Great effort is required to host a truly memorable event and that begins with choosing the perfect location.
Impress your guests in the unique setting of the Arts United Center. Designed by Louis Kahn, one of the most influential architects of the 20th Century, this building is a jewel of modern architecture. The dramatic selection of brick, stone and glass in the structure is unlike any other venue in the city.
The theater hosts performances by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, Dance Collective, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and more. The acoustics are top-notch, lighting and sound system are state-of-the-art, and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Rental of the stage and auditorium is subject to availability.
Meetings & Lectures
Whether you are planning a seminar, breakfast, luncheon, recognition banquet, holiday gathering, or an awards presentation, we can accommodate your needs.
Weddings & Receptions
Tantalizing your senses with the unique arts campus backdrop, this spectacular venue adds flair and elegance to your occasion. The architecture will shine in your photography giving you one of a kind memories for a lifetime. If you wish for part of your special day to be outdoors, Freimann Square park is located just outside.
Benefits of using the Arts United Center for any event:
- Use the caterer of your choice
- Full kitchen with ice-maker and built in bar
- Use the decor of your choice
- Tables and chairs included
- Set up, tear down and building monitor included in your rental
- Flat screen display monitors available in the lower lobby
- House sound system included
- 1-hour rehearsal included
- Auditorium stage available for additional fee
Facilities and Amenities
The Ian Rolland Gallery
The Ian Rolland Gallery was designed to exemplify the “view with a room” concept. During the day, the gallery is basked in sunlight, by night the city lights of downtown Fort Wayne glow through the windows. Whatever the occasion, the Ian Rolland Gallery offers a one-of-a-kind environment.
Ian Rolland Gallery amenities:
- Full kitchen with ice maker
- Built in bar area
- Tables in various sizes and 150 chairs included in your rental
- Projectors and Screens
- Free public Wi-Fi access
- Lectern, microphones, and flip charts stands
- Configurable for 120 guests at round tables and up to 200
- Handicap accessible
The theater offers the unique opportunity to have a larger classroom or lecture style meeting. Backstage contains rehearsal studios, spacious dressing rooms, a green room, scene shop, and restrooms.
- Seating capacity up to 665
- Spacious proscenium stage with orchestra lift
- Direct access with a flat run to semi and box truck loading dock
- Backstage scene shop
- State-of-the-art sound and lighting
- Superior acoustics
For rental information or the technical packet for the theater please contact the Arts United Director of Operations at 260 424.0646