Rent the Palladium

The Palladium has several spaces that are available to rent. The historic Palladium Theater at St. Petersburg College is the perfect venue to stage your show or host your event. Only a few blocks from the waterfront in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, the Palladium is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, hotels and boutique shopping.

The Palladium venue rental spaces include:

Hough Hall

The Palladium’s premier mainstage concert hall has near perfect natural acoustics, ambiance, and seating for 815. A recent investment in state-of-the art sound equipment, solid infrastructure, and professional staffing, has allowed the Palladium to seize new performance opportunities and facilitate a unique and valuable experience for artists, patrons and students. Classical, jazz, blues, opera, theatre, Celtic, acoustic, dance and more are all equally at home in this magnificent hall.

The Stavros Great Room / Side Door

The Stavros Room (events)/Side Door (shows) accommodates up to 176 people in a variety of configurations. Featuring a 12′ x 18′ stage, state-of-the-art sound equipment and a range of lighting features, this venue is perfect for luncheons, meetings, receptions and performances. With a raised stage, a specially-lit and dressed room including candlelit high-top and black-draped tables, the Stavros/Side Door is easily transformed into a club-like atmosphere, where evening performances showcase jazz, blues, acoustic, rock, comedy and other intimate performances.

Whether you are an artist, promoter, educator or community event planner, our professional staff can help you achieve your organization’s goals. If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour of our facility, contact the Palladium Operations Manager, Damon Dougherty, at (727) 302-6866 or 

Palladium Rental Charges

Effective July 1st, 2023. Subject to Change without notice. A discount may be available on multiple rental dates. Contact your Palladium contract officer for a quote.

Hough Hall (seats approx. 815)ProfitNonprofit
Event Rental – up to nine (9) hour access$2,600$1,900
Thursday-Sunday/Holiday surcharge$900$600
Rehearsal Rental – up to four (4) hour access$650$400
Additional access per hour$200$150
Use of Steinway (tuning included)$250$200
Marley floor$200$200
Fire Marshal – (over 500 capacity or use of atmospherics)$350$350
Stavros Great Room (seats approx. 176)
Event rental – up to nine (9) hour access$1,000$750
Thursday-Sunday/Holiday surcharge$1,000$750
Additional access per hour$200$150
Additional Fees and Charges
Liability Insurance Rate (TBD at Application)≈$300≈$300
Commercial Rental Sales Tax Rate5.5%0%
Sales Tax Rate7%7%
Piano Tuning$165$165
Ticket Processing Fee (per ticket)$2.00$2.00
Additional Labor Charge Per Hour$50$50
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