As of October 25, 2021, DNDA will require proof of vaccination or a 72-hour negative COVID test for individuals 12 years of age and older, for all events happening at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, in compliance with the Governor's order.
Renters will be required to assign a COVID Safety Monitor to verify statuses of guests at the entrance of their event / gathering and report any concerns to the Youngstown Manager, with no exceptions.
*Note*: At-home test results not accepted.
Also note: For people with disabilities who are unvaccinated, a verbal declaration that they have received a negative COVID test within the past 72 hour should be accepted. The COVID Safety Monitor should not question anyone's disability, nor must they investigate the validity of a customer's stated exemption.
Face masks required for all and physical distancing is recommended.
Thelma Dewitty Theatre
$55/hr nonprofit | $75/hr standard
*Please see Physical Distancing Calculation for the space you'd like to rent.
The 152-seat Thelma Dewitty Theater is fully equipped with flexible lighting, sound, retractable upholstered seating, thrust staging, and can host all varieties of professional and community productions such as concerts, large-scale meetings, film screenings, banquets, and seminars. The theater provides traditional raked seating for 126 guests with space for 26 floor seats, for an audience of 150. Cabaret-style seating for 110 possible with theater seats retracted, (Cabaret seating not provided)
225 standing room
2390 sq. ft. floor area
930 sq. ft. stage, with 15x31 rear stage/south of proscenium
Stage height 34.5" (2.875 ft.)
5 Aerial points: Three above stage at 14.41 ft., four in front of stage at 17.29 ft.
Yamaha TF5 soundboard 48-channel with Dante expansion card
ETC Express 24/48 Light Board
14 Shure SM-57 Microphones, 13 Shure SM-58 Microphones
4 Mipro ACT-311 B Wireless Microphones
2 Avlec HS48 Single-Ear Microphones
Eiki Projector, ceiling-mounted
Retractable on-stage projector screen
This space is ideal for theatre productions, live music, fundraisers, film screenings, photo shoots, receptions, meetings, and more.
*Youngstown Audio/Visual Tech required for equipment-use
$35/hr nonprofit | $50/hr standard
The Movement Studio is accented by an acoustically tempered ceiling, a sprung hardwood floor, and 1 and a half walls of mirrors.Ideal for rehearsals, dance, musical, and aerial performance, fitness class, music lessons, recording sessions, photo shoots, receptions, business events, and more. Limited stage lighting and a basic audio system are available and easily-accessible in the space.
Seven aerial points at 17'6" ft.
1550 sq. ft. - 30'5" x 50'4"
$25/hr nonprofit | $35/hr standard
The intimate setting of the South Classroom (or Room 111) provides the ideal space for workshops, classes, meetings, music lessons, and parties. Seating options will accommodate up to 50 people, depending on the configuration. This space is equipped with vinyl composition tile flooring, two chalkboards, an upright piano, and 4 large windows looking out to Delridge Way SW.
790 sq. ft. / 33'8" x 23'5"
$12/hr nonprofit | $18/hr standard
Two dressing rooms, located in the Movement Studio off stage right of the Thelma Dewitty Theater, can accommodate multiple performers. The rooms are outfitted with built-in make-up stations, mirrors, and restroom facilities.
Dressing Room A 188 sq. ft.
Dressing Room B 194 sq. ft.
$16/hr nonprofit | $20/hr standard
The conference room holds 10-12 persons, and is equipped with a whiteboard, a phone for conference calls, and a flat screen monitor for screen-sharing.
231 sq. ft.
$15/hr nonprofit | $20/hr standard
Rooms 102, 103, and 104 are available for evening and weekend rentals. These rooms offer a traditional classroom space with desks and chairs for the following capacities:
Rm 102 - 13 persons, Rm 103 - 16 persons, Rm 104 - 12
Rm 102 486.51 sq. ft., Rm 103 523.23 sq. ft., Rm 104 390.82 sq. ft.
Perfect for small meetings, classes, or childcare during larger events.
$25/hr nonprofit | $35/hr standard
The kitchen can be used in conjunction with any of our other rental spaces to facilitate the provision of food at your event. The kitchen includes two refrigerators, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, island counter space, and roll-up pass-through windows to provide counter access to the Thelma DeWitty Theater. This space is rented separate from the theater, and other spaces.
356 sq. ft. / 12'4" x 28'10"
The Promenade Gallery serves multiple functions. Not only is it a place to find information about services and activities offered at Youngstown, highlight and honor donors and contributors, and present important historical information about the building and the community, but with track lighting and a professional display system throughout, the Promenade provides a perfect location to present visual artwork.