Theater Rentals

Fundraisers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Cocktail Parties!

Celebrate that special occasion or raise funds for that Important cause in a manner you will never forget!

  • Theme your party around a favorite movie.
  • Put the name of the honoree in lights for a "once in a lifetime" experience with your Happy Birthday or Congratulations on our marquee.
  • Full liquor license with an excellent selection of craft cocktails, wine, beer, champagne. Or we can create a special cocktail themed for your event.
  • Caterer an option for setup up in our lobby or on our stage

Cost: We are happy to give you an estimate based on your request. Rental prices vary based on your needs how your proposed timing impacts our movie schedule. Please tell us if this party is a surprise and how to best respond to your request.
Request an estimate.

Concerts, Live Music & Special Events

Your own concert? Rent the theater and perform in one of the largest venues in Newport. Our stage is 24' deep by 30.6" wide and can handle most any size group. One 4th of July we were able to manage the entire Newport Community Band on our stage...46 people & instruments.

Home of the SOLD OUT Newport Folk Festival Presents After-Shows every July.

Cost: Request an estimate.


Our space is an elegant theater building built as a church in 1834. We have a center aisle and have held a number of beautiful weddings on our stage and receptions in our lobby.

If you choose to host your reception at the theater, we do have a liquor license, can provide a limited food assortment (gourmet candy, drinks, popcorn) or will work with a caterer of your choice. Pricing will be determined depending on your requested time/date and needs.

Cost: Our pricing starts at $2000 for the ceremony only which includes the use of the space, a message on our marquee, projectionist if you wish to develop your own story to be shown on our screen as a a part of the wedding and/or pre-wedding as guests arrive and up to 2 hour rehearsal time at a time to be determined. Our team at the JPT will help you to create a special memorable day that is uniquely yours.
Request an estimate based on your needs.

Corporate Events & Meetings

Create multimedia experience in a totally unique and memorable space. If you are looking to catch the attention of your staff or customers, try a "happening event" in an old fashioned elegant theater with modern technology, a stage and a big screen. Utilize our stage and turn an ordinary meeting into an interactive performance -- no matter what the topic!

Past events include Acushnet Company: Titleist 75th Anniversary, Verizon Wireless Winner's Circle, SPARCS (Canine Research), and more...

Cost: Request an estimate.

Birthday Parties & Celebrations

For Kids

We’ll help you create a birthday party that is special for the kids and easy for the parents! Turn our theater into your private viewing room.

  • Choose your movie and provide a Blu-ray.
  • Bring cake or cupcakes.
  • Add a Happy Birthday message with your child's name to our marquee if you like.

Available Saturday or Sunday mornings between 10:30am and 1:00pm or weekday afternoons before 3pm. Create an amazing memory for your whole family!


  • $125 per hour with 2 hour minimum
  • $5 per child popcorn and drink package
  • $75 cost for personal marquee message

Contact us for more information and to book dates.

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