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Rent Building H - Arts Center

Elgin Community College allows businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and community groups to rent college facilities and grounds when these spaces are not used for ECC programs, services, and activities. This rental service extends to various needs, including conferences, trade shows, and other events. It's important to note that college facilities cannot schedule personal and private social events.

To ensure the appropriateness and feasibility of each request, ECC reserves the right to approve all rental requests. Insurance may be required as part of the facility's use application process. Each college facility may feature unique pricing structures and policies tailored to accommodate diverse requirements. Whether hosting conferences, trade shows, or other events, ECC strives to provide a flexible and professional environment for external organizations to benefit from its state-of-the-art facilities and grounds.

Request For Proposal Form

How to Rent Space(s) in the Arts Center

  1. Check on the availability of Arts Center facilities - or 847-214-7140.
  2. Discuss details of your event with the performing arts manager, who will estimate the charges for your event.
  3. Reservations are held with an approved estimate of charges, a signed contract, and a deposit of 20 percent of the total estimated charges. (Outstanding balances are due 10 days before your event.)
  4. Secure a "certificate of liability" insurance policy naming ECC as additionally insured.

Arts Center Rental Rates


View of the Blizzard Theatre from the stage

Blizzard Theatre

The Blizzard Theatre is a 662-seat proscenium-style theatre with comfortable seating, outstanding acoustics, and great sightlines that can accommodate groups of all sizes.

Performance at Second Space Theatre, Elgin Community College

SecondSpace Theatre

The SecondSpace Theatre is an intimate 168-seat "black box" theatre with numerous possibilities for set-up.

Interior of a venue offered at ECC

Other Venues

Dance studios, a recital hall, large rehearsal rooms, and numerous classrooms are available.

Planning an Event?

Complete this request for proposal form if you are interested in renting our facilities at ECC.

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