509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 www.roulette.org P: 917-267-0363, F: 917-463-1051 To make an appointment to visit Roulette, or for more information about renting and the reservation of dates, please contact our Events Manager: Loren Mullins
Roulette & Our Neighborhood Roulette is thrilled to be part of a thriving downtown Brooklyn arts community! Balancing between neighborhood landmarks BAM and the Barclay’s Arena, we’re conveniently located at the corner of 3rd Avenue at Atlantic, within walking distance of 12 subway lines (2,3,4,5,A,C,G,B,D,M,N, R & Q trains and the LIRR) and right off the Manhattan Bridge!
Situated on the ground floor of a historic building in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the renovated Art Deco interiors of Roulette provide a unique and elegant setting for weddings, conferences, corporate affairs, still photography and film shoots, as well as a host of other private events. Roulette’s Brooklyn outpost was envisioned with maximum flexibility, and therefore, its spaces easily transform from an experimental listening theater into an ideal venue for entertainment and enjoyment. Roulette is available for rent throughout the year during the following dates/times: • Monday - Friday, 8AM -12AM • Saturday, 10AM - 12AM • Sunday, 10AM - 11PM
Venue Capacity • Ballroom: 450 standing, 250 sitting (auditorium), 170 (banquet) • Mezzanine: 130 sitting • Total Occupancy: 640 • Floor plans of Roulette’s facilities can be provided upon request
Roulette’s Grand Ballroom Roulette’s grand ballroom can be used individually or combined with the mezzanine level to accomodate a variety of large and small-sized events, and event formats. Our large, open floor plan (7,000 square feet) allows you the ultimate creativity!
The central feature, the ballroom’s decorative arch, extends 16ft. high & 25ft. across the space and is nestled atop a two-tiered modular stage, designed to match the building’s interiors.
Roulette’s Mezzanine and Lobby Roulette’s mezzanine, accessed through the lobby, contains fixed seating for 130 guests. It provides a stunning aerial viewpoint for photography, a respite for event guests and additional seating for performances. Roulette’s lobby, distinctly curved to match the curve of the stage, spans the entire width of the theatre, 58ft. This space is intended to be a listening lounge, so it is equip with its own audio amplification. There is ample room for a cocktail reception, box office, information booth and greeting station. The lobby is outfitted with our multi-stalled restrooms and water fountains.
Pricing Guidelines: Each event is highly individual and therefore, costs are determined on a case-by-case basis. Quotes are based on an 8-hour time span, including set-up and breadown. In some cases, like rehearsals and meetings, we consider shorter timeframes.
All Rental Events Include: • Roulette’s main ballroom with modular stage, mezzanine, and green room • Staff Liaison: You will be assigned our Events Manager who will organize all logistics pertaining to the event and will assist throughout the affair • Sound/Audio Technician: You’ll have a Technician who will assist throughout your entire event guaranteeing the highest quality of sound and visuals • 250 black cushioned chairs, a selection of foldable tables and handmade wooden bar and box office • 20ft projection screen (16:9) & HD projector • Steinway Concert Grand 9ft Model D Piano • State-of-the-art sound, video and lighting systems (Thanks to the support of our donors, Roulette’s Brooklyn Venue has been outfitted with the newest equipment and technology to accomodate a singular musician or a thirty-piece orchestra.)
Optional Services: • Stage Reconfiguation/Partial Removal • Piano Tuning • Additional Staffing: Security, Bartender, Box Office • High Quality Sound Recording
Catering & Facilities: Roulette does not have in-house catering services and therefore, the Renter may choose a caterer you are comfortable with. On request, we are happy to supply a list of our preferred caterers and rental organizations, but you are not limited to these. Conveniently connected to the north of the ballroom is a room ideal for staging and kitchen preparation, but there is no refrigeration or ovens available for use. Directly below this is our large basement level green room. Roulette has a full on-premises liquor license and welcomes events that would like to serve alcoholic beverages. Contact us to discuss options and requirements for your event.
Frequently Asked Questions Are there restrictions on vendors and décor? Feel free to use the space as your blank slate — we simply ask you respect our theatre and don’t leave your mark! Please keep us informed about the vendors you intend to use and we are always happy to offer our preferred vendors and reliable staff to work your event. When can I arrange for rented items to be dropped off for my event? Because of extremely limited storage space and because we may often have another event immediately following yours, we need to ensure that all items & rentals for the event arrive and are picked up during your designated event hours. Would I need to provide insurance or permits to rent Roulette? Yes, Roulette requires that all rental events carry general liability insurance, and there is the potential to purchase insurance through Roulette’s carrier. In most cases, your catering agency would be responsible for providing insurance, liability and/or permits but feel free to contact Roulette with any questions. Is there parking available? Roulette does not have a parking lot; however, there are numerous public parking lots nearby that we can recommend. Why is there an amplified music curfew? Roulette is housed on the ground floor of a residential building and therefore, we respect our neighbors by concluding all amplified music by 12am Monday-Saturday and 11pm on Sundays. Who is responsible for cleaning the space? It is the Renter’s responsibility to restore the theatre to it’s original state including removing all decorations, rentals, and leaving all areas in a “broom clean” condition. Are you wheelchair accessible? We are ADA compliant with a handicapped entrance and restrooms located in the ground floor lobby. What is your deposit & cancelation policy? We require a non-refunable desposit of 25% to secure the date for your event. Balance of contract is due on the day of your event. Will my event be promoted? The Renter is fully responsible for all press and marketing outreach, but we would be happy to add a promotional listing on the main page of Roulette’s website under “Community Events.” This can consist of a description, photos, sound and video clips.