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McKinley Arts & Culture Center

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925 Riverside Drive | 775-334-2417

McKinley Arts & Culture CenterThe former McKinley Park School was constructed in 1909 and renovated in 1999. The ornate design and architecture of the interior is unique for indoor weddings and receptions. Now known as the McKinley Arts & Culture Center, it occupies an important place within the Truckee River Arts and Culture District in the City of Reno.

This historic building boasts two gallery spaces, arts and crafts workshops, the City of Reno Cultural Affairs Division, and provides rental office space for local non-profit arts organizations.

An auditorium and boardroom are available for rental by tenants and outside cultural groups for rehearsals and performances. 

Location/Parking:  McKinley Arts & Culture Center is located at 925 Riverside Drive and occupies one city block bounded by Riverside Drive, Vine Street, Jones Street and Keystone Avenue. 

McKinley AuditoriumThe west wing of McKinley houses the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Chamber Orchestra; the east wing houses the City of Reno Cultural Affairs Division, Masterworks Chorale, the Notables, and the boardroom.  The Auditorium is in the north wing and the basement houses office space for the Reno Pops Orchestra, classroom space for the Note-Ables, art classroom, and a ceramic workshop and kilns. 

The main entrance is off Riverside Drive, with the parking entrance on Jones Street. The parking lot accommodates 115 vehicles plus 7 van accessible handicap spaces for a total of 122 parking spaces.

Let our experienced staff give you a tour of the McKinley Arts & Culture Center. We look forward to working with you.

Areas  Capacity  fees
 Auditorium - Rehearsal   $50/hr (2 hours minimum) 
 Auditorium - Performance

200 with chairs only (facility provides up to 160 chairs)

150 with tables and chairs

$75/hr (4 hours minimum) 
 Auditorium - Other Uses   $100/hr (2 hours minimum) 
 Boardroom 30  $50/hr 
 Kitchen    $25/event
 Wedding Package

Includes auditorium, stage, main restrooms, foyer, kitchen and courtyard

 $800 for 8 hours; $100 for each additional hour
  • Additional $500 or $1000 refundable deposit per event.
  • Alcohol permit: $55
  • 20 Rectangular Tables (6' x 2 1/2'), 20 Round Tables (5' diameter) and 200 Chairs provided in the Auditorium.