Please note: June through September, Arts Council rental spaces are not available, due to the priority of summer camp scheduling. Rentals for the fall are available on a case-by-case basis – please reach out in August or September with interest for the fall. Thank you for thinking of the Arts Council.
**As of October 26, 2017 the quoted rates are under consideration by the Board of the Arts Council. Final rates may be different from those listed.**
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) (the non-profit arts organization housed in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts), is pleased to offer rental space for artists, arts educators, local non-profits and community groups. From recitals to rehearsals and performances, the Robeson Center for the Arts makes an outstanding venue for all the arts. Check it out today!
Individuals and companies are also eligible to rent space as Members and Community Partners. Income from small gatherings to large receptions supports our mission of Building Community Through the Arts! The spaces can be adapted to accommodate a wide range of events. The Paul Robeson Center is the ideal location for: corporate breakfasts and luncheons, executive retreats, business meetings, cocktail receptions, buffets, elegant seated dinners, private celebrations, screenings, lectures, adult birthday celebrations, children’s birthday parties and much more.
Steps to rent space:
1. Review available rooms and studios below
2. Review rental rates
3. Submit space request form at least 45 days before the date you are interested in. If you have not received a response within 2 days, please follow up by calling the Arts Council at 609.924.8777.
4. Visit the space, if needed
5. Receive a quote form and work out the details with a member of our staff.
6. Once details are in place, receive and then review the contract
7. Return signed contract and 50% of balance due to officially book the space
The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts in downtown Princeton opened to the public on June 5, 2008. The Michael Graves-designed renovation and expansion offers 17,000 square feet of galleries, studio space and performance arts space. The building is fully ADA-compliant.
Top Floor (floor plan)
Robert L. Solley Theater
Located on the top floor of Robeson Center, the Solley Theater is an excellent space for performances, recitals or corporate meetings. A Steinway B grand piano is also available for use in this space. Capacity is 110 seated in a theater audience configuration, 60 seated at tables or 125 standing guests (Lighting Diagram)
The Theater Lobby is airy, with two walls of windows overlooking the sculpture garden on the Michael Graves Terrace, and is a supplementary exhibition space. The Theater Lobby can be used as a bar or refreshment station or as a registration location for your event. Capacity of this space is 60 standing guests.
The Painting Studio and The Anne Reeves Studio
Our studios – The Painting Studio and Anne Reeves Studio – are located on the second floor, by the Solley Theater, adjacent to the Theater Lobby. Named for our beloved founding director, the Anne Reeves Studio, houses a large, round window that frames a picturesque view of downtown Princeton. These studios can be used for art workshops or sittings. For events that are catered, these studios are ideal for food staging and prep with a sink and ample room for work tables. Pocket doors slide open for easy access between the Painting and Anne Reeves Studio. Capacity of these spaces ranges from 12-20, depending on the use.
This signature round room overlooks picturesque downtown Princeton and serves as an entryway into the Anne Reeves Studio. Half of the circular wall houses the Kristina Johnson Art Library. Three round tables and sleek Design Within Reach molded wooden chairs complete this comfortable, functional, light-filled, flexible space. Comfortably seats around 30 people, depending on use of the space.
Didi and Jim Burke Studio
The Didi and Jim Burke Studio is a multi-use art space for children’s and adults’ classes. This space is ideal for team-building art experiences and can be used as a breakout space in conjunction with other rooms. Capacity of this space is 20 seated guests.