Plan Your Own Special Event
The Louisa Arts Center will help make your special event memorable! From our distinctive art gallery to our unique art studio to our intimate theatre creative possibilities abound for your reception, office party, business meeting, performance, lecture, shower or dinner. Your guests will love the ample parking and the lovingly maintained Louisa Arts Center campus.
We welcome you to visit, tour our spaces and talk to us about your desires to plan your special event in this distinctive, and affordable venue.
Purcell Art Gallery
The Purcell Art Gallery brings a tasteful, creative flair to your event setting. The Louisa Arts Center has a historically distinctive design. The gallery is carpeted, with adjustable lighting, power outlets, and a video screen. It is adjacent to the Center’s lobby, and main hallway. The Center Terrace is just a step out the door. A well-equipped catering kitchen is located just feet away. Ground level entrances make the Gallery easily accessible for setup and arrivals. Tables and chairs are available to rent. And best of all, your event will be surrounded by beautiful art.
2 to 4 hours: $ 200, additional $100 if catering kitchen is required
4 to 8 hours: $ 300, additional $200 if catering kitchen is required
Tables: each $ 10.
Padded Chairs – each $3.
The Cooke-Haley Theatre has hosted Grammy Award winning artists in concert, live theatre, comedy, lectures, Town Hall meetings, movies, and more. Our intimate 205 seat theatre is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a DVD – power point projector and screen, thrust stage, dressing rooms, a green room area, rear loading dock, plus a Steinway grand piano.
Theater rental includes basic sound equipment for CD – Computer – iPhone, DVD – Power Point projector, film screen, podium; stage microphones, warm & cool lighting; dressing room, and green room space.
Event – Performance : Wed-Sun $ 750.
Event – Performance : Mon & Tues $ 550.
Additional Performance : same day $ 300.
Rehearsal : Groups Performing in Center $ 300.
Lighting & Sound Engineer: $ 175 ($25/hour for events over 6 hours)
LAC Event Manager: $ 140 ($20/hour for events over 6 hours)
Steinway Grand Piano Rental: (Includes tuning fee) $ 250.
Box Office: In conjunction with performance $ 50.
The colorful Art Studio on the second floor is used for creative art education classes. The studio is available for intimate meetings, youth birthday parties and more.
Hourly: 2 hour minimum $ 50/hr
The Terrace is located immediately outside the Center’s art gallery. This attractive outdoor space, set with commemorative bricks and stone, provides a distinctive contrast for staging your special event.
Hourly : 2 hour minimum $ 60/hr
Rental Policies and Details
(Full Policies available upon request)
One (1) LAC Event Manager must be on-site for the duration of the event (at the expense of the renter). Duties include open and close Center, basic sound(on/off); lighting (on/off). The Manager will have keys to storage, kitchen/box office, tech booth, dressing rooms, theater, refrigerator and will brief kitchen rental staff on use of equipment.
If alcoholic beverages are to be served at the rental events, the renter must obtain their own ABC event license.
Burning candles and smoking are prohibited throughout the Center.
Wi-Fi is available in the Arts Center – Town Hall.
Rates vary depending on the space and requirements for each event.
Discounted rates are given to Louisa County non-profits, churches and arts affiliated organizations. Call 540-967-2200 to discuss your event.