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44 Gypsy Ln
Bennington, Vermont, 05201
United States


The Bennington Center for the Arts boasts seven large galleries which are home to temporary exhibitions by many of the finest representational artists from around the country, as well as an extensive collection of wildlife art, paintings by Eric Sloane and detailed wooden bird carvings by Floyd Scholz. In addition, The Bennington Center for the Arts houses a covered bridge museum, a collection of Native American artifacts and art works, studio space, and a lovely 320 seat theater equipped with a world class Fazioli piano.

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Space Rental

SPACE RENTAL at The Bennington Center for the Arts

The Bennington Center for the Arts has multiple galleries, art-making spaces and a theater that are available to rent for performances, seminars and special events.  Less than a mile from the center of town, you will have a multitude of caterers, restaurants or hotels at your disposal.    

Available Spaces:

Lower Galleries                                                                            Our lower galleries provides an intimate space in close proximity to the theater and restrooms and are perfect for receptions.  For light food service needs a small kitchen is available in the concessions area. 

Upper Gallery
Our upper gallery is a bright space with excellent natural lighting and is suitable for luncheons, award ceremonies, or galas.  

Depending on the current set-up, most galleries can accommodate 100 people seated in rows or 60 people seated at tables. The floor is carpeted and the walls are hung with either a current exhibit or pieces from our permanent collection.  

Tables and chairs can be provided by the Bennington Center for the Arts.  A limited kitchen is available on the lower level for more extensive catering needs.

Full Day Rental (8 hours):  $200 general, $100 member rate* (rates vary depending on attendance and day of the week)

Staffing rates for after hours event: $20/hr/person

Kitchen usage: $100 (includes cleaning fee)

Note, linens and place settings are not included.

*Applies to select membership levels  

The Laumeister Theater
This beautiful theater features 315 cloth pull down seats, (212 on the ground floor and 103 in the balcony). There is ample back stage space, dressing rooms, concessions capability and it is fully equipped with lights, sound and a projector.  Renters must provide their own light and sound tech if needed.

The use of the front lobby is also included in this rental.  No food or drink is allowed in the theater.  The theater is currently home to a world-class Fazioli piano which may be used for an additional fee.  

Full Day Rental (8 hours):  $650 general, $400 non-profit or member rate*.  Discounted rates are available for multi-day bookings.

Staffing rates for after hours event: $20/hr/person

Piano usage: $100 (includes tuning fee)

*Applies to select membership levels

The Workshop
This working art space has multiple workspaces available with connections to power and can accommodate up to 30 people. Outfitted with a brush cleaning station, a kitchen and bathroom and a separate entrance this space is available for many different uses.  

Please contact us if you are interested in using this space for recurring or long term rentals.  



Full Day Rental (8 hours): $100 general, $50 non-profit or member rate*

Staffing rates for after hours event: $20/hr/person

*Applies to select membership levels

How to reserve Space

If  you are interested in holding your event at The Bennington Center for the Arts, please fill out the rental request form below.  A request may can be approved or denied based date availability, technical needs or special requirements and anticipated audience size.

 If your request has been approved, staff will contact you to confirm event dates and times, and will email you a contract.  All renters are required to schedule a walk-through of the requested space.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  No contract is firm until deposit has been paid.  

An additional $500 security deposit may be applied for all rentals.  This may be paid via a check which will be destroyed post-event or via a credit card number that can be securely held.  If the renter breaks or violates the terms of rental agreement/contract, this deposit or a portion thereof will be used to cover damage to the property, cleaning, etc.   

Space Rental Rates above are subject to change depending on the size and nature of the event.

Space Rental Request Form

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