Rent our Facility for your next event!
Receptions | Parties | lectures | workshops | ceremonies| meetings | showers | performances | rehearsals fundraisers | banquets | concerts | seminars | exhibitions recitals
The Center for the Creative Arts offers several indoor and outdoor spaces to individuals, corporations and other groups for a variety of meetings and special events. Located on a scenic 4 acre property in Yorklyn in the heart of the Brandywine Valley, CCArts is a unique, creative place to host your gathering.
Our spacious auditorium is ideal for large group meetings, parties, concerts and more. We provide several options for seating and table arrangements with small café style seating to accommodate 4 at a table or long tables to seat 6. The auditorium comes equipped with audio/visual needs like a projector and sound system with 32 channel sound board and special effect lighting. Auditorium rental comes with access to a full kitchen with direct access into the auditorium. Rentals include basic set up of tables and chairs, basic removal of tables and chairs, and tidying the area. Extraordinary set up, removal or subsequent cleaning may incur additional fees.
Approximate room size:
Auditorium: 40 x 55 ft. usable space, plus stage
How many guests does the Auditorium hold?
The auditorium can seat 160 in chairs, standing room is 299, seated at tables is about 100.
Auditorium Rental Fees:
The basic rental fee for the auditorium and stage is:
4 hours: minimum $300
6 hours: minimum $425
8 hours: minimum $550
Additional hours: $75 per hour
Along with your auditorium rental comes free access to our LCD projector and ability to plug in to our sound system. Depending on your needs however, we offer additional upgrades.
50” flat screen smart television on a rolling cart for movies, videos, web browsing and presentations. $50
Access to our 32 channel mixing board is available for any concert and performance needs. Rental of the sound board comes with a soundman for 3 hrs. provided to you by CCArts. $150
Special Effect lighting takes your performance to the next level with dynamic, colorful lighting set up and operated by a CCArts staff member. $75
Table Coverings are available for up to 16 café style tables or 10 long tables. $50
Create a festive atmosphere and roll a Popcorn Machine into your gathering. We provide all of the popcorn and maker for your rental. $40
Basic rental fee for one studio (5 studios available):
9:00am-5:00pm $40 per hour
5:00pm-10:00pm $55 per hour
Long term rentals may have reduced rates.
6 foot tables and chairs are available at no additional cost. Your caterer or event manager arranges all other details.
Are there any additional costs for the facility besides rental fees?
Rentals include basic set up of tables and chairs, basic removal of tables and chairs, and tidying the area. Extraordinary set up, removal or subsequent cleaning may incur additional fees.
Who will cater my event?
Patrons are responsible for arranging catering. A list of local caterers can be provided on request.
How many guests does a Studio hold?
Classrooms can seat up to 50 in chairs, 35 at tables.
Approximate Studio size:
Classrooms (vary): 21x23 to 25x30 ft. usable space (450 - 750 sq. ft.)
Dance Studio: 25x30 ft, one full wall of mirrors. Specialty dance floor requiring appropriate dance footwear.
Are there restrictions on decoration or photography?
CCArts is in an historic former elementary school built in 1932. The auditorium and stage can be transformed within a matter of hours. Table settings, centerpieces and music are encouraged. The walls may be used to hang photos or other items. Additional decorations must be discussed and approved by CCArts. All decorations must be removed by the end of the event and picked up no later than one business day after the event.
Photography of any artwork on display is prohibited.
Photography of guests in front of artwork is permitted.
No glitter, sand, confetti or candles with open flame without permission.
Is audio-visual equipment available?
CCArts has a LCD projector and screen available for no additional cost in the auditorium. CD’s, Ipods and laptops may be used. Theater lighting is available for an additional fee.
Can I hold long or short term Art Exhibitions?
CCArts has an application process for solo and group art exhibitions separate from our facility rentals. We welcome organized exhibitions by outside groups providing they fit our regular schedule and requirements. Please inquire for more information.
What is the payment schedule for an event?
A non-refundable 25% deposit of the total cost of the function is due to save the date. The remainder is due on day or evening of the event.
Is there a manager available during my event?
A CCArts staff person will be available in the office throughout your event. Patrons are responsible for their own Event Coordinator.
What happens if someone damages artwork, equipment or the facility during my event?
The host of the event signs a “terms of agreement” form required for each function. If someone in the party damages anything, it is the responsibility of the renter.
Can I hold my child’s birthday party at CCArts?
The Center also has a separate fee structure for children’s parties. Please request a Birthday Parties Brochure with party options, themes and other information. Or you may simply rent a room and host your own party.