Venue Rental

Setting the stage for a memorable event

The Arts Centre has almost 50 years of experience with hosting events/performances and serves a broad range of performing arts disciplines, including music (genres ranging from popular to classical), theatre, dance, and comedy. 

Our rental facilities include:

Additional spaces are available to rent through the Fountain School of Performing Arts and the Dalhousie Art Gallery

Centrally located in the heart of historic Halifax, the Arts Centre is a spacious, bright facility that offers professional support services and state-of-the-art technology.

Rent the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium from the back of the house

The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium is more than a place to experience great performances. We host conferences, meetings, graduations, recitals, and other special events. See Rent the Rebecca Cohn to learn more.

Meeting & reception spaces

Sculpture Court from third floor lobby

The Arts Centre features unique venues for meetings and receptions including the Sculpture Court and Lobby, Room 401 and the VIP Room. See Meeting & Reception Spaces to learn more.


The are several parking lots near the Arts Centre with parking availability as show on this map. Free parking is available at all Dalhousie General Permit lots between 4:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. The lots closest to the Arts Centre are on Henry Street at the Central Services Building, the large lot by the Sir James Dunn building accessible from Coburg Road and the spots on Alumni Crescent off South Street. 

Parkades with hourly paid parking are located in the Marion McCain Building on Seymour Street, across from the Arts Centre, and behind the Kenneth C. Rowe Building between Seymour and Henry Streets. The Marion McCain Buidling parkade has a Pay and Park Dispenser and is open to visitors evenings from 6:30 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. To avoid a parking ticket, the display card must be clearly visible inside your car's windshield.

There is no overnight parking in any of our lots. 

Street parking on University Avenue is no longer available due to a new protected bike lane.