The Performing Arts Center offers a number of rental spaces for performances, banquets, meetings, and other events.

Availability is limited as the university and resident arts organizations with annual holds have first priority for booking. For details and calendar availability, please contact Program Services Coordinator Andrea Castillo at

Event Spaces

Harold Miossi Hall

This extraordinary 1,286-seat acoustic theater can accommodate a wide range of events ranging from acoustic performances, amplified concerts, lectures, ceremonies, graduations, and more. The theater is equipped with a 49’ x 25’ proscenium opening with 40’ of depth, a full 70’ fly tower, two projection screens, state-of-the art audio & lighting systems, and a sprung floor.

  • Proscenium: 1,286 seats
  • Partial thrust: 1,208 seats
  • Full thrust: 1,081 seats

Alex & Faye Spanos Theatre

This single-floor proscenium theater, originally built in 1960, is 38’ wide and 19-1/2’ high with a 50’ fly tower and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems.

  • 498 seats


This 70’ x 40’ multipurpose space can be used for lectures, meetings, performances, banquets, vendor fairs, receptions and more. A wide variety of sound and lighting equipment may be brought in to facilitate complex events.

  • 350 standing
  • 220 theater-style seating
  • 150 banquet-style seating


The Performing Arts Center’s three spectacular lobbies, one on each level, can be rented separately for receptions, meetings, conferences, and parties and in coordination with the performance schedule. Depending on configuration, this space can accommodate up to 180 people.

Founders Room

This beautiful room overlooking the hills of San Luis Obispo is perfect for meetings, small banquets, and receptions. The space can accommodate roughly 20-30 people.