Facility Rental

Ferst Center Lobby

Rental Overview

The Ferst Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Georgia Tech, is a 969-seat theatre. New renovations make this the ideal venue for performances, films, lectures, conferences, and competitions. Recent renovations in the theater include all-new seats, new areas for accessible seating, new paint, aisle lighting, and carpet. The Ferst Center’s renovated lobby is perfect for your next party, reception or smaller lectures, luncheons, and meetings. 

For general information on renting the Ferst Center, please click here.

For Ferst Center Technical Specifications please click here.

Rental Process:
Please note that rental requests must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of your event.  Availability for the theater and lobbies is often limited.  Some private and student events do not appear on the list of shows at the Ferst; in order to determine availability please submit the online rental request form.
 
1. To request use of the Ferst Center theater or lobby, fill out the online rental request form. (Campus departments and GT students go here: https://gtevents.gatech.edu/EMSWebApp/ and see additional information below)
 
2. An event coordinator will contact you to discuss your date within two business days of your request.
 
3. A pre-production meeting will be set up with you to discuss event details, schedule, and logistics in order to create a comprehensive event estimate. 
 

4. A contract will be emailed to you. You must sign and return the contract along with:

- Proof of Insurance

- Ticket Set-Up Form, if applicable

- 501(c)3 or other non-profit determination letter, if applicable

- Deposit of 25% rental fee & technical fees estimate

5. Two weeks before the event date, the remainder of the rental fee and technical fees estimate is due.
 
6. You will receive final settlement invoice or payment within 30 days of the event.
 
7. Once the invoice is approved, payment will be received within 30 days when applicable.
 
Catering
 
When renting the facility you must use an approved Georgia Tech Caterer for all of your food and drink needs.
 

Georgia Tech Departments and Student Organizations

Campus departments

Campus Departments are welcome to present lectures, meetings, receptions and events of all kinds in the Ferst Center for the Arts.  Academic events may qualify for free rent, but this status must be confirmed with the Event Coordinator when setting up the contract for the event. All departments must pay for all other costs associated with using the Ferst Center, including but not limited to required labor, equipment, custodial, set-up, etc. These expenses may not be reimbursed by an outside entity when the department is receiving internal space rental rates. Please call the Event Coordinator at 404-385-4684 to check the availability of your date.

Student Organizations

Georgia Tech student organizations are welcome to present events in the Ferst Center. Students are encouraged to speak with the Event Coordinator at 404-385-4684 to understand all the costs, requirements, and expectations of presenting an event at the Ferst Center.

In order to receive Student Group rates, the student organization must be the presenter of the event and must be listed in this manner on any advertisement of tickets for the event. Student organizations cannot permit off-campus organizations to use the Ferst Center by requesting usage through the student organization, and cannot be reimbursed for expenses by an outside entity.

Student organizations must provide a campus organizational representative that will be present at all pre-production meetings and at all times when using the facility, whether at rehearsal, performances or related events. The student organization’s faculty advisor and Student Organization Advisor must sign the Permit Agreement.