Rental Inquiries

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. Event requests must be submitted at least eight (8) weeks prior to the event date. 

  • 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

Contact the Rentals Office

For all questions or inquiries about renting a space at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, please contact the Rentals Office at 301.405.2941 or by email at


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 (40% discount) is applied to the VENUE cost for events that can occur within a 6 hour block — including set up and clean up time.

University of Maryland Campus and Student Group rental rates available upon request.

View our Rental Rate Sheet.

More Information

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

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