Get creative with UArts and host your next event in the heart of Center City on Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts.


University of the Arts offers a wide variety of rental spaces, perfect for events of any occasion and size. We can accommodate conferences, fundraising receptions, meetings, weddings, film screenings, performances, and more. Discover our unique venues and facilities, and treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind experience. 

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CBS Auditorium

CBS Auditorium is a modern, flexible space, popular for smaller conferences and meetings. The auditorium opens to Hamilton Hall’s lobby in the front and Solmssen Court in the rear.

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Furness Courtyard

The tree-lined courtyard, furnished with colorful lounge chairs and family-style picnic tables, features access to Solmssen Court and Pine Street. As an outdoor space, the courtyard lends itself to smaller social gatherings, BBQs and potluck events, and interactive demonstrations and performances. It can also serve as a conversational space for events taking place in Solmssen Court.

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Hamilton Hall Lobby

Your guests will enter Hamilton Hall lobby via the building’s iconic granite-clad, four-columned Doric portico. This modern, elegant space is suitable for smaller events and cocktail receptions. The lobby provides access to CBS Auditorium.

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Levitt Auditorium

Located in the Student Center on UArts’ campus at the corner of Broad and Pine streets (formerly known as the Gershman Y), the traditional Elaine C. Levitt Auditorium theater and foyer spaces have hosted countless concerts, conferences, screenings, performances, and productions. 

The space boasts historic charm and the largest capacity on campus. It can accommodate up to 325 in its lower-level risers and up to 500 in its sweeping balcony. The Levitt is also home to Lightbox Film Center, Philadelphia’s premier exhibitor of film and moving image art, and acts as a screening facility.

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Photography Gallery

Located on the 15th floor of Terra Hall, the School of Art’s Photography Gallery and lobby is a unique venue for your next meeting or intimate reception. Enjoy a backdrop of any one of the professionally installed exhibitions for your gathering, all in the heart of Center City.

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Solmssen Court

Located in Dorrance Hamilton Hall, Solmssen Court is a dramatic, glass-roofed, four-story atrium with catwalk balconies encircling a large open space. UArts’ foremost venue for social gatherings, Solmssen Court is ideal for weddings, galas, mitzvahs, and more. 

Solmssen Court was completed in the 1980s and features access to the lovely Furness Courtyard, our exterior oasis, as well as CBS Auditorium and Hamilton Hall lobby, in the front of the space via the Living Steps. Based on design concepts from JacobsWyper Architects, and thanks to lead gifts from Trustees Eleanor L. Davis and Brian Effron and additional support from Trustee Raj Tewari, the Living Steps is a functional staircase and a flexible gathering place, a popup performance space, and more.

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Perfect for workshops and rehearsals, our professional dance studios are sought after by performers in all disciplines. Sized for groups of 15 to 30 with various flooring options, lots of natural light, and wall-to-wall mirrors, our spaces are available for hourly and daily use.



Rental Inquiries
If you are interested in renting a facility at University of the Arts, complete our Event Inquiry Form to get the conversation started.  

Policies & Additional information
All spaces are handicapped-accessible. Groups renting a university facility are required to provide a certificate of insurance, which can be purchased through the university if needed. The sale of liquor is prohibited on university property. Parking is available at nearby garages and lots.

*Tech supervisors are required for theater spaces.*

Questions and further information can be directed via email to or directly to Director for Campus Events and Scheduling Miranda Powell at or 215-717-6141.