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The Rotunda is an arts and culture community venue that is fueled by the belief that art is a catalyst for social change and that the arts can lead to the formation of meaningful partnerships between the University of Pennsylvania and surrounding neighborhoods. Over 300 events are offered every year, including live music, film, spoken word, theater, art, dance, education, youth programs, arts incubation, and various experimental genres. As an alcohol-free, The Rotunda provides a critical social alternative for all ages. At its core, The Rotunda is a shared space fostering learning, enrichment, and community support while empowering the public to present, produce, and promote their work.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Class, Reading, Meeting, Special Event, Screening
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use The Rotunda does not book private events. All events must be open to the public.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Email or go to and complete the Contact form.

Hours Of Operation varies
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy We request at least hour weeks notice of cancellation. Those who fail to provide this will not be welcome to use the venue in the future.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Sound technician
Payment Types Cash, Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1200.0 sqft
Space Features Heated, Wings/backstage space
Technology WiFi
Flooring Wood, Carpet
Stage Configuration Platform stage
Stage Dimensions 24 ft x 12 ft with 2.5 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 125
Seating Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Secure storage, Green room
Instruments and Accessories Drum set, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance $200 $200 - -
Class - $200 - -
Reading $200 $200 - -
Meeting - $200 - -
Special Event $200 $200 - -
Screening $200 $200 - -

This space was last updated on Monday, January 05, 2015 at 1:32PM