The Center for the Arts in Downtown Grass Valley

Venue Rental

Host your next event in our newly remodeled space! The Center for the Arts offers a variety of spaces and rental packages. Book your next Concert, Theatre Production, Video Shoots, Meeting, Film Screening, Book Signing, or Private Parties today. Gather in our modern art gallery adjacent to the full bar and commercial prep kitchen, stage a show in our black box theater, or convene in our state of the art auditorium with flexible seating to comfortably accommodate over 220 banquet guests, 492 guests in theater seating, or up to 750 for a standing room only event. Impress every guest with state-of-the-art LED lights, a brand new Meyer Sound system, and art deco inspired design throughout the newly renovated Center.

Announcing The Center Space Sharing Initiative

Are you an artist interested in organizing a concert, party or a local nonprofit whose fundraising event was cancelled? John and Audry Agle have generously provided the seed money which will allow us to designate $25,000 of the Art Center Emergency Fund to create space sharing grants to help nonprofits and artists in the community.

Now accepting applications for the The Center Space Sharing Initiative.

Artists and organizations can apply here for grants to be used towards rental fees for The Center for the Arts in 2021. Approved organizations will have their venue rental fee waived. Any other fees incurred (ie. sound, lighting techs) with the rental will be calculated at a lower non-profit rate.

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Available Spaces

The Granucci Gallery

Donated by art enthusiasts and founding supporters Leo and Gayle Granucci, the Granucci Gallery features an additional 602 square feet of wall space and includes an open floor plan that integrates smoothly with the lobby. The new visual arts gallery will feature works by local artists, as well as special private collections.

Gallery Specs

  • Free to the public
  • Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12 - 4pm. Reserve private gallery time for up to ten people by emailing or calling 530-274-8384. Learn More.
  • Hangable Wall Space: 1,556 sq. ft. | Plywood-backed Walls
  • Contact: Gallery Manager,

Available for special event rentals


The Marisa Funk Theater

Our 492-seat theater has become Grass Valley’s premier venue for the performing arts. The stage is expanded to over 1,800 square feet for music, theater and dance presentations.

A brand new Meyer Sound system and theater lights are permanently installed. The room features raked theater seating and a 1500 square foot maple dance floor.

This multipurpose venue is available for concerts, dances, seminars, festivals, workshops, trade shows and exhibitions. Rental packages include access to private green rooms for up to 20.

  • Venue Info

  • Capacity: 492 Fully Seated, 750 Standing, 224 Banquet
  • Area: 5,000 sqft.

Main Stage Tech Information Package

Off Center Stage

Our professionally equipped studio theater located at the back of our building at 315 Richardson Street offers an intimate space suitable for a wide variety of performances and events.

The Off Center Stage features it’s own separate performance space, lobby/bar, and green room.

  • Venue Information:

  • Capacity: 50-85
  • Area: 5000 sq ft.
  • Seating: Yes

Off Center Stage Tech Information Package