Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

513 345 8400

For Visitors

For Visitors

The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is the most inspiring place in the world for you to have your wedding or event. For more information, please contact the Facility Rentals Manager at 513-345-8415 or via email.


Located on the liveliest corner in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, within easy walking distance of hotels and other attractions, the CAC offers an exciting modern venue for any type of event. No matter which of our dramatic spaces you choose, you and your guests will be immersed in the spirit of our cutting-edge art within an architectural landmark.

At CAC, we offer you:

  • Your choice of one of our professional preferred caterers
  • Wall-to-wall windows in our main reception space
  • Private rooms for bride and groom to prepare for the ceremony and reception
  • A private dance floor surrounded by multi-colored lighted columns, with an adjacent lounge where your guests can mingle.

Begin your journey to the most wonderful day of your life, right now by calling our facilities rental manager, Chevonne Childs at 513-345-8415 or via email.

Contemporary lobby with chic lighting and furniture ready for an evening event

Kaplan Hall

Dr. Stanley & Mickey Kaplan Hall, the distinctive expanse of our main lobby, is the ultimate place to see and be seen in downtown Cincinnati. Street level glass walls provide urban ambiance against the backdrop of a vibrant cityscape. Whether a milestone or corporate event, Kaplan Hall can accommodate 210 seated guests or up to 350 for cocktails.

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email us.

Black Box Theater at the CAC set up for a presentation

Black Box Performance Theatre & Lower Lobby Lounge

Whether you are organizing a new product launch, an elegant awards banquet, or an exclusive film premiere or dance party, the Black Box Performance Theatre’s high ceiling, large projection screen, and lighting sound and video systems provide you a blank canvas to make uniquely yours. The Ronnie Sassoon and Vidal Sassoon Foundation and P&G Fund Lobbies make a great spot for a pre-show cocktail party or lounge area. Theatre seating accommodates 150 and more than 200 can dance the night away in the Black Box turned disco!

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email us.

Board Room & Urban Terrace

The Alice F. & Harris K. Weston Boardroom is the ideal space for intimate roundtable discussions, creative off-site sessions, recognition dinners or even Sunday brunch. An adjacent urban terrace affords a striking vista of downtown’s restaurant row and thriving arts and entertainment district – the CAC’s best ‘room with a view’.

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email us.

Creativity Center

The 6th floor of the CAC was renovated in 2022 into the Creativity Center, a vibrant space for community art exploration. This floor features several unique features, including:

  • The Commons, a flexible gathering space featuring incredible views of Downtown Cincinnati.
  • A Quiet Room, for nursing or sensory rejuvenation
  • Stunning views of interior of the iconic Zaha Hadid building
  • Audio and visual capabilities for performances, presentations, or background music

This space works well as its own reception venue, a Bridal Suite for a ceremony occurring elsewhere in the building, a meeting space for community events, and more. 

For more information or to rent this space, please call 513-345-8415 or email us.

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