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Business or personal, large or small, we have a venue that is just perfect for your party.

We plan literally hundreds of exciting events each season and are ready to help make your next event unique and memorable. Let our talented production team help you create an exceptional experience and put your event center stage in the newly-renovated McAninch Arts Center. We have a variety of unique spaces to make your event one of a kind. With a variety of catering options provided by our preferred caterers or by our onsite culinary department, we can create a total event experience that exceeds your expectations.

All of our spaces offer a distinctive setting that will make your special event memorable for meetings, competitions, wedding, corporate gatherings and other special events. Inquiries for bookings are now being accepted.

  • 782-seat Belushi Performance Hall with state of the art lighting and sound.
  • 184-seat Playhouse offering a more intimate experience, with lighting and sound.
  • 70-seat black box stage (approximate capacity) with flexible seating set up options.
  • 1200 capacity new outdoor Patio Amphitheater Stage, with space available for party tents,
    seating and view of the lake.
  • 150 seated or 300 cocktail/standing Main lobby, with abundant natural light and adjacent Cleve
    Carney Museum of Art.

Explore our venues below, and click through to see photos, get event use ideas and read testimonials by recent renters. For complete details about the MAC rentals, including venue space specs, prices, and availability information, as well a full rental guidelines and options, download our Rental brochure PDF.

Belushi Performance Hall

Our largest and most versatile audience-based space, the Belushi Performance Hall can accommodate up to 780 with its set seating, and provides state-of-the-art lighting and sound throughout. For graduations, conferences, independent performance tour rentals, and more, the Performance Hall will not disappoint in its impressive ambiance, modern design, and overall WOW factor for your event. Explore the Hall, now.

Playhouse Theatre

A warm and intimate experience, with superior lighting and sound, the Playhouse Theatre offers seating for 184. For any corporate, social or performance event of a medium size, this is a great option. Get more details.

Studio Theatre

Lectures, seminars, and meetings, smaller corporate or personal events, the Studio Theatre offers a private and flexible setting with a fully equipped black-box stage. Facility features multiple seating options for approximately 70, and a variety of technical, sound, lighting and ambiance options. Learn more.

Lakeside Pavilion

This breathtaking outdoor venue offers endless possibilities for seasonal events. Featuring a Patio Amphitheatre Stage and expansive lawn area with a scenic view of the lake, you can use this space for up to 1,200 with availability for party tents, banquet seating, and more ideal for weddings, receptions, banquets, family parties, reunions, or any event you desire. Discover your outdoor options, now.

Lobby & Gallery

For cocktail receptions, casual yet elegant gatherings, or simply overflow space, you’ll love the beautiful sun-filled lobby and spectacular newly renovated Cleve Carney Museum of Art. Made possible by the legacy gift from one of Glen Ellyn’s most revered philanthropists, the late Cleve Carney, a contemporary art collector and supporter, the 2,850-square-foot addition on the west side of the McAninch Arts Center offers a one-of-a-kind backdrop for groups up to 300 (150 seated). Marvel at a variety of innovative art by regional, national and international artists, as well as works from his personal contemporary collection, and even talented student exhibits. Arts exhibitions change all year long, so you always have an opportunity for a unique visual setting. Learn more.

For more information on rentals please call 630-942-4000 or email at macrental@cod.edu.