Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

The opulently decorated ballrooms of Park Slope’s Grand Prospect Hall, the last authentic vaudeville theater in Brooklyn, harken back to the gilded age of the borough’s Gold Coast. Built by German immigrant John Kolle as a “temple of music and amusement” in 1892, Grand Prospect Hall was the place for the wealthy of the burgeoning borough to party, attend shows, see movies, watch operas and take part in other cultural events. This July, you can tour Grand Prospect Hall, now an event venue, and see how the splendor of Brooklyn’s Gilded Age lives on thanks to the restoration and maintenance of the hall by its charismatic owner Mr. Michael Halkias, or Mr. H, and his wife and business partner Mrs. Alice Halkias. This free tour is open to Untapped Cities Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Learn about the history of the hall from longtime owner Mr. H
  • Visit the only remaining authentic vaudeville theater in Brooklyn
  • Admire the meticulously restored architectural embellishments
  • See the hall’s fully operational french bird cage elevator
  • View the hall’s antique movie projector

DATE: Tuesday, July 23rd from 6:00PM to 7:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

The sophisticated entertainment venue was designed by architect Ulrich J. Huberty, the same architect who designed Prospect Park’s renowned Boathouse, Tennis House, and Litchfield Villa. No expense was spared in the design and the rooms are decked out in marble, gilded ornamentation, stained glass, statuary, and bright colors. Mr. and Mrs. Halkias, bought the hall in 1981 and have managed every detail of its restoration. The historic edifice holds multiple first titles in Brooklyn. The Grand Prospect Hall was the first building in Kings County to be fully wired with electricity. It also houses the first passenger lift, a french bird cage elevator. Today, Grand Prospect Hall boasts thirteen distinctive rooms, spanning 40,000 square feet and four floors of event space.

Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

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