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Charter Oak is the ideal place for meetings, receptions, parties, performances, private functions, lectures, bar & bat mitzvahs and much more.


The Sanctuary space is historic and beautiful, rich with history and framed with stained glass. Large and accessible, it is ideal for nearly any kind of function. From private family parties to huge eclectic music performances, the Sanctuary guarantees a memorable event.

This grand room has a stage area, dance floor and pew seating for approximately 150 people. The stage area is 1200 sq. ft (roughly 24’ x 53’) and our Bimah (small raised area behind the stage) is 240 sq. ft. (roughly 10’x20’).

Our Bose sound system works with the natural acoustics in the space to create a fantastic live sound. The professional lighting equipment and projector offer a variety of performance options.


The gallery is a bright and open space ideal for viewing art or hosting an intimate gathering.

Chairs and tables can be set up as needed, seating about 50 comfortably, with standing room for approximately 75. The room is 910 sq. ft. Rough measurements are 26’ x 35’. The room contains a stereo system, access to a TV with VCR/DVD and a projector.

We are pleased to offer our highest recommendations to the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford as an extraodinary and very special performance venue. The spirit of the ancient synagogue pervades the intimate yet expansive space,  the acoustics are amazing, the staff is efficient, professional, and hospitable. We hope for and look forward to the opportunity to bring our show back to this wonderful space.

Dr. John McDonnell Tierney

Executive Producer (retired), Peacemaker The Musical


Rates available upon request

We offer:

  • Wireless internet in both the Sanctuary and Gallery by request.
  • A screen for slideshows or films.
  • A full kitchen for food preparation at no extra charge.
  • A dressing room with showers, by advanced arrangement.

You are welcome to bring in outside food and drinks. We would be happy to provide you with a list of our favorite caterers. If you plan to serve alcohol, details must be discussed in advance.

If you are interested in renting our space please contact our Events Manager, Catherine Santiago, at or 860-310-2586

We will contact you to verify availability, rental fee and other event logistics.

Thank you for your interest in Charter Oak Cultural Center for your special occasion!