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.

The Granucci Gallery

Gallery Specs

  • Free to the public
  • Hours:
    • Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
  • Hangable Wall Space: 1,556 sq. ft. | Plywood-backed Walls
  • Contact: Gallery Manager,

Available for special event rentals


Main Stage 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.
  • Tech Info 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: 50-120
  • Area: 5000 sqft.
  • Seating: Yes

Off Center Stage Tech Information Package

Main Gallery

This aesthetically pleasing display space for the visual arts features shows by local, regional, and international artists.

The gallery also serves as an intimate venue for meetings, artist receptions, literary and dramatic readings. The space includes a concessions area and no-host bar.

  • Venue Information:

  • Capacity: 120
  • Area: 5000 sqft.
  • Seating: Available

Main Gallery Space Map

Granucci Multi-Purpose Room

An elegant multi-purpose space for art classes, live readings, intimate entertainment & dance performances and more. The space also boasts a concession window and separate main street-level entrance.

  • Venue Information:

  • Capacity: 64
  • Area: 500 sqft.
  • Seating: Yes

Granucci Multi-Purpose Room Map