Founders Room

125 reception, 100 seated

The spacious Founders Room, located off of North El Río and adjacent to the Music Theater, provides a place to hold pre- and post-theater gatherings as well as brunches, lunches, cocktail receptions, dinners, and business meetings.

Square Footage: 1,672 sq. ft.
Available daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Jill Dahlin Courtyard

100 reception, 70 seated

Adjacent to the Founders Room and North El Río, the Jill Dahlin Courtyard can be reserved with other spaces to accommodate larger groups (250 reception, 170 seated). The north end of El Río is the perfect addition for larger events and gatherings before and after theater performances.

Square Footage: 2,890 sq. ft.
Available daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m.

Café Allegro

100 seated

Café Allegro is a casual dining room with glass windows looking out onto the beautifully landscaped Main Courtyard—the perfect spot to hold your special event. This room can accommodate receptions and dinners.

Square Footage: 2,442 sq. ft.
Available daily 6–11 p.m.

El Río

300–1,000+ reception, 120–420 seated

This extraordinary space forms the main spine of the museum, connecting the Music Theater, Founders Room, Café Allegro, and the exhibit spaces. It is available for cocktail receptions and dinners.

  • South El Río  |  450 reception, 260 seated
  • North El Río  |  300 reception, 120 seated
  • El Río (Museum Buyout)  |  1,000+ reception

Square Footage: 9,300 sq. ft. lower level, 5,700 sq. ft. upper level
Available daily 6–11 p.m.; availability based on the MIM Music Theater performance schedule

Main Courtyard

500 reception, 250 seated

This beautiful courtyard features lush desert foliage and water fountains, creating a serene and welcoming oasis for guests. The sunset backdrop of the space makes for a perfect ambience at dusk, and the rotating bronze sculpture, Phoenix, is a distinguished focal point of any event setup.

Square Footage: 10,500 sq. ft.
Available daily 5–11 p.m.; outdoor music and entertainment must conclude by 10 p.m.

Music Theater

300 seated

The spectacular and intimate Music Theater features top-of-the-line acoustic, projection, and technical capabilities, making every event a wonderful experience for both the audience and the performers.

Square Footage: 1,200 sq. ft. stage, 4,500 sq. ft. house
Available 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; availability based on the MIM Music Theater performance schedule

Music Theater: Friends Suite

15 reception

The Friends Suite is a pleasant and inviting space nestled next to the MIM Music Theater and connected through an internal door to the Green Room. Often used for artist meet-and-greet events, this is a prime location to host VIP guests. Additional features include a flat-screen monitor that displays cable television and a live feed to the stage and skylights that create a bright and natural environment.

Square Footage: 475 sq. ft.
Available 8 a.m.–11 p.m.; based on the MIM Music Theater performance schedule

Manuel Villalobos Terrace

40 reception

This outdoor setting is perfect for small receptions and intimate gatherings. The space offers a beautiful sunset view overlooking the mountains of southeast Phoenix. The patio is a lovely outdoor extension of the upper-level Geographic Galleries and is the perfect complement to a tour element of your event.

Square Footage: 490 sq. ft.
Available daily 8 a.m.–11 p.m.


Contact MIM’s private events team at 480.245.6913 or events@MIM.org.