Facility Rental

Offering unique spaces for large and small events

For rental fees, space availability, or to schedule an appointment, contact Chloe Crowther, 419.423.2787 x 108 or events@mcpa.org.

The Donnell Theater

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The newly renovated Donnell Theater features plush seating for 960 people, a 43 x 80’ stage with sprung floor, professional theater lighting and sound, as well as backstage dressing rooms and green room. Rental includes the use of the theater, the historic theater lobby, green room, 3 dressing rooms on the stage level floor and 2 large chorus dressing rooms on the basement level.


  • Stage Size: 43 x 66′
  • Dressing Rooms: 3 individual ( stage level )2 chorus ( basement: accessible by elevator )
  • Green Room: Yes
  • Lighting: Wash lighting includedTheatrical and Performance Lighting additional fee
  • Sound: Basic microphone set up includedTheatrical and performance sound additional fee
  • Staff: Additional fee for technical staff to be determined based on event/performance specifications

Roy and Marcia Armes Event Hall

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The newly built Armes Event Hall is perfect for receptions, meetings, training sessions, recitals, and other performances. Armes Event Hall features a sprung wood floor, which is the same size as the Donnell Theater stage, professional lighting and sound as well as a catering prep kitchen.


  • Room Size: 43′ x 70′
  • Tables: 60″ Rounds and 8 foot rectangular tables
  • Chairs: Padded Banquet Chairs
  • Lighting: Wash lighting included. Theatrical and performance lighting additional fee
  • Sound: Basic microphone set up included. Theatrical and performance sound additional fee
  • Staff: One staff member on site during event. Additional staff available for a fee

Gary and Jane Heminger Atrium and The Gardner Family Lounge

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As the grand entrance of the new Marathon Center, the Heminger Atrium features full glass walls and a beautifully appointed 1939 art deco chandelier complemented by a radiantly designed terrazzo floor. Rental of the atrium also includes the use of the Gardner Family Lounge which overlooks the atrium and a bar with ample space for tables and chairs.


  • Room Size: Lounge size: 23’ x 64’ upper level ( accessible by elevator )Atrium: 40’ x 45’ ground level
  • Tables: 60″ rounds and 8-foot rectangular tables
  • Chairs: Padded Banquet Chairs
  • Sound: Basic microphone set up included
  • Staff: One staff member included

Fisher/Wall Art Gallery

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The spacious and airy Fisher/Wall Art Gallery is the perfect location for smaller gatherings. It is the ideal location to socialize with friends or clients both before a show or event. For meetings, dinners, workshops, discussion groups, lectures, and other similar uses, the gallery provides an inspirational backdrop to get creative juices flowing.


  • Room Size: 27’ x 64’
  • Tables: 60″ rounds and 8-foot rectangular tables
  • Chairs: Padded Banquet Chairs
  • Sound: Available for rent
  • Staff: One staff member on site during the event

Jebbett/Rowmark Festival Grounds


The expansive landscaped grounds around the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts provide a perfect venue for outdoor events such as craft shows, carnivals, company events and musical performances. The fully paved lot allows for easy setup of tables, booths, tents, and stages with street and lot parking in the area during evenings and weekends.


  • Square Feet: 96,000
  • Electrical: Yes
  • Rest Rooms: Renter to supply portable restrooms
  • Water Available: Yes
  • Staff: One staff member included