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USF Performing Arts Center

  • Address: 431 West Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Phone: 260-399-7700 ext. 6107
  • Fax: (260) 399-8168
  • Website: Visit Website
Meeting Facilities

 Built in 1925, the USF Performing Arts Center was once the grand and historic Scottish Rite Center. Constructed with lush Moorish details, its many recent renovations make its ballroom, which accommodates up to 800, and auditorium, with seating for 2,000, highly desirable locations for performances and elegant special events.
Valencia Ballroom
Accommodates 200-800 guests for wedding receptions and up to 1000 guests for banquet style events. Our beautifully decorated ballroom will set the tone of elegance for your next special event.


Accommodates 2,000 guests. Rental price - Varied depending on day and type of event. Our beautiful and historic Auditorium can be used for events big and small. Touring musical, dance or theatrical productions, Graduations, Children's programs, Conferences with Guest Speakers, Corporate Seminars and much more! Our facilities are open to the public and the Auditorium has been praised by both patrons and performers alike for our excellent acoustics and sight lines.

Horseshoe Lobby
Accommodates up to 200 guests. Recently restored this elegant lobby is perfect for lunches, parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.

Small Dining Room/Meeting Room
Accommodates up to 120 guests. This room has a wall unit with a dry erase board, small projector screen and white paper pads. Adjacent to the Ballroom, this space is ideal for intimate dinner parties, rehearsal dinners, corporate seminars, an evening awards ceremony or an association get-together.

The Gentleman's Lounge

Accommodates up to 100 guests. It's not just for gentlemen anymore! With its beautiful marble fireplace, luxurious decor and overstuffed furniture, the Gentlemen's Lounge is perfect for small cocktail parties, receptions and VIP events.


Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 10000
  • Theatre Capacity 2011
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