The Rock Hall lit at night with live music performed on the plaza

Rock Hall Redesign

Experience the Power of Rock for Yourself

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Go inside the all-new Power of Rock Experience in Connor Theater coming July 1

Step into an adrenaline-fueled show that captures the excitement of a Rock Hall induction night. Directed by Jonathan Demme, this show reaches into the vaults of the Rock Hall to highlight the most unforgettable moments. Relive once-in-a-lifetime performances inside the Connor Theater and experience the Power of Rock.

A new look and signature experience for music fans everywhere - kicked off and ready to rock!  

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is rolling out a series of renovations that will create a transformative and multidimensional experience for music fans and visitors from around the world. Our transformation will continue to engage, teach and inspire audiences everywhere through the power of rock and roll. Our bold new look and installations will reflect the Rock Hall voice and experience fans have come to know and enjoy. Stay up-to-date with our progress and get to know each redesign phase below.

The Power of Rock

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The Rock Hall Signature Experience – be front row for 31 years of induction ceremonies.

Our new Connor Theater hosts an epic signature hall of fame experience featuring concert-quality sound, larger-than-life video screens and fan interactivity. Visitors feel every beat, hear every chord and are wowed by a powerful film of incredible induction moments directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme, with state-of-the-art immersive experiences produced by BRC Imagination Arts.

You'll find everything you need to know about the Power of Rock Experience here!

All Access Café

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The All Access Cafe features a menu developed by Cleveland’s hottest chefs Rocco Whalen, Fabio Salerno, and Jonathan Sawyer.

Rockstar Dining with Cleveland Celebrity Chefs


Open now, the new “All Access Café” is on Level 1. This new café features menu items from top celebrity chefs including Jonathon Sawyer, Fabio Salerno and Rocco Whalen. The café offers fresh food, a gourmet coffee bar and grab-and-go items and will also offer beverages, beer taps and wine. The move to the plaza level will accommodate museum visitors as well as drop-ins who just want to experience the food and music. This space increases our ability to deliver a higher quality experience to special event customers. Ticket admissions will not be required to visit the café.

Long Live Rock is Here to Stay

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A bold new look and amenities create a transformative, energetic visitor experience. 

To kick off our redesign, we've unveiled a new exterior plaza installation that encourages visitor interaction and fan appreciation for rock & roll. 

Six-foot-high block letters spelling out “LONG LIVE ROCK” were dedicated fall 2016 on our 65,000-square-foot entry. The permanent public art installation is the first thing visitors encounter at the Hall of Fame entrance and provides a can’t-miss photo opp to fans experiencing new programs and exhibits.

Our bold installation is part of a continuing series of indoor and outdoor enhancements – all designed to create a high-energy welcome to visitors, showcase live music and leverage our prime lakefront location as a dynamic gathering place.

“Rock fans are passionate, and we are the epicenter of this passion,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO. “We’re the place where fans celebrate together, and these bold changes create a more impactful experience with our exhibits and programs.”

Updates over the past year have already redefined us and impacted visitor experience. Updates have included:

  • A bold new atrium reflecting the grit, edge and power of rock through big, bold artist images and colors that liven the space and embody the rock and roll attitude.
  • Summer:  Outside, we’re bringing back our seasonal stage, creating a motorcycle parking area, a beer garden, and we’re adding sound and lighting enhancements to showcase live music. Guests can dine from a dedicated food truck and enjoy beverages from our wine truck as well. The plaza itself will feature a new grassy area that's designed for guests to relax on and listen to music outside. These modifications will give us a powerful entry experience and create a space where fans can gather to enjoy live music on the lakefront.  In addition, the Rock Hall will be programming 50 days of live music and events to pack the plaza with entertainment throughout the summer.

  • The Rock Box public art project, featuring eight large speaker installations along Rock & Roll Blvd., stretching 1½ miles through downtown Cleveland. Iconic samples of rock anthems play on the hour from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and playlists are modified to celebrate special events and programs. 

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