Venue Rental Information

Thank you for your interest in reserving a Carolina Performing Arts venue.

Requests to reserve Memorial Hall, Gerrard Hall, Historic Playmakers Theatre, and CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio are accepted according to the following schedule:

  • Requests for events happening January – June are accepted beginning on the first weekday of the prior October.
  • Requests for events happening July – December are accepted beginning on the first weekday of the prior April.

Requests that are received at any point on the first weekday of October or April receive equal preference for booking. Requests that are received after that time will be filled in the order in which they are received. Since we receive so many requests, we recommend submitting requests on the first day that requests are accepted.

We also encourage you to email CPA Events Manager Mark Steffen before you submit your request to discuss the availability of your desired dates, as CPA events are scheduled prior to accepting requests from other users. It is possible that both your preferred and alternate dates may not be available.

Our goal when considering requests and booking events is to maximize the total number of events in our venues. To increase your chances of securing a date, please include both preferred and alternate date options.

All events must be scheduled at least 45 days in advance. Due to high demand, groups will be allowed a maximum of one Friday or Saturday use of Memorial Hall per semester.

General Information About Rental Events

Please note that changing circumstances related to COVID-19 may affect the availability of spaces. All reservations will be contingent upon safe conditions, University policies and government regulations.

In general, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill organizations have first priority for the use of venues managed by CPA. If your event will not be fully sponsored and directly paid for by a UNC Department or officially-recognized UNC student organization in good standing (or if you are unsure if your event qualifies as a University event), please read our Policies for University and Non-University Venue Users.

For information about our venues, please click here. Please note that Moeser Auditorium, located inside Hill Hall, is managed by the UNC Department of Music. Venue usage information for that space may be found here.

For questions related to venue rental opportunities, please contact Mark Steffen.

Venue Rental Request Form

"*" indicates required fields

First name*
Last name*
Requested venue
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Event start time*
If the date above is not available do you have any other dates you are interested in?
Will the event be ticketed?*
Will you charge for admission?*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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