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7/20/22 UPDATE: The ESB MACC is no longer accepting rentals.

The ESB MACC will be closed from 2023-2024. Please refer to the MACC Phase 2 page for details on the MACC's projected construction timeline.

Rental Spaces

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) offers various rental spaces. All rentals must serve the cultural, educational, artistic, or civic purpose of the ESB-MACC. Click on the links below for capacity levels, equipment lists, floor plans, photos, and rental rates for each of our rental spaces.   

Rental Fees and Forms

Rental Rates and Fees

Rental Application

Facility Rental User Guide

Rental Inquiries and Reservations

Lorie M. Martinez, Culture and Arts Coordinator, LAAP/Facility Rentals Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of events can I host at the center?

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) is available for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor rentals including community events, non-profit events, business events, meetings, lectures, classes, banquets, and more. Due to ESB-MACC programs and community events at a high demand, spaces may not be rented for ongoing recurring or repeat events during a calendar year. Priority is given to events that support the ESB-MACC mission. Events that do not support the ESB-MACC mission will be given consideration 7 months prior to the rental date if the desired space is available.

The ESB-MACC does not rent space for life, family or personal events such as weddings, birthdays, quinceañeras, family reunions and social gatherings, with the exception of our Zocalo plaza. This allows for more space availability for community organized events. Zocalo renters must rent portable toilets.

City practices do not allow for external agencies to hold news/press/media conferences at City facilities.

• Please note that rental activities may not interfere with the normal public operation of the facility and are subject to the policies and guidelines listed below, as well as those outlined in the ESB-MACC Reservation Agreement. Site may stay open during rental events.

When can events be held at the ESB-MACC?

The facility is available for event rentals between the hours of 10am-10pm Monday through Saturday, with the exception of City of Austin Holidays when the facility will be closed. Rental periods include all setup and clean-up time and cleanup may not extend past 12am midnight.

What are the rental charges and what is included?

All fees are assessed in accordance with the current City of Austin Parks and Recreation Fee Schedule. Fees will be calculated based on the hourly rental fee and applicable staff and utility fees. In addition to the rental fees, a deposit (converts to damage and cleanup deposit) may be required at the time of the reservation.

Rental Fees & Rates

Are there any spaces available at no-charge?

The ESB-MACC has one community room (Raul Salinas) which is offered free of charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The community room has specific guidelines for use of the room. This room is a public space and cannot be reserved more than 90 days in advance or scheduled for sequential events. The community room is only available free of charge during regular business hours. A charge will be assessed outside of business hours.

How do I reserve a date?

Facility reservations are first-come, first-served and may be made up to 7 months in advance. Potential renters should complete the Rental Application to begin the process. Once your event has been approved, the reservation agreement must be signed and any applicable reservation deposits paid.

Can I tour the facility?

Viewing of the ESB-MACC is available by appointment. Please contact the Facility Rentals Coordinator to setup an appointment.

Is parking free?

Free parking is limited at the ESB-MACC. Metered parking available for renters and their guests. Guests can pay for parking using the app Park ATX

Parking meters are enforced Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Parking is $2 per hour from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. is a flat rate of $5. For paid time that continues after 6 p.m., the $5 flat rate is added to existing payment and parking expires at 3 a.m.

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