Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

Travel back to the heyday of Brooklyn’s sophisticated Gold Coast with a visit to the opulent Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope. Grand Prospect Hall was built in 1892 by German immigrant John Kolle as a “temple of music and amusement.” It was the place for the wealthy of the burgeoning borough to party, attend vaudeville shows, see movies, watch operas and take part in other cultural events. Designed by architect Ulrich J. Huberty, who also designed Prospect Park’s renowned Boathouse, Tennis House, and Litchfield Villa, Grand Prospect Hall was constructed with no expense spared. The rooms are decked out in marble, gilded ornamentation, stained glass, statuary, and bright colors. On this tour, see how the glamour of Brooklyn’s Gilded Age lives on inside Grand Prospect Hall with the guidance of its current owner Mr. Michael Halkias, or Mr. H. Mr. H, along with his wife and business partner Mrs. Alice Halkias, bought the hall in 1981 and have managed every detail of its restoration.

This 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.
  • 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.

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, July 9th at 12 PM EST

Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders.

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 7/9 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

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Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

Photograph Courtesy of Grand Prospect Hall

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