The Dougherty Arts Center (DAC) has been home to local, national and international performing artists since 1978. Bring your next film festival, dance recital, live concert of staged performance to our stage, or use our free creative space rehearsal rooms for your auditions, production meetings, workshops and rehearsals.

stage and seating

 

 

Rental Spaces

Click on the links below for more information about the theater and the no-cost Creative Space Rooms.   

Rental Fees and Forms

Theater Rental Guildlines

Theater Rental Rates (PDF)  

Creative Space Request Form (Fillable PDF)

2020 Theater Reservation Request (Fillable PDF)

Availability Calendar

To see if the dates/times you would like to request space are available, check our availability calendar below! Current reservations are listed in this calendar only by the room they have reserved and the time frame of the reservation, not by their organization name.You cannot reserve space directly through the online calendar, nor does this calendar guarantee that space is available. It should only be used as a guide to assist you prior to completing any/all required request forms. 

Availability Calendar

Rental Inquiries and Reservations

Lucy Miller-Downing, Theater and Event Coordinator
Lucy.Miller-Downing@austintexas.gov
512.974.4045

Frequently Asked Questions

To reserve one of our two free creative space rooms you must download and complete a Creative Space Reservation Request Form, and submit it via email at DACInfo@austintexas.gov, or in person. If the facility is able to accommodate your request, a DAC representative will contact you via email and phone to confirm.

 

What kinds of events could I host in the theatre?

The DAC theater is equipped for the purpose of a variety of different events. It is best suited for small staged theatrical performances, acoustic concerts, dance recitals, film screenings and lectures.

I want to host an event and invite vendors to sell merchandise. Can I do that?

Theater clients are allowed 2 tables in the gallery adjacent to the entrance of the theater to sell concessions or merchandise with the appropriate permits. We do not have the ability to accommodate additional vendors in the theater, gallery or outdoor area.

Can I tour the facility?

Of course! However all tours and walkthroughs of the theater and creative spaces are by appointment only. Please email DACTheater@austintexas.gov to schedule a tour today.

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