Sleek, contemporary design makes the Noah Liff Opera Center the ideal setting for any event.  With versatile rooms of varying size and aesthetic and an able staff to help plan and execute your event, the Liff Center can make your day exceptionally memorable.  The Noah Liff Opera Center is one of Nashville’s newest, most elegant entertainment venues.  Renowned architect Earl Swensson and Earl Swensson Associates have designed an award-winning space to house and inspire the region’s finest opera company.  It is now available to inspire your next special event!

Tours are available by appointment only.
For more information, please submit an inquiry.

Scroll down to view event spaces.


The Opera Studio

The Opera Studio has been designed for ultimate versatility complete with full sound, audio-visual, and lighting capabilities, making it an exceptional space for special events, large meetings, or small performances.  The wall between the Studio and the Ragsdale Family  Lobby is removable so the two areas can be used as one large room or separated, for use as lobby space or pre-function activities.  The Opera Studio is immediately adjacent to the upstairs kitchen.  A freight elevator opens into the space for easy set-up and strike.  The Studio seats up to 250 for dinner or 270 in concert style.  See a sample set-up arrangements below.


The ragsdale grand Lobby

A truly breathtaking space atop the dramatic spiral staircase, the Ragsdale Grand Lobby is an elegant setting for parties and wedding ceremonies alike.  Natural light floods in from the expansive wall of windows which overlooks a grove of trees.  At night, the glass catches the light of five stunning crystal chandeliers.  If the weather permits, invite guests to step onto the Bettie Allen Balcony for a cocktail!


The Swensson Patron Room

This beautiful glass room with breathtaking overhead sky light is perfect for intimate receptions and dinners.  There is direct access to the garden area, a kitchen nearby, and a wet bar and ice maker in the room.  The Swensson Room seats up to 30 people for dinner or can accommodate up to 45 for cocktails.  Music and in-room paging can be included for additional ambiance.


The Frist Board Room

Etched double glass doors welcome you to the Frist Board Room.  It is ideal for small gatherings and meetings.  The versatile board room table, which seats 36, can be configured to your specifications or removed completely.  The Frist Board Room has a complete audio-visual system to project DVDs, video tapes, and computer presentations.  In addition, both WIFI and ethernet Internet connections can be made available.  The room is conveniently adjacent to the main kitchen, front lobby, and rest rooms.  Its sleek wood appointments and sparkling chandelier make it suitable for an intimate dinner setting as well.