Venue Rentals

Venue Rentals

Conveniently located just 4 blocks from the train to NYC, staffed with a professional stage crew, and equipped with lights and sound, UCPAC is the ideal venue for your film shoot, live show, or rehearsal.

UCPAC offers venue rentals that accommodate all types of events. We host commercial film and television shoots, film premiere screenings, concerts, plays, rehearsals, recitals, meetings, and more in our four performance spaces. Please fill out the form below for more information.

Venue Rentals: The Main Stage at UCPAC

The UCPAC Main Stage is a perfect choice for film/television shoots, live concerts, ceremonies and services, corporate meetings, dance performances, fundraising galas, or film screenings.

Filmed at UCPAC’s Main Stage:

Capacity
1,334 (at maximum)

Stage Dimensions
34’ wide, 20’1” deep (47’7” wide, 32’4” deep with orchestra pit cover). 9’ wings. Fly space available.

Loading Docks
Dedicated dock to accommodate one trailer

Backstage Areas
Communal catering area, production office with internet access, and large, medium, and small dressing rooms available

Layout
The UCPAC Main Stage theater’s layout is composed of stadium seating divided into three main levels: the Orchestra, the Loge, and the Mezzanine. Each level has five sections: Left (divided into two subsections), Center, and Right (divided into two subsections). There are no overhanging balconies. Two ramps serve as the main entrances from lobby to theater, and there is interior stair access to the upper levels of the Loge and Mezzanine. There are no elevators or common exterior staircases that lead to the second floor of the theater (the second level fire exit is the only exterior staircase within the venue). Accessible seating is available in both the Left and Right Orchestra sections (see seating chart below) for patrons attending a performance with wheelchairs, walking aids, or other special requirements.

Front of House Accommodations
Box office available on site, main lobby area with four theater entrances (two ramps leading to the 1st floor Orchestra seating sections, two stairwells leading up the 2nd floor Mezzanine seating sections), concessions areas, the beautiful UCPAC cafe off of the main lobby, and public restrooms with accessible stalls.

Technical Files (PDF format):

Appointments to view spaces and/or discuss further details must be made in advance. Please fill out the form below to contact our Theater Manager or reach out to them via phone. Additional adjoining spaces for receptions, intermissions and breakout sessions are also available to rent for your events.

The Main Stage at UCPAC Seating Chart

More About The Main Stage at UCPAC

The Union County Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage is housed in the restored “Rahway Theatre” – which has resided in Downtown Rahway since 1928. This historic landmark has become the centerpiece of the recently established arts district of Rahway, New Jersey, which has played a vital role in the revitalization and cultural renaissance of the community.

The magic of this venue lies in the heart of the facility; a restored vaudeville theater and silent movie palace that has stood the test of time and an ever-changing world around it. Like many of its fellow historic sites and theaters, it remains a monument to an era past while still contributing to the community’s future.

One of the most astounding pieces of the theater is its original Wurlitzer organ. This grand instrument was the foundation of the preservation effort in which the arts center emerged from. Since the 1960s (when it was first restored), the organ was played regularly – and frequently recorded on by notable organists and practicing volunteers at the center. The piece’s enormous sound compared against its small size has coined the moniker “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” amongst its peers.

Learn more about UCPAC’s history


Venue Rentals: The Hamilton Stage

This intimate space makes the ideal setting for concerts, plays, ballets, readings, art galleries, benefits and classes.

Capacity

199 (at maximum)

Stage Dimensions

42′ wide, with wings (36′ deck width), 16′ height

Loading Docks

No dedicated docks; back of stage has double door entrance for loading

Backstage Areas

Green room with internet access and two medium and two large (chorus) dressing rooms available

Layout

The main seating section of the theater is its orchestra section, which is elevated with stairs to access each row. The highest elevation is in the rear of the theater where the two main entrances are located. The space also includes two rows of box seating — these two sections offer portable theater chairs, and seating is at the same level as the two main entrances to the theater.

Front of House Accommodations

Box office available at the Main Stage, a 1,400 square foot main lobby area with two theater entrances, a concession area, and gallery installations, and public restrooms with accessible stalls.

Technical Files (PDF format):

Hamilton Stage Audio Inventory
Hamilton Stage Lighting Plot (In Progress)

The stage features:

  • RSI Bank’s Bösendorfer grand piano

Appointments to view spaces and/or discuss further details must be made in advance. Please fill out the form below to contact our Theater Manager or reach out to them via phone. Additional adjoining spaces for receptions, intermissions and breakout sessions are also available to rent for your events.

More About The Hamilton Stage at UCPAC

UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage is your destination for original, fresh, and brilliantly re-imagined works of theater, dance, music, film and more!

The grand opening of the facility was hosted in September 2012. Hamilton Stage has been forging ahead with over 150 performances each year.

The space hosts an extraordinary group of performers and affiliates, and features a vast blend of local and international talent.

The opening of Hamilton Stage was a significant expansion of the nonprofit UCPAC organization, which governs and operates Hamilton Stage as part of its growing campus of performance venues.

Click here to read “A New Stage of Life” from Retrofit‘s September/October 2013 issue, which details the construction of the Hamilton Stage and describes the unique challenges the Rahway Redevelopment Agency faced.

The Hamilton Stage at UCPAC Seating Chart


Venue Rentals: The Fazioli Room

The spacious, 55-seat Fazioli Room is a 40’ x 60’ rehearsal space with wall-length mirrors and a piano. This room also features a drop-down screen, portable projector, and audio panel for video presentations and meetings. Built in 2012 at UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage, the Fazioli Room is housed within the front conservatory (visible from Hamilton Street).

Capacity

55-75 (at maximum)

Room Dimensions

This is a 40’ x 60’ rehearsal space with floor-to-ceiling conservatory windows and wall-length mirrors on one side. There is a drop-down screen, portable projector, and audio panel for video presentations and meetings. This space is prime for business meetings, readings, film screenings, rehearsals, and recitals.

Layout

The Fazioli Room offers the flexibility of open seating and stage layouts. There is a mirrored wall and dance bar for rehearsals, a projector with drop-down screen and speakers for business meetings, and a divider for shared use of the room. All events in this space are General Admission.

Front of House Accommodations

Box office available at the Main Stage, main lobby area with two theater entrances, concession area within the main lobby, and public restrooms with accessible stalls.

Appointments to view spaces and/or discuss further details must be made in advance. Please fill out the form below to contact our Theater Manager or reach out to them via phone. Additional adjoining spaces for receptions, intermissions and breakout sessions are also available to rent for your events.

More About The Fazioli Room

The space was home to UCPAC’s Fazioli grand piano, one of two in the state of New Jersey, which has since been moved to the UCPAC Main Stage. Now, the Fazioli Room hosts our Otto Altenburg piano.


Venue Rentals: The LOFT

Built in 2008, the LOFT at UCPAC is located on the 2nd floor addition of the UCPAC Main Stage. The LOFT is a versatile, intimate black box performance space and rehearsal studio that can be used for many types of shows and events, including live acoustic sets, jam sessions, stage plays, recitals, and classes.

Capacity

53 (at maximum)

Layout

With three tiers of seating, this space offers flexible seating arrangements in an L-shaped layout. The room includes a floor-to-ceiling mirrored wall for rehearsals. All events in this space are General Admission.

Front of House Accommodations

Box office available on site, concessions area, and public restrooms with accessible stalls.

The entrance to the LOFT is located in the rear of UCPAC’s Main Stage theater, accessible from the back parking lot which borders West Main Street.

Appointments to view spaces and/or discuss further details must be made in advance. Please fill out the form below to contact our Theater Manager or reach out to them via phone. Additional adjoining spaces for receptions, intermissions and breakout sessions are also available to rent for your events.


UCPAC Rental Information Request Form