opening summer 2021

Welcome to Poplar Hall.


Think of us as your friend’s place with a beautiful living room overlooking the river.

Even better, they let you use it for music, family events, chill business meetings (in person!), yoga retreats… you know, gatherings. We look forward to seeing you in Summer 2021. Contact us below if you’d like to schedule something. And remember, the award winning Courtyard by Marriott Appleton Riverfront hotel is right next door if you’d like to make a night of it.


Event Space

Poplar Hall can host anything from a seated event for 200 people to an intimate birthday for a dozen. We have two levels, a mezzanine and main floor. One idea would be a reception on the mezzanine and seated dinner on the main floor. Or if you’d like to have a smaller event, we could seat 40 on the mezzanine. We have a catering kitchen, and if you look below in our FAQ section, you’ll find a list of approved caterers. We have a full video and audio system, so just bring your phone, plug in, and get ready for the funky. Or watch slides of next year’s sales projections. Your call.

opening summer 2021


MUSIC + more


We look forward to continuing the RiverHeath Music Series, this time indoors and year round. Watch this space for concert announcements.  


We’re busy building and should be complete by early summer 2021. We are accepting bookings starting the weekend of July 9, 2021. We should be open prior to then, but construction schedules are more difficult to predict at this time.

We are in the middle of RiverHeath: on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin, right below the College Avenue bridge. Poplar Hall sits between the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and the newly opened Willow residential building. Our address is 141 S RiverHeath Way, Appleton WI 54915. Click here to see a map.

There is a parking lot adjacent to Poplar Hall. If that fills up, try parking in one of the other RiverHeath lots. Please don’t park at the hotel unless you are staying there, or they will get grumpy. If the other lots are full, you can park along on Banta Court all the way up the hill. There is also public parking in Telulah Park, just up Newberry Street.

Advance tickets can be purchased through

All sales are final. If a show is cancelled, we will email you with details. If you can’t make a show and your neighbor can’t use your tickets, think about calling the box office and donating the tickets. We hold them for Lawrence University students.

Please reach out to us for our approved list of caterers. They all know the venue, the kitchen, and the staff. If you are a caterer and would like to cater events with us, please reach out as well. Thank you.

Unlike the summer music series, you can’t bring a blanket and a cooler and hang on the grass. All shows are standing room only, unless otherwise noted.

Our venue is ADA compliant, and our champion of access, Alderperson Joe Martin, will likely be rocking away right next to you. We have ramps down to the riverfront level on the outside, and elevators within Poplar Hall.

There are many options at RiverHeath. You could have burgers & beers at Mr. Brews Taphouse. Or lighter fare at Tempest. Or try something tasty at the Courtyard Bistro.

Think of this as a Packers game. Smaller venue, overlooking the river, and no hall of fame athletes, but otherwise the same. You will be searched at the door, including purses and bags. If you can’t bring it into a Packer game, you can’t bring it into Poplar Hall. We’re here to keep you safe and comfortable to enjoy your evening.

Try the Appleton Riverfront Courtyard right next door. Don’t tell everyone, but ask for the Cindy rate.

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opening summer 2021

See you Soon.