Rent a Space at Katzen Arts Center

The Katzen Art Center's graceful facilities offer a unique Washington locale for conventions, training, weddings, film, and live performance. Beyond a gorgeous setting, the Katzen offers:

Multiple event spaces, from performance and meeting spaces to computerized classrooms. See below for a list of spaces.

Convenient location with abundant downstairs parking.

Flexible capabilities, including state-of-the-art AV technology and online ticketing, plus our nearby sister facility, the Greenberg Theatre.

To confer immediately with our staff or to arrange a visit or tour, please contact:

Lisa Ager,
Katzen Facilities Manager
202-885-3884 AUarts@american.edu

Standard Services

All Katzen facilities rentals include the following:

  • Building access from 8:00 am to midnight
  • Access to corridors, dressing rooms, lobby, stage, audience area
  • HVAC, basic custodial, open/close of facilities
  • House audio system with basic announce and playback(1 microphone, plus CD, MD, and cassette playback)
  • House ticketing system
  • Consultation with production staff
  • Standard orchestra chairs, music stands, stand lights, conductor's podium

Please note:

  • For alcohol to be served at events a formal request process must be followed as specified in the AU Alcohol Policy form.
  • Rentals also require insurance-please see the Rental Agreement, Section 10, for details.
  • Additional services can be arranged through consultation with our staff. Please contact us at 202-885-3884 or AUarts@american.edu for more information, or see our Services, Policies, & Forms on the main Katzen Facilities page.
  • Our sister facility, the Greenberg Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue, may also suit your needs.

Performance Spaces

Event Space Capacity Notes
Abramson Family
Recital Hall
211 Includes choices of lighting settings, A/V, a stunning space for orchestra and choral concerts, lectures.
Studio Theatre 90 Multi-purpose black box theatre perfect for intimate performances, workshops, and other special events.
Dance Studio 30 Wall-to-wall mirrors, special dance flooring, movable bars, and full sound/projection system provide a professional rehearsal space.
Ensemble Rehearsal Room (Rm 151) 80 Includes risers wide enough for orchestra or standing chorus; perfect as preparation space for other Katzen
venues. Grand piano in room may also be rented.

Reception Spaces

Reception Space Capacity Notes
AU Museum 1131 3 floors with multiple galleries
Sculpture Garden 408 Large outdoor space wraps the museum and provides an enjoyable area for a cocktail hour or small performance
Kreeger Hall Lobby 262 Adjoins the museum and Recital Hall to provide a great location for pre- or post-event gatherings
Rotunda
1st Floor

2nd Floor
238


150
Architecturally stunning space for cocktails, catered dinners, wedding ceremonies, & intimate music performances