Event Requests


Event Requests

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an event at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. The center facilitates learning through the performing and cinematic arts, which connect, stimulate, and enrich our communities. In pursuit of that mission, the center supports public performances and screenings hosted by the University’s performing arts departments and community arts partners. On occasion, the center hosts non-performance events presented by University departments and community organizations.

New clients interested in hosting their event at the center must submit their requests at least 60 days prior to their anticipated event date. Upon review and approval, a meeting will be scheduled to discuss event details after which an event estimate and agreement will be provided. The center requires at least 45 days notice for all event requests. Venue space is reserved based on time and resource availability. To begin the event request process, click here.


Request an Event

Use our online portal to check venue availability and submit a request to hold your event at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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University Departments

The center is available to University departments for private performances, screenings, and special events, such as dinners, receptions, and presentations. Event requests must be submitted by a full-time faculty or staff member. Charges are assessed and an estimate provided after the event details are determined.

Arts Partners

Arts organizations in the community that are designated as arts partners with the center should submit performance date requests via email. To become an arts partner with the center, email us to begin the application process.

Agents and Event Promoters

We currently do not provide venue space for public rental without an academic partnership or co-sponsorship. If you would like an artist or film to be considered for inclusion on an upcoming season, please email us.

Student Groups

Because the demand for venue space from University departments and arts partners is high, the center is unable to accept requests from student organizations at this time. Student activities groups may schedule their events at Washington Hall. Visit their website to check venue availability or to request event space.



The center requires at least 45 days notice for all event requests. Venue space is reserved based on time and resource availability. To begin the event request process, click here. For more information regarding requesting an event, contact the center via email or by dialing 574-631-2995.