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Grange Hall

The Grange Hall Theater is located on the second floor of the Grange Hall.   The Upstairs Theater is the oldest performing arts venue on the Island with minstrel shows and community theater dating back to the mid-nineteenth century.

Fully accessible, the Upstairs Theater accommodates an audience of 125 (seating is provided).  Equipped with theatrical stage lighting, a house sound system and upright piano, our Technical Director works with performers and promoters in advance to ensure a successful event.

We’ve hosted a long list of national and island musicians, speakers and panel discussions.  The Upstairs Theater is an  intimate venue, putting the audience truly in touch with the performers.

The Grange Hall’s downstairs Main Hall accommodates up to 150 guests for a seated dining event. Outfitted with a full commercial kitchen and ample restrooms, the Main Hall is a perfect complement to the Upstairs Theater: catered dinner downstairs followed by a concert or lecture upstairs – just one of many great options the venue offers!

The Grange Hall is a weather-proof, affordable venue for Performing Arts, Corporate, Community and Non-Profit events.  It’s easy to find in the heart of West Tisbury; is on the Island’s public transit route and has plenty of parking.

Built: 1859
Acquired: 1997

Grange Hall

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Grange Hall, West Tisbury, MA United States

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Grange Hall, West Tisbury, MA United States 41.380154, -70.675017

Public parking lot

Grange Hall Pricing

Upstairs Theater
$500.00 for five hours
Additional time available as needed at $50 per hour
(Additional time must be reserved and paid in advance)

Fee Includes:

  • One MVPT Theater Technician to operate the stage lighting and house sound system
  • Seating for 125 (chairs are for Theater use only)
  • Use of second-floor residential kitchenette and downstairs restroom facilities
  • Use of two dressing rooms in backstage area
  • Use of upright piano on stage (tuning of piano $200 additional)
  • Wifi

The Upstairs Theater is heated but not air-conditioned. It is equipped with ceiling fans, black-out blinds and a pull-down movie screen. Microphones and speakers are included in the fee. House inventory of tech gear is limited and appropriate for acoustic musical performance or lecture. High quality rental gear and experienced sound technicians are available on-island. See vendor recommendations.

Downstairs Main Hall (access times dependent on availability)
$750      Monday-Thursday
$1,500   Friday-Sunday
$500      Non-Profit Rate (Tax ID# required)

  • Capacity is 150 for seated dining event; 200 theater-style or standing
  • Theater Technician support is not included or available
  • No stage, theatrical lighting or PA system in the room
  • Includes use of commercial kitchen; restroom facilities and upright piano (tuning of piano $200 additional)

The Main Hall is heated but not air-conditioned. It is equipped with ceiling fans.

Grange Hall Policies

A representative of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust shall be on the property at all times during performances, rehearsals and sound checks to oversee the use of the house sound system and stage lighting.

Only persons designated by the representative of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust shall be admitted to the tech loft area.  There is no public access or seating permitted in the tech loft.

Food and beverage is allowed in the Upstairs Theater.

No smoking is permitted inside the Grange Hall or Upstairs Theater.

Reservation payments are non-refundable in case of cancellation.

There is ample parking at the Grange Hall.

The Licensee is solely responsible for all publicity, promotional materials and ticket sales.

The Licensee must obtain prior permission from the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust if the event is to be attended by outside media for the purpose of recording or broadcast.

The Town of West Tisbury requires a permit for any public gathering of more than 25 people.  Service of alcohol at public events is regulated.  For more information on obtaining a permit and regulations regarding the service of alcohol, please contact Jennifer Rand, Town Administrator: townadmin@westtisbury-ma.gov