Music Venue & Events Space

Located at the intersection of I-89 and I-91 in White River Junction’s historic Freight House, The Engine Room is the Upper Valley’s preeminent music and event venue. A multi-genre performance space specializing in music and comedy, The Engine Room’s 200-person capacity makes it ideal for emerging artists and mid-size acts seeking an intimate environment. Powered by Maple Street Catering and sporting a newly remodeled kitchen, bar, and sound system, we strive to produce the region’s best listening experience.

Powered by Maple Street Catering & Big Fatty’s BBQ

The Engine Room Kitchen is powered by Upper Valley favorites Maple Street Catering and Big Fatty’s BBQ. All public and private events feature a wide variety of finely crafted bbq, pub grub, and culinary creations.

Freight House, 188 South Main Street, 1930

This building is in the location of a c. 1873 train engine roundhouse for Vermont Central Railroad. It is also in the location of the c. 1849 A. Latham and Son Iron Works complex, with a machine shop, car shop, foundry, forging shop and offices—the first industrial business in White River Junction. All these 19th-century buildings were destroyed by a fire in 1860. The Freight house, built in 1930, is an excellent example of an early 20th century railroad/industrial brick building. Concrete plaques in north and south elevations read, “1930” and “Central Vermont RY Inc., Boston and Maine RR, Freight Office”. In the south section a metal sign reads, “Eastern Farmers Exchange.” The adjacent Agway building leased the Freight House, located behind buildings at 188 South Main Street, in the 1970s.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Purchase Tickets?

Tickets are available through

How Do I Keep Up With New Shows and Events?

Follow us on Facebook, or check out our calendar to stay up to date

Where Is The Engine Room Located?

188 S. Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Where Can I Park?

Parking is available in front of and alongside the venue.

Can I Wear High Heels?

The Engine Room floor is refinished, reclaimed wood. We discourage heels as gaps between floorboards exist.

Are There Seats at The Engine Room?

Seating is available in some capacity for all events. Most performances will have table seating and row seating available, while events featuring opportunities for dancing may have fewer chairs.

Is The Venue Handicap Accessible?

Yes, The Engine Room is handicap accessible.

Are Their Age Restrictions on Concerts and Events?

Most concerts, comedy nights, and club nights are 21+. Please note event information for exceptions and specific age restrictions.

Does the Engine Room have food?

Yes! Our newly renovated kitchen produces a rotating menu of upscale pub food.

Does the Engine Room have a bar?

Yes! Our newly renovated bar is home to 8 rotating drafts and heavily features VT craft beer. We also serve cocktails!

Is There An ATM at the Venue?

No. There is no ATM available at The Engine Room.  The closest ATM is in the Hotel Coolidge lobby, a short walk from the venue.

Is Smoking Allowed at The Engine Room?

The Engine Room has a strict no smoking policy. Smoking is allowed outside the venue.

What Time Do Shows End?

Show times vary, but typically they end around 11pm or 12am. Please check event information for specific times.

What Time Do Doors Open?

Doors open one hour before performances.

Does The Engine Room Host Private Events or Parties?

Yes we do! Look at our private events page for more information.

How Can I Get My Band to Play at the Engine Room?

Visit our contact page for more information

Do You Have a Lost & Found?

Yes we do. Please call (802) 296-2400