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 four 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 can include use of a kitchen with direct access into the auditorium for an additional fee. Rentals include use of tables and chairs and a tidy space. Extraordinary set up, removal or subsequent cleaning may incur additional fees. Gatherings of groups greater than 100 will also incur extra charges. For a rental request form which includes prices, download here: RENTAL REQUEST FORM
Approximate room size:
Auditorium: 40 x 55 ft. usable space, plus stage
How many guests does the Auditorium hold?
The auditorium can seat 120 in chairs, standing room is 160, seated at tables is about 80.
Auditorium Rental Fees:
The basic rental fee for the auditorium is:
4 hours: minimum $300
6 hours: minimum $425
8 hours: minimum $550
Additional hours: $75 per hour
Hours are based on total time the space is used including set up and clean up.
Large crowd of 100 or more will cost $50 additional.
50” flat screen smart television on a rolling cart for movies, videos, web browsing and presentations. $30
Overhead projector and large drop down screen for slide shows, videos, etc. $50
Access to our 32 channel mixing board is available for any concert or performance needs. Rental of the sound board comes with a soundman for 3 hrs. provided to you by CCArts. $150 Additional hours will be billed at $50/hr.
Special Effect lighting takes your performance to the next level with dynamic, colorful lighting set up and operated by a CCArts staff member. $75
Black Table Coverings are available for up to 12 café style tables or 10 long tables for a cost of $75. If additional cloths are needed, or colors other than black are desired, clients should provide their own or seek out linen rental companies to meet their needs.
Studio Rentals (our classroom spaces)
Basic rental fee for one studio (5 studios available):
9:00am-5:00pm $40 per hour
5:00pm-10:00pm $55 per hour or any time outside of CCArts open hours.
Long term rentals may have reduced rates.
6 foot tables and padded 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 access to the requested number of tables and chairs and a tidy space. Extraordinary set up, removal of equipment or subsequent cleaning may incur additional fees. A security deposit is required in the form of a check or credit card when the reservation is made. The amount is $25 per hour of rental time, so a 6 hr. rental would have a $150 security deposit. We won’t charge the card or cash the check unless damage is done or excessive cleaning is required as a result of the event. The uncashed check can be voided or returned to you after a successful rental.
Who will cater my event?
Patrons are responsible for arranging catering. CCArts has no caterer tie in.
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 requires 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, stickers, confetti, beads or candles with open flame allowed.
Is audio-visual equipment available?
CCArts has a LCD projector and screen available for additional cost in the auditorium. CD’s, Ipods and laptops may be used with our sound system for an additional charge. 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 $100 deposit is due to save the date. The remainder is due the day before the event, but can be paid at any time leading up to the event.
Is there a manager available during my event?
A CCArts staff person will be available on site throughout your event. Support is given to keep bathrooms tidy and trash can liners replaced during the event. Clean up after the event is the responsibility of the renter. Renters are responsible for their own Event Coordinator, decorations and set up supplies.
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 refer to our Birthday Parties page for more info. Or you may simply rent a room and host your own party.