Rental Inquiries

WORLDWISE Dean's Lecture Series photo courtesy of Shannon Clash

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is available for performances, receptions and meetings. Our wide range of spaces can accommodate small gatherings or audiences with upwards of a thousand guests. In addition to our state-of-the-art performance spaces, we offer a full range of services including skilled technical personnel, ticketing and sales, audience services and access to campus security and catering services.

  • Versatile spaces of various sizes ensure just the right venue for your event
  • Guests enjoy access to Encore bar before the show and during intermission
  • Convenient garage and surface lot parking
  • Accessible loading docks
  • Online calendar listing for public events


The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is home to six diverse performance venues.

Rental Rates

The Clarice Rental Rates are comprised of a package system.

Cost of the space is determined by the following formula:


Half Day rate (50% discount) is applied to the VENUE cost for events that can occur within a 6 hour block — including set up and clean up time.

View our Rental Rate Sheet.

Contact the Scheduling Office

For all questions or inquiries about renting a space at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, please contact the Scheduling and Rentals Manager at 301.405.8176 or by email at rentals-theclarice@umd.edu.

More Information

If you still have questions, review our Frequently Asked Rental Questions.

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