The Katzen Art Center's graceful facilities offer a unique Washington locale for conventions, training, weddings, film, and live performance. Beyond a gorgeous setting, the Katzen offers:
Multiple event spaces, from performance and meeting spaces to computerized classrooms. See below for a list of spaces.
Convenient location with abundant downstairs parking.
Flexible capabilities, including state-of-the-art AV technology and online ticketing, plus our nearby sister facility, the Greenberg Theatre.
To confer immediately with our staff or to arrange a visit or tour, please contact:
Katzen Facilities and Operations Manager
All Katzen facilities rentals include the following:
- Building access from 8:00 a.m. to midnight
- Access to corridors, dressing rooms, lobby, stage, audience area
- HVAC, basic custodial, open/close of facilities
- House audio system with basic announce and playback(1 microphone, plus CD, MD, and cassette playback)
- House ticketing system
- Consultation with production staff
- Standard orchestra chairs, music stands, stand lights, conductor's podium
- For alcohol to be served at events a formal request process must be followed as specified in the AU Alcohol Policy form.
- Rentals also require insurance-please see the Rental Agreement, Section 10, for details.
- Additional services can be arranged through consultation with our staff. Please contact us at 202-885-3884 or AUarts@american.edu for more information, or see our Services, Policies, & Forms on the main Katzen Facilities page.
- Our sister facility, the Greenberg Theatre on Wisconsin Avenue, may also suit your needs.
|211||Includes choices of lighting settings, A/V, a stunning space for orchestra and choral concerts, lectures.|
|Studio Theatre||90||Multi-purpose black box theatre perfect for intimate performances, workshops, and other special events.|
|Dance Studio||30||Wall-to-wall mirrors, special dance flooring, movable bars, and full sound/projection system provide a professional rehearsal space.|
|Ensemble Rehearsal Room (Rm 151)||80||Includes risers wide enough for orchestra or standing chorus; perfect as preparation space for other Katzen
venues. Grand piano in room may also be rented.
|AU Museum||1131||3 floors with multiple galleries|
|Sculpture Garden||408||Large outdoor space wraps the museum and provides an enjoyable area for a cocktail hour or small performance|
|Kreeger Hall Lobby||262||Adjoins the museum and Recital Hall to provide a great location for pre- or post-event gatherings|
|Architecturally stunning space for cocktails, catered dinners, wedding ceremonies, & intimate music performances