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About Our Spaces

Extraordinary Spaces. Inspired Events.

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) offers an internationally celebrated building for your event. Whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, couples’ shower, corporate meeting, staff training or team building, urban picnic or innovation session, the CAC is the space for you to create the perfect event. 

Conveniently located on the liveliest corner in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, within easy walking distance of hotels and other attractions, the CAC is the ideal place to hold memorable corporate and milestone events. We offer full event planning services, your own choice of caterer, and multiple spaces to choose from. From an intimate “proposal” dinner on the Urban Terrace to a milestone reception for 350 using multiple galleries and the Kaplan Hall, you can be assured that you will provide your guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience in an architectural landmark.


Kaplan Hall

Dr. Stanley & Mickey Kaplan Hall, the distinctive expanse of our main lobby, is the ultimate place to see and be seen in downtown Cincinnati. Street level glass walls provide urban ambiance against the backdrop of a vibrant cityscape.  Whether a milestone or corporate event, Kaplan Hall can accommodate 210 seated guests or up to 350 for cocktails. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or events@contemporaryartscenter.org

Kaplan Hall


Black Box Performance Theatre & Lower Lobby Lounge

Whether you are organizing a new product launch, an elegant awards banquet, or an exclusive film premiere or dance party, the Black Box Performance Theatre’s high ceiling, large projection screen, and lighting sound and video systems provide you a blank canvas to make uniquely yours. The Ronnie Sassoon and Vidal Sassoon Foundation and P&G Fund Lobbies make a great spot for a pre-show cocktail party or lounge area. Theatre seating accommodates 150 and more than 200 can dance the night away in the Black Box turned disco!

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or events@contemporaryartscenter.org

Black Box Performance Theatre & Lower Lobby Lounge


Exhibition Galleries

Ask about holding your event in one of our exhibition galleries. Several times a year, we are able to receive special permission from some of today’s most exciting artists to host events our magnificent gallery spaces. One of our recent events in a gallery during the JR exhibition accommodated 250 seated for dinner. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or events@contemporaryartscenter.org

Exhibition Galleries


Board Room & Urban Terrace

The Alice F. & Harris K. Weston Boardroom is the ideal space for intimate roundtable discussions, creative off-site sessions, recognition dinners or even Sunday brunch. An adjacent urban terrace affords a striking vista of downtown’s restaurant row and thriving arts and entertainment district – the CAC’s best ‘room with a view’. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or events@contemporaryartscenter.org

Board Room & Urban Terrace


UnMuseum

Looking for a way to get those creative juices flowing again? Imagine booking your next corporate offsite or reception at the UnMuseum in the Sara M. and Patricia A. Vance Education Center, located on the sixth level of the CAC. You’re sure to find inspiration in the wide variety.

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email or events@contemporaryartscenter.org

UnMuseum


For more information, please contact the Facility Rentals Manager at
513-345-8415 or events@contemporaryartscenter.org.  

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