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Have Your Next Event with Manship Theatre

Make your event come alive! Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for the Arts has four versatile spaces that can make your next event tailored just the way you want. Corporate leaders have roused their charges from the main stage. A birthday girl and her friends, costumed in polyester and flipped up hair, remembered the '80s with The Breakfast Club on the big screen. Whatever you imagine, we can do.

For more information, contact events@manshiptheatre.org

Main Theatre

Capacity: 325
Best for: Theatre and music productions, corporate speeches, conferences, movies

The main theatre is among the finest in the country, where there isn't a bad seat the in the house. The theatre is outfitted with high-quality video and audio, allowing for plug and play of multi-media presentations. Backstage includes a star dressing room, three ensemble dressing rooms, restrooms, and green room.

Manship Theatre Technical Specs

Hartley/Vey Theatres

Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre
Capacity: 130 seated dinner; 200 standing without stage; 150 standing with stage
Best for: Conferences, seminars, fundraisers, concerts, and speeches

The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre is an open space that can be configured to fit just about any event. What's more, it can be combined with the adjacent workshop to accommodate larger groups and combination events, such as a lecture followed by a reception.

Hartley/Vey Theatre Technical Specs

Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre
Capacity: 125 reception style; 80 seated dinner
Best for:

The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre includes mirrored walls and a sprung dance floor, making it an excellent space for rehearsals. With portable sound, you can use the theater for professional meetings requiring speakers. The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre next door lets the Workshop double as a meeting site with an adjacent reception hall.

Hartley/Vey Theatre Technical Specs

The Gallery at Manship Theatre

Capacity: 225 reception style; 120 seated dinner
Best for: Receptions, corporate dinners, holiday parties, and dramatic events. With dramatic views of the Shaw Center, this open space can be fashioned for galas of all types


2017-18 Facility Usage Guidelines (PDF)

All spaces can be used in combination. It is our policy that all clients use Manship Theatre's Bar Service. For more information please contact:

Hayley Westphal