Rent Space

Rental Rates

Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

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Normal Business Hours

Monday-Thursday 9am – 9pm

Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm

Closed Sundays

The Community Arts Center follows, in general, the City of Wilmington’s Closing Schedule of Holidays. See Here

General Information

  • The Community Arts Center is available to non-profit organizations for rehearsals and board meetings at no charge if admission is not charged or donations accepted during normal business hours. Proof of non-profit status must be presented before space can be confirmed. For all other non-profit events please refer to the rate chart.
  • Requests for space must be submitted no less than 7 business days prior to usage.
  • Space is allocated and confirmed on a first come/ first serve basis by the CAC Director. No space is guaranteed unless confirmed by Director. All contracts require a $500 deposit, non-refundable if event cancelled less than 30 days before the contract date. The deposit may be reduced at the Director’s discretion if the event is ticketed through the CAC.
  • Ticketed Events: A charge of 1 dollar per ticket will be added for all ticketed events. These funds are used to pay for items that are outside of the City’s normal repairs and maintenance items. The funds will be placed in a separate account and any disbursement will be approved by the City of Wilmington and Thalian Board of Directors.
  • COVID-19 – Please contact CAC Director about special COVID-19 rates for performances on the 2nd Street Stage.

Printable Rental Rates Sheet


 

Space


Rates


FULL FLOOR

Includes Auditorium, Lobby, Lavin Studio, Farrell Studio, South Studio, Dance Studio, Kitchen and PianoTables and chairs.

*The option to be the only renter in building.

 

 

Time Slot Non-Profit* Regular

Monday – Thursday per 4 hour period $300 $600
Monday – Thursday per 8 hour period $520 $1040
Friday – Sunday per 4 hour period $400 $800
Friday – Sunday per 8 hour period $680 $1360
Special Wedding Package NA $1500
Beyond 8 hours in 1 hour increments $50/hour $100/hour

*non-profit rates apply only to events that charge admission or accept donations.


Additional Information:

  • One building attendant is included for the duration of contract at no additional charge
  • An additional attendant is available upon request, please see rates below.
  • A building technician is required for use of the sound and lighting equipment. Please see rates below.
  • A refundable Security Deposit is required for all full floor contracts
  • Special Wedding Package includes 12 consecutive hours in one day, plus 1 additional hour for rehearsal (depending on availability)

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Space


Rates


FRONT OF HOUSE ONLY

Includes Lobby, Lavin Studio, Farrell Studio, kitchen, and piano. Tables and Chairs.

OR

AUDITORIUM FOR NON-PERFORMANCE

Includes auditorium floor (not stage), kitchen, and piano. Tables and Chairs.

 

Time Slot Non-Profit* Regular

Monday – Thursday per 4 hour period $150 $300
Monday – Thursday per 8 hour period $260 $520
Friday – Sunday per 4 hour period $200 $400
Friday – Sunday per 8 hour period $340 $680
Beyond 8 hours in 1 hour increments $25/hour $50/hour

*non-profit rates apply only to events that charge admission or accept donations.


Additional Information:

  • A building attendant is included for the duration of contract at no additional charge
  • An additional attendant is available upon request, please see rates below.
  • Use of the theatrical sound and lighting equipment is NOT included.
  • A refundable Security Deposit is required for all contracts
  • Tables and chairs included in rental, however renter is responsible for set up and break down.
  • Hours must include set-up and clean up time.

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Rates


 SINGLE STUDIO RENTAL

Includes ONE studio, tables, chairs, and a piano. (For a one time studio use)

 

 

 

Time Slot For Profit

Normal Weekday Hours – Hourly Rate $25/hour
Outside Normal Weekday Hours – Hourly Rate with 4 hour minimum
$40/hour
Weekend Hours – Hourly Rate with 4 hour minimum $40/hour

Additional Information:

  • A building attendant is included for the duration of contract at no additional charge
  • An additional attendant is available upon request, please see rates below.
  • Tables and chairs included in rental, however renter is responsible for set up and break down.
  • Hours must include set-up and clean up time.

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Space


Rates


2nd Street Stage for ONE TIME Performance

Includes 2nd Street Stage, Backstage Dance Studio, and White Room. Use of tables and chairs.

Option to set up info table/display banners in the Lobby near auditorium doors.

 

Time Slot Non-Profit Regular

Monday – Thursday per 4 hour period $225 $325
Friday – Sunday per 4 hour period $300 $400
Each Additional Hour $40 $75
Use of Theatrical Equipment Deposit $150 $150

All ticketed performances have a $1.00/ticket preservation fee added


Additional Information:

  • One building attendant is included for the duration of contract at no additional charge
  • An additional attendant is available upon request, please see rates below.
  • A building technician is required for use of the sound and lighting equipment. Please see rates below.
  • A refundable Security Deposit is required for all rentals using theatrical equipment.
  • All ticketed performances must be set up through ETIX and a $1.00 preservation fee plus tax will be added.
  • Renter is responsible for set-up and break down of auditorium style seating.
  • Hours must include set-up and clean up time.

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Space


Rates


2nd Street Stage for MULTIPLE Performances

Includes 2nd Street Stage, Backstage Dance Studio, and White Room. Use of tables and chairs.

Option to set up info table/display banners in the Lobby near auditorium doors.

Time Slot Non-Profit Regular

Load In Fee $75 $75
Single Performance $285 $385
Additional Same Day Performance $100 $100
House Attendant – per hour $20/hour $20/hour
Dark Days* – per day $50/day $50/day
Use of Theatrical Equipment Deposit $150 $150

All ticketed performances have a $1.00/ticket preservation fee added

*No dark-day fee will apply if auditorium floor and white room are usable as determined by management


Additional Information:

  • Space for auditions and show rehearsals are included during normal business hours. Depending on Availability
  • Load In Fee Includes:
    • Load-in may begin five days prior to opening. Depending on Availability
    • Tech Week is included during normal business hours. Additional hours can be added at an additional cost.
  • A building technician or an approved operator is required for use of the sound and lighting equipment. Please see rates below.
  • A refundable Security Deposit is required for all rentals using theatrical lighting and sound equipment.
  • All ticketed performances must be set up through ETIX and a $1.00 preservation fee plus tax will be added.
  • Renter is responsible for set-up and break down of auditorium style seating.
  • One House Manger is included for each performance (for up to 4 hours) with NO additional fee.
    • After the 4 hours a building attendant fee will apply (see rates below)
    • A second House Manger is available upon request or may be required by CAC Director, please see rates below.

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 Personnel Rates

Description

Rate
Additional Information
House Attendant/Manager $20/hour 4 Hour Minimum
Technical Supervisor $30/hour 4 Hour Minimum
Set up/Breakdown

$75

Renter may set up at no cost
Cleaning Services

$50/hour

Use of Theatrical Equipment

$150

Refundable Security Deposit
Use of Kitchen

$25/day

with conjunction of a rental

 

ABOUT OUR SPACES

Our lobby is closely restored to its 1943 appearance with artifacts, displays, photo murals, reproduction furniture, and other items of the era. The lobby wing studios are named for Tony Award winning actress Linda Lavin and Emmy Award winning costumer Peggy Farrell. Click the floorplan below for a closer look.

Front of House Community Arts Center Wilmington

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The auditorium, the Hannah Block Second Street Stage, seats 200 and is a popular performance venue for community theater and other entertainment productions. The Community Gallery is the home of Wilmington Art Association and features the work of area artists in monthly shows. Click the floorplan below for a closer look.

Second Street Stage Community Arts Center Wilmington

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All front of house areas are perfect for meetings and special events with access to a fully equipped kitchen, lobby baby grand piano and off-street parking is available. Have your next special event in a space filled ambiance. Click the floorplan below for a closer look.

Lobby Community Arts Center Wilmington

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The Donn Ansell Lower Atrium Studio in our basement level is the perfect dance and rehearsal space with a beautiful new dance floor. It would also be a wonderful special event space with a separate entrance and garden. The basement level is also home to Orange Street Pottery. Click the floorplan below for a closer look.

Lower Level Community Arts Center Wilmington

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There is a dance studio behind the Second Street Stage and a small studio beside the Second Street Stage primarily used for vocal instruction and a waiting/meeting room. Click the floorplan below for a closer look.

Upper Level Dance Studio Community Arts Center Wilmington

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