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Katzen and AU Museum Rentals

Katzen Rotunda and Fountain

The Katzen Art Center's graceful facilities offer a unique Washington locale for conventions, training, weddings, film, and live performance. Beyond a gorgeous setting, the Katzen offers:

Multiple Event Spaces, from performance and meeting spaces to computerized classrooms—take a Photo Tour below.

Convenient location with abundant downstairs parking.

Flexible capabilities, including state-of-the-art AV technology and online ticketing, plus our nearby sister facility, the Greenberg Theatre.

Standard Services

All Katzen facilities rentals include the following:

  • Building access from 8:00 am to midnight
  • Access to corridors, dressing rooms, lobby, stage, audience area
  • HVAC, basic custodial, open/close of facilities
  • House audio system with basic announce and playback(1 microphone, plus CD, MD, and cassette playback)
  • House ticketing system
  • Consultation with production staff
  • Standard orchestra chairs, music stands, stand lights, conductor's podium

 Please note:

  • For alcohol to be served at events a formal request process must be followed as specified in the AU Alcohol Policy form.
  • Rentals also require insurance—please see the Rental Agreement, Section 10, for details.

Additional services can be arranged through consultation with our staff. Please contact us at 202-885-3884 or for more information. 


To confer immediately with our staff or to arrange a visit or tour, please contact:

Lisa Ager,
Katzen Facilities Manager

Katzen Photo Tour

Please see Katzen Interior Photos down the page in addition to exteriors immediately below.


Parking from Massachussetts Avenue

Parking entrance panorama view.

Rotunda Evening

Katzen Rotunda at night.

Katzen Lit Blue for Autism Awareness

Katzen Plaza in blue light.

Plaza toward Museum

Katzen Plaza looking toward Museum entrance.

Museum from Ward Circle

Museum at sunset with sculpture.

Museum Portico Evening

Museum at night with Rotunda in distance.

Portico toward Main Campus

Campus view from under Museum portico.

Parking & Plaza

Parking entrance with sculptures on Katzen Plaza.

Rotunda Entrance & Waterfall

Daytime view of Katzen Rotunda and waterfall.

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Katzen Interior Photos

Rotunda Wedding Set-Up

Wedding in Katzen Rotunda
Iris Mannings Photography

Rotunda Wedding Alternate View

Wedding set-up Katzen Rotunda from stairway
Iris Mannings Photography

Buffet-Style Reception

Katzen buffet set-up

Rotunda Plated Dinner

Katzen dinner set-up

Rotunda Plated Dinner continued in Academic Hallway

Katzen dinner in long hallway

Plated Reception in Rotunda

Katzen seated dinner in Rotunda

Rotunda Plated Dinner Alternate View

Seated dinner in Rotunda from above

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