Share the enduring legacy of Andrew Carnegie at your next event, with three unique rental spaces.
The Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, honored as a member of the National Register of Historic Places, has opened its doors to the community for both public, as well as private events since 1901. Imagine the countless graduation ceremonies, theatrical and musical performances, poetry readings, municipal meetings, sporting and academic events, Civil War veteran’s gatherings, and community club events that have occupied these confines!
The backdrop for your next special event is an ADA-compliant facility with a newly-restored community library, 400-seat Music Hall, exposed brick basement Studio, Lincoln Gallery with a rare collection of photographs of our 16th president, and a one-of-a kind civil war veteran’s post-known among scholars as the most intact “Grand Army of the Republic” post in the nation.
This facility is equipped to accommodate:
- Wedding Ceremonies
- Small Receptions (80 guests maximum)
- Staged performance events
- Corporate meetings
- Medium-sized conferences
- Benefit events
- Social gatherings
- Movie Screenings
- Photography shoots, and more…
- “The staff was courteous, and helpful. When we needed them they were around but blended into the scenery. We appreciated how they checked in on us.”
- -Matt Taylor
The “Carnegie Carnegie” Music Hall
The acoustically-superb “Carnegie Carnegie” Music Hall is an outstanding venue and our regional asset. Patterned after Carnegie Hall in New York, the 400-seat hall has been home to memorable performances for well over 100 years. Each year, the ACFL&MH hosts events ranging from theatrical and dance performances, to lectures, to wedding ceremonies, to instrumental music recordings, to music performances, to community events, and more. This Hall is equipped with a simple light and sound system, and remains a personal favorite performance space of local, national, and international performers.
“It will be such a PLEASURE to perform again in one of Pittsburgh’s jewels, the Carnegie Carnegie. I especially love singing in this theatre because it is so warm and intimate, allowing me to communicate to each audience member on a one to one basis!”
– Marianne Cornetti, International Mezzo Soprano
The Lincoln Gallery (2,360 sq. ft)
The ACFL&MH’s light-filled Lincoln Gallery overlooks the Library & Music Hall’s gracious grounds. This permanent and rare collection of 100 Abraham Lincoln photographs provides a historically poignant setting for your special event.
This charming, carpeted event space is suitable for: special occasion parties, workshops, seminars, professional demonstrations, and more. May accommodate up to 60 guests for a sit-down service, or 75 guests for cocktail reception.
Studio (2,653 sq. ft)
Having taken many incarnations, a gym, a dance studio…this spacious exposed brick utility space can accommodate anything from bridal showers and wedding receptions to family events, craft shows, rehearsals, community events, or black box theater performances. May accommodate up to 80 guests for sit-down service or 150 for cocktail reception.
“The space was perfect. We fell in love with the room the first time we saw it.”
If you are interested in the availability of our rental spaces for your next function, please fill out the form below, or contact the Music Hall/Rental Manager at (412) 276-3456, x6. Every effort will be made to return your inquiry within (2) business days.
For those a little late to the party, the ACFL&MH still has openings for private Summer events, as well as some Fall 2016 availability. Discounted rates for Carnegie residents, weekday (Monday-Thursday) events, and rental of multiple facility spaces.
Thank you for your consideration! Each facility rental enables us to further continue our mission to
“…serve as an outstanding library, theater and historic site that informs, entertains and engages its community and the region in lifelong learning.”