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Offering unique spaces for large and small events

For rental fees and space availability, or to schedule an appointment, contact Chloe Mockensturm at or 419-423-2787 x 108

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The Donnell Theater

The newly renovated Donnell Theater features plush seating for 960 people, a 43 x 80’ stage with sprung floor, professional theater lighting and sound, as well as backstage dressing rooms and green room. Rental includes the use of the theater, the historic theater lobby, green room, 3 dressing rooms on the stage level floor and 2 large chorus dressing rooms on the basement level.

Seating Capacity960
Stage Size43 x 66′
Dressing Rooms3 individual ( stage level )
2 chorus ( basement: accessible by elevator )
Green RoomYes
LightingWash lighting included
Theatrical and Performance Lighting additional fee
SoundBasic microphone set up included
Theatrical and performance sound additional fee
StaffAdditional fee for technical staff to be determined based on event/performance specifications


Roy and Marcia Armes Event Hall

The newly built Armes Event Hall can accommodate up to 200 people seated at 60″ round tables and is perfect for receptions, meetings, training sessions, recitals, and other performances.  Armes Event Hall features a sprung wood floor, which is the same size as the Donnell Theater stage, professional lighting and sound as well as a catering prep kitchen.

Room Size43′ x 70′
Seating Capacity184 (with tables)
Standing Capacity300
Tables60″ Rounds and 8 foot rectangular tables
ChairsPadded Banquet Chairs
LightingWash lighting included
Theatrical and performance lighting additional fee
SoundBasic microphone set up included
Theatrical and performance sound additional fee
StaffOne staff member on site during event
Additional staff available for a fee


Gary and Jane Heminger Atrium and The Gardner Family Lounge

As the grand entrance of the new Marathon Center, the Heminger Atrium features full glass walls and a beautifully appointed 1939 art deco chandelier complemented by a radiantly designed terrazzo floor. Rental of the atrium also includes the use of the Gardner Family Lounge which overlooks the atrium and a bar with ample space for tables and chairs.

Room SizeLounge size: 23’ x 64’ upper level ( accessible by elevator )
Atrium: 40’ x 45’ ground level
Seating CapacityLounge: 80
Atrium: 80
Standing CapacityLounge: 230
Atrium: 230
Tables60″ rounds and 8-foot rectangular tables
ChairsPadded Banquet Chairs
SoundBasic microphone set up included
StaffOne staff member included


Fisher/Wall Art Gallery

The spacious and airy Fisher/Wall Art Gallery is the perfect location for smaller gatherings. It is the ideal location to socialize with friends or clients both before a show or event. For meetings, dinners, workshops, discussion groups, lectures, and other similar uses, the gallery provides an inspirational backdrop to get creative juices flowing.

Room Size27’ x 64’
Seating Capacity72
Standing Capacity200
Tables60″ rounds and 8 foot rectangular tables
ChairsPadded Banquet Chairs
SoundAvailable for rent
StaffOne staff member on site during event


MCPA Festival Grounds

The expansive landscaped grounds around the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts provide a perfect venue for outdoor events such as craft shows, carnivals, company events and musical performances.  The fully paved lot allows for easy setup of tables, booths, tents, and stages with street and lot parking in the area during evenings and weekends.

Square Feet96,000
Rest RoomsRenter to supply portable restrooms
Water AvailableYes
StaffOne staff member included