Host your next event at UCR Arts
The Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts and the California Museum of Photography offer unique spaces for meetings, conferences, performances, film screenings, receptions, and special events. Located in downtown Riverside, our historic sites provide state of the art sound and screening equipment as well as artistic settings that inspire creativity.
Contact our event manager for more information, pricing, and to discuss the unique needs of your event.
Coil Brothers Atrium
The Coil Brothers Atrium
is a magnificent space with a beautiful 35 foot high naturally illuminated clerestory monitor in the center. It is ideal for conferences, lectures, meetings, awards ceremonies, social gatherings, and performances.
Dimensions: The area between the columns is approximately 22 x 75 feet or 1650 square feet.
Capacity: Standing 300, seated with 60" round tables 100.
Culver Screening Room
The Culver Screening Room
is an ideal place for film screenings, lectures, readings, and business presentations. It can project in all digital formats in Dolby Surround Sound. Generally the screening room is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings due to regularly scheduled programming. Food and beverages are not permitted in the Theater but can be accommodated immediately outside the screening room.
Capacity: 72 plus 4 additional handicap accessible spaces.
Olga Hammond Dance Studio
The Olga Hammond Dance Studio
offers an intimate space with beautiful hard wood floors and natural lighting. It is ideal for small performances and receptions, or as a breakout room for conferences.
Dimensions: 30 x 45 feet.
Capacity: Standing 50, Seated with tables 30.
Black Box Theatre/Intermedia Studio
The Black Box Theatre/Intermedia Studio
is a large, acoustically isolated studio on the second floor of the Culver Center. It has black, white, and green curtains that can wrap three walls (green screen effects are possible), theatrical lighting, and a carpeted floor. It is ideal for recording video, but also can be used to showcase small-scale theatrical productions
of an experimental or minimal scale.
Dimensions: 30 x 39 feet.
Capacity: Standing 60, seated with stage area during a performance 30.
Culver 2nd Floor Lobby and Computer Room
Our 2nd Floor Lobby
, located just outside the Hammond Dance Studio and the Black Box Theatre, is a classic space overlooking the atrium. It is flexible for small installations, meetings, and performances. Scheduling is dependent on other activities due to its open air nature that allows sound to carry.
Dimensions: 20 X 45 feet
Capacity: Standing 75, seated with tables 25
The Computer Room
is available from September to June. This space is carpeted and has a large window overlooking the atrium. There is large open center area and four private rooms. This room can be used as a meeting room, a breakout space for conferences, a training room, or a green room for performances.
Dimensions: 15 X 45 feet
Capacity: Standing 40, seated with tables 25
California Museum of Photography
Exhibition programs for the California Museum of Photography
are curated and planned up to two years in advance. However, an event proposal for an exhibition space may be considered on occasion if it fits within the overall curatorial vision.
Dimensions: Vary depending on exhibition.
Capacity: Varies depending on exhibition.
California Museum of Photography Conference Room
The CMP Conference Room
is located on the third floor of the museum, and is equipped with a built-in stage and a drop-down screen for video presentations. This room is ideal for meetings, receptions, or intimate talks and performances.
Dimensions: 1045 sf
Capacity: Standing 60, Seated with tables 40