side of 20th Street between Howard and Maryland is available to the public for an hourly fee after 5pm. The lot can be rented on a non-reserved basis for a flat fee in negotiation with the parking lot owner.

Points of Interest

Hungry before or after a performance? Check out the great selection of food available at nearby Station North restaurants:

  • Joe Squared – Joe Squared serves coal-fired square pizzas featuring local and fresh ingredients along with risottos, fresh salads, pasta and sandwiches.
  • Pen & Quill – Pen & Quill offers quality new American food and drinks in a refreshed setting.
  • Bottega – Bottega serves a frequently changing menu based on the Tuscan tradition of fresh, seasonal, simply prepared dishes.
  • Colette– French-inspired, cozy restaurant in Charles North offering small plates, entrees, cocktails, and more.
  • The Lost City Diner – Lost City Diner is a vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore friendly restaurant serving some of the city’s best milkshakes.
  • Red Emma’s – Red Emma’s is a worker-owned radical bookstore and cafe serving coffee, vegan, and vegetarian food.