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Completed in June 2010, the Shalin Liu Performance Center is the premiere chamber recital hall North of Boston. Featured in Boston Globe’s “2010 Best of the New: Diversions,” the Shalin Liu Performance Center is heralded as “an intimate, beautifully appointed hall with clear acoustics and dramatic views of the sea, making it one of New England’s most magical spots for chamber music.” The New York Times proclaimed “The Shalin Liu Center [is]...beautiful to the eye as well as to the ear…”

Imagine hosting your special event in this intimate setting with breathtaking views of the ocean—whether presenting a concert, hosting a benefit or celebrating your own special event.

The Shalin Liu Performance Center (SLPC) is a new concert hall with state-of-the-art acoustics and breathtaking ocean views. The SLPC was built by Rockport Music for the Rockport Chamber Music Festival which has presented chamber music of the highest caliber since 1981. With the addition of the new performance center, the organization has expanded its artistic to extend throughout the year and including jazz, classical, pop and world music, Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre of England simulcasts, as well as many other programs.

The Concert Hall is a true chamber music facility that is ideal for small chamber ensembles. In addition to the Concert Hall, the Reception Hall is a beautiful event space with dramatic ocean views available to the community and private individuals for special events including conferences, wedding receptions, and dinners.

View the floor plans

Conference Rooms

Cocktail and Dance Floor

Banquet with Ensemble


Rental Rates & Availability

Due to our Chamber Music Festival, the Hall availability is limited during the summer months, especially June and July. For availability and current rental rates, please contact Rockport Music’s Venue Manager at 978-546-7391 x.111 for more information. A Preferred Caterers List is available online or upon request.

Please contact the Venue Manager to schedule a tour of the Shalin Liu Performance Center We hope to work with you in creating an incredible experience for your concert or special event.

Concert Hall Specifications

Seating Capacity: 330

Stage Size: 16 ft. deep and 29 ft. wide

Steinway 9 ft. Grand Piano

Green Room

Projection Equipment-Panasonic PT-DW1000W with 11 x 20 ft. drop down projection screen

Lighting –House and Stage Lighting

Audio Visual-Allen & Heath GL2800
sound board; built-in sound system

Box Office Services Available

House Management Provided

Reception Hall Specifications


Banquet Seating– 150 to 160

Standing Reception—250

Banquet seating with Reception/Dance Floor area—approx. 100-120

Approximately 2000 Square Feet

Reception Hall Amenities

Catering Kitchen with stove, convection ovens, sink, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer

Baldwin Baby Grand Piano

Banquet Chairs-160

Restrooms available on same floor


Rectangular Banquet Tables are available



Fri, Sat, Sun
Concert Hall
Reception Hall



Peak Season (May-Sept.)








Concert Hall
5 Hours
8 Hours



Reception Hall
5 Hours
8 Hours




Holidays have a $500 surcharge. The time listed above includes 2 1/2 hours for load-in and load-out, including catering and sound equipment. Other Rates may apply.

Recording Rate: Weekdays $150/hr.
Weekends $190/hr.

Deposit: A 50% Deposit is required at time of signing the contract.

Staffing: All events held in the Shalin Liu Performance Center will have a Rockport Music representative on-site responsible for handling needs in the facility and the event.


Download the Rental Information as a PDF
Download a list of Preffered Caterers
Download our Caterer Usage Policy

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966
Venue Manager Office is located next door at 35 Main Street.