NOW BOOKING EVENTS for 2019 and Beyond!

Third Floor Community Spaces


Unique Spaces to meet & Create...

The third floor is home to Les Fields Hall, a 4’500 square foot event hall equipped with a stage and state-of-the-art live music sound system. It has the capacity to function as a banquet or conference facility, entertainment venue (hosting concerts, lectures, musicians, film screenings, and other performing arts). This space serves local musicians, cultural initiatives, large gatherings, business meetings, and other special events. The Threshold Arts management staff works with local cultural organizations and artists reserve to activate the space with programs that serve the interests of a wide variety of audiences. Threshold staff will also manage private rentals and secure adequate funding for community programs. 

We are currently booking for the 2019 calendar year and beyond. Cameo will support any food and beverage needs for events in this space, offering full-service catering, bar service with a modified food menu, and box lunch options for groups of all sizes.

Les Fields Hall

Les Fields Hall

Community Event & PERFORMANCE Space

There is an increasing demand for unique event space in Rochester. Castle Community is dedicated to offering the third floor event spaces for community events at no cost or a below-market rate for Threshold members, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. Private groups will enjoy hosting events in a vibrant, community-focused, historic venue that is managed by experienced industry professionals. Cameo will support any food and beverage needs for events in this space, offering full-service catering, bar service with a modified food menu, and box lunch options for groups of all sizes.

The event hall is 4.500 square feet and can accommodate up to 450 for a standing-room event, 300 for theatre-style seating, and 280 for a seated banquet.

Makerspace, New York Hall of Science

Makerspace, New York Hall of Science

Community Studio

The Armory has a history of serving as a place for citizens to gather, learn, and socialize. Castle Community will continue and expand upon that tradition with our dedication to arts, culture, and community collaboration.  The third floor will have a 600 square-foot room dedicated for use as a Community Studio, similar to a model offered by the McMenanims organization. The Community Studio will be available for use free of charge to nonprofits, neighborhood groups, and other community organizations that need space to meet in Rochester. 

The Community Studio will have modular tables and chairs for a variety of arrangements from classroom, to conference, or individual work stations.

The Community Studio must be booked (facilitated by Threshold management) in advance and will be available during the hours of operation of the common areas of the building (estimated 7am –  8pm).  Users of the Community Studio may conveniently order meals or snacks from Cameo on the first floor. This space will provide unique and valuable resource for the community to gather.

Turret Gallery, under construction

Turret Gallery, under construction

turret Gallery

The Turret gallery space will provide local artists with an opportunity to think critically and create meaningful exhibitions in a space dedicated to doing just that. Artists will work with Threshold management, members, and guest curators to plan, create, and execute professional gallery exhibitions including critical essays, accompanying publications, an opportunity to speak at a public event, and shared marketing efforts. In addition, this unique space will be made available for intimate gatherings, private dining, etc… based on availability and the needs of potential users.