X
Book Online
Book Online
Area // Rockford Downtown

Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center

Overview
Amenities
Meeting Facilities
Events
Yelp

Since 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has been offering exciting, personal, interactive music experiences to the northern Illinois area. MPAC presents several exciting concert series with local, national and internationally-renowned performers, from genres including classical, jazz, folk and Broadway.

MPAC also offers vibrant music education programming for youth, including choirs, recitals, workshops, master classes, guest artist demonstrations, and a 52-year-old scholarship competition. In addition, local and regional musicians perform in MPAC's award-winning music ensemble, the Mendelssohn Chorale

Since 1972, Charlotte's Web for the Performing Arts has brought the very best regional, national and international folk, blues, Americana, world music, dance and theater productions to Rockford. In 2012, Charlotte's Web became a division of the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center and continues to nourish local education and culture while serving as a vehicle for established and emerging artists to reach their audiences.

MPAC has three beautiful buildings, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center at 415 North Church Street, the historic Emerson House at 420 North Main Street, and Mendelssohn Hall (formerly First Presbyterian Church) at 406 North Main Street, available for the community's use.

For event schedule and ticket prices, visit www.mendelssohnpac.org, e-mail info@mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713.

Attraction
Meeting Amenities
General
  • Admission: Varies by performance
  • Directions: From I-90 and U.S. Business 20 (E. State St.), west on Business 20 to downtown Rockford, where it will become Jefferson St., one-way westbound. Turn right on IL 2, Wyman St., immediately after crossing the Rock River. After curving left, turn right on N. Main St. Mendelssohn Hall (former First Presbyterian Church) is on the northwest corner of S. Main St. and Park St.
  • Hours: Office Hours 9:00am-5:00pm
Attraction Amenities
  • Handicap Accessibility:
  • Parking - Free:
Discounts & Packages
  • Group Rate:
Payment
  • Accepts Major Credit Cards:
  • Accepts Personal Checks:
General
  • A/V Equipment Available:
  • ADA Approved:
  • Alcohol - Allowed:
  • Alcohol - Guest may provide with insurance:
  • Brief History/ Description: Since 1884, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) has been providing exciting, personal, interactive music experiences to the northern Illinois area. MPAC presents several exciting concert series by local, national, and internationally-known performers, from genres including classical, jazz, world music and Broadway. MPAC also offers many youth music education programs and music performance opportunities for all ages. MPAC has two beautiful buildings, the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center at 415 North Church Street and the historic Emerson House at 420 North Main Street, available for the community's use for meetings, seminars, concerts, recitals, receptions, bridal and baby showers, and more! For more info, visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713.
  • Food & Beverage - Outside Catering Allowed:
  • Parking - Free:
  • Parking - Motorcoach / Trailer:
  • Tables and Chairs Available:
  • WiFi Available:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center has three beautiful rooms available for rent - the Emerson Auditorium and Reitsch Room (both inside the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center) and the historic Emerson House. The Emerson Auditorium is a 45 by 40 foot room with an 18 by 40 foot stage. The space lends itself beautifully to various setups. Honored guests may be seated on the stage if desired. It is an ideal setting for concerts, recitals, larger receptions, rehearsal dinners, seminars, workshops, and holiday and special occasion parties. The Reitsch Room is a spacious parlor-style room with elegant furnishings. It is an ideal setting for small concerts or recitals, small receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, meetings, workshops, and holiday and special occasion parties. The first floor of the Emerson House has been historically renovated and boasts wood floors, high ceilings, lovely woodwork, and two beautiful fireplaces (non-functional.) The space lends itself beautifully to various setups for mid-size concerts, recitals, receptions, bridal or baby showers, seminars, meetings, classes, photo sessions, rehearsal space for area musicians and more.
  • Reception Capacity 220
  • Space Notes Each building includes ample parking space, wheelchair accessibility, a warming kitchen, and several restrooms. The Emerson Auditorium and Reitsch Room have WiFi access. Each building also has at least one Steinway piano available for your event (the Emerson Auditorium has a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano!)
  • Theatre Capacity 220
  • Banquet Capacity 130
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 220
Emerson Auditorium (inside Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 North Church Street)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1800
  • Width: 40
  • Length: 45
  • Height: 15
  • Theater Capacity: 220
  • Classroom Capacity: 220
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 220
Reitsch Room (inside Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center, 415 North Church Street)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 576
  • Width: 24
  • Length: 24
  • Height: 10
  • Theater Capacity: 75
  • Classroom Capacity: 75
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Emerson House (420 North Main Street)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1075
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 70
  • Reception Capacity: 100