Renting the Columbus performing arts center 

The Columbus Performing Arts Center houses two theatres that are available for rent to the general public. The Van Fleet Theatre is a 175 seat black box theatre. The Shedd Theatre is a beautiful 314 seat proscenium theatre. At affordable rates these spaces will be perfect for your next theatre or dance performance, recital or lecture. The Columbus Performing Arts Center is located at 549 Franklin Ave, near downtown.

Bookings will not be made over the telephone. Please use the Rental Request form linked below.

When your request is received, it will be acknowledged with a telephone call and/or an email. At that time a thorough inquiry will be made regarding the booking. A Cost Estimate and Letter of Agreement will be generated and sent out via email. If the cost estimate matches your needs, you will need to print, sign and return them via standard mail (along with your non-refundable payment) at your earliest convenience to the address listed below:

55 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Please make all checks payable to CATCO. Please also state in the memo line of the check the month and year of your rental in addition to the name of the venue you are using (Shedd Theatre) for your rental. This agreement is not applicable until your non-refundable deposit and all previous invoices have been paid in full. Should the Rentee fail for any reason to use the premises after the balance has been paid, no refund shall be made. Payment may be made by certified check, money order or organizational check; neither cash nor personal check will be accepted. All checks are to be made payable to: CATCO is Theatre.

When your contract is generated, the name of the Facility Coordinator and contact information for the Facility Coordinator will be included. It is your obligation to contact the Facility Coordinator and confirm load-in times.

If you at any time have questions regarding the rental process, please feel free to contact Joseph Bishara at