The University of the Arts offers a variety of rental spaces for private events. Our facilities are well maintained, our staff is very accommodating and we have a prime location on the Avenue of the Arts, right next door to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
UArts Dining Services serves as our in-house caterer and can assist you with the planning of your dinner party, cocktail reception, wedding, fundraising event, exhibition, conference or show. The Dining Services kitchen is located inside Hamilton Hall off Solmssen Court so your menu is always freshly prepared and served onsite. Please contact the Catering Manager at 215-717-6664 to discuss your event.
We have received rave reviews from our guests who have held their events here. Our rental program not only has afforded us the opportunity to make new friends in the community, it has also positioned the University as a cultural center on the Avenue of the Arts. We look forward to working with you to plan a memorable event on our campus.
"Happy does NOT come close to describing how I feel about the outcome of the amazing event/evening. Mayor Nutter and his guests will never forget the party ... it was so much fun! Thank you and the entire UArts staff for your professionalism and your enthusiasm – the success of the evening is a direct result of y'alls efforts!"
-Karen Stokes, Project Director, Office of the Mayor, City of Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter’s Farewell Reception in Solmssen Court held January 2, 2016.
All events include:
- Public safety guard
- Basic lighting
- Technical director who oversees University equipment for the Arts Bank, Caplan Recital Hall and Levitt Auditorium
- Facilities set-up and breakdown of University equipment
- Basic housekeeping services
Equipment available upon request:
- 8-foot banquet tables
- 60" round tables
- Metal chairs
- All spaces are handicapped-accessible
- Groups renting a University facility are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance; insurance can be purchased through the University
- The sale of liquor is prohibited on University property
- Parking is available at nearby garages and lots
If you are interested in renting a facility at the University of the Arts, please send an e-mail request to Karen Rosenberg, director of Campus Events. Be sure to include the facility you are interested in renting, the date of your event (with additional options for dates), the start and end time of your event, the load-in and load-out times needed, the number of guests you expect, the A/V requirements, and a short description of your event.