Experience Pablo Center Venues

Inside our doors, guests, local partners, and artists experience world-class theatres, rehearsal spaces, wedding and event venues, three visual art galleries, a state-of-the-art sound and lighting lab, and spaces equipped to support vocational training initiatives.

Conveniently located in downtown Eau Claire, our facilities are available for rent and are great for your next corporate meeting, special event, rehearsals, and more!

RCU Theatre

1200 Seats | Stunning | World Class 

Great for: plays, musicals, opera, concerts, dance pieces, full orchestra performances, keynote speakers, and general sessions
The RCU Theatre is a broadway-style theatre that can hold more than 1,200 seated patrons with a performance area that is 50 feet wide and 40 feet deep and an orchestra pit at stage level that adds another 12 feet of stage depth. With state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a hydraulic orchestra pit and breathtaking acoustics, the RCU Theatre opens up amazing opportunities for new shows and cherished annual performances with attendees sitting no more than 80 feet from the stage.

RCU Theatre Capacities*
Theatre 1200 attendees
Stage 220 attendees/performers
Stage 3,124 square feet

RCU Theatre Floor Plan
Jamf Theatre

400 Seats | Flexible | Intimate

Great for: conferences, small theatrical performances, seated dinners, and standing room for concerts and other special events
Jamf Theatre is the largest hybrid black-box theatre in the Midwest and one of the five largest of its kind in the nation. This flexible space can hold approximately 400 seated patrons in proscenium style or 300 at round tables on the floor. This unique brick-walled space can be reconfigured to meet the needs of the production and its guests.

Jamf Theatre Capacities*
Theatre proscenium-style 400 attendees
Seated dinner 300 attendees 

Jamf Theatre Floor Plans
Marilyn Schaefer Riverfront Hall

2310 sq ft | Chippewa River views

Great for: rehearsal spaces, meetings, and receptions
Features a stunning wall of windows overlooking the Chippewa River on Pablo Center's first floor. This room comes equipped with sounds and projection capabilities, double-height ceilings, and sprung floors for dance.

Marilyn Schaefer Riverfront Hall Capacities*
Theatre-style seating 185 attendees
Seated dinner 100 attendees
Standing reception 150 attendees
Market & Johnson Clearwater Recital Hall

1935 sq ft | built-in bar | Haymarket Plaza & Confluence Views

Great for: receptions, dinners, and special events
The third-floor Market & Johnson Clearwater Recital Hall features a double-height ceiling, its own built-in bar, and sweeping views of the confluence and downtown. As with all Pablo Center event and rehearsal spaces, this space comes equipped with sound and projection capabilities.

Market & Johnson Clearwater Recital Hall Capacities*
Theatre-style seating 115 attendees
Seated dinner 90 attendees
Standing reception 150 attendees


Richard & Marcia Larson Performance Gallery

1960 sq ft  | sprung floor | Audio & Projection Capabilities

Great for: meetings, receptions, and rehearsals 
The third-floor Richard & Marcia Performance Gallery is a fully-equipped rehearsal room that can easily accommodate meetings, community events, outreach, performance, or receptions. It features a sprung floor for dance and showcases stunning views of the Chippewa River.

Richard & Marcia Larson Performance Gallery Capacities*
Theatre-style seating 185 attendees
Seated dinner 90 attendees
Standing reception 150 attendees


Other Spaces

Lobby | Recording Studio | Learning Spaces

Pablo Center's state-of-the-art facility and equipment offers several other rental options including specialty equipped rooms and entire facility rentals. Additional conversation is required for use of these areas.

Rent Our Spaces

Thinking outside the box for your next company meeting, conference, or retreat? Looking to host a reception or dinner? Have a play, a dance, a novel, or a band that's ready to be seen, or hear, by a wider audience? Or maybe just looking for rehearsal spaces?

Pablo Center venues and multi-use rooms are available for rent throughout the year.

Our facility offers flexibility to accommodate many different types of artistic, corporate, and social events. By renting a space at Pablo Center, you have access to our technical equipment including AV technology, which is standard in every room. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure that your experience is something memorable!


Contact Us for Rates and More Information

With Pablo Center the possibilities are endless! Contact us with your questions or requests detailing your event.


*capacities are subject to change depending on room set up