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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
  • 2018-10-20 11:00:00 2018-10-20 22:00:00 Dia Fort Wayne <p>On Saturday October 20, 2018 the USF Performing Arts Center will be transformed to celebrate Dia Fort Wayne. Our doors open to free family activities at 11am and go until 7pm. Admission is FREE!<br /><br />Our skeletons will join up with zombies and flood the streets of Fort Wayne during the annual Fright Night Zombie Walk starting at 5:30pm! Come down and join us!</p> 431 West Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 11:00:00 2018-10-20 18:00:00 DIA Fort Wayne 2018: A Dia de Los Muertos Celebration <p>DIA Fort Wayne is a spirited Dia de Los Muertos celebration held at the USF Performing Arts Center. Throughout the day, we will have FREE family friendly activities and entertainment. <br /><br />Free Activities:<br />Calaca/Calavera Face painting<br />Art activities<br />A giant Altar with an educational docent<br />Live music <br />Photo Booth <br />Lucha Libre Wrestlers meet and greet<br />The Spooktacular Car Show with Truck or Treat<br />Movie showing of Disney’s Coco<br />and more!<br /><br />There will also be several food trucks and alcohol provided by Hop River Brewing.<br /><br />Our event is part of FRIGHT NIGHT celebrations with the DID.</p> 431 West Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2018-10-20 18:00:00 2018-10-20 18:00:00 The Dia de Los Muertos Fort Wayne Festival Evening Celebration Concert <p>This concert will be capping off the DIA Fort Wayne festivities at the USF Performing Arts Center!<br /><br />Featuring Madrigal: The Premier Carlos Santana Tribute Band. <br />Opening acts include, Los Lemons, a Best Calaca/Calavera Costume Contest, and a Lucha Libre Wrestling Match!<br /><br />There will be Food and Alcohol (Hop River Brewing) on site. All ages show.<br /><br />Tickets $5-$20<br />General Admission and VIP <br /><br />All proceeds from this event support Latinos Count operational funds and educational scholarships. Latinos Count is a tax exempt not for profit organization (501 (c) (3).</p> 431 West Berry Street Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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