The Department of Cultural Services in partnership with the Marin Cultural Association has four essential functions: operating the Marin Center facilities and campus as rental venues, programming a diverse performance series and the visual arts galleries, overseeing the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center docent tour program, and producing the Marin County Fair. The Department and the Marin Cultural Association support art and culture in Marin County, increasing participation, advancing collaboration, and optimizing resources to create greater access to the arts for all Marin County residents regardless of age, race, ability, or means.
Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium
The Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium seats 2000 and hosts a variety of major events ranging from the Marin Symphony to Pilobolus; from the Peking Acrobats to Willie K; from Marin Speakers Series to Forever Tango. Inspired by Marin County Civic Center architect Frank Lloyd Wright, it’s an excellent place for sales meetings, films, and special events.
The Exhibit Hall offers 22,500 square feet on one level and can be partitioned for a variety of uses. With space for 105 booths, the Exhibit Hall hosts the major trade, consumer, and exhibit shows presented in Marin County. The Exhibit Hall also seats up to 1,000 for luncheons and dinners; and with the addition of the portable stage, is available for dinner-dances, corporate parties, and special events.
The intimate Showcase Theater seats 315 in upholstered comfort, has a 40-foot proscenium and is fully equipped with theatrical lighting, dimming and studio quality sound system. The light and sound control booth has provisions for slide and 16mm film projection. When the Showcase Theater isn't being used as a theater, it can also be used as a meeting room. Many businesses and organizations schedule meetings and conferences in the Showcase Theater, as no seat is more than 45 feet from the stage.
The Marin Center Meeting Rooms can accommodate from 20 to 150 people, and are perfect for a variety of functions, including workshops, seminars and break-out sessions.
Featuring a 14-acre lagoon, walking paths, lawns, and garden areas, the Fairgrounds are used in conjunction with the Exhibit Hall for additional exhibits or activities. With a capacity of 6,000, the picturesque Lagoon Park features 4 acres of level lawn and is a perfect venue for art and music festivals, corporate picnics and parties, and dog shows.
Free parking lots are located adjacent to all facilities.
For facility rental information, send an email to Abe Metellus, Event / Rental Manager at (415) 473-5034.
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