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Fine Arts Center

Facilities Rental

The UNF Fine Arts Center makes your event our top priority. The Lazzara Performance Hall and the Andrew A. Robinson, Jr. Theater are available for your next event. We are your full-service special event provider supplying everything you need from start to finish. Our professional team will work with you to create your dream event.

Our clients' success is important to us. Whether you are planning an intimate reception or a full-scale theatrical performance, we take great pride in providing our event planning expertise to create your memorable event.

We can assist with all of your needs, including:

  • Professional theater technicians, including lighting designers and sound engineers
  • State-of-the-art lighting, sound, and projection equipment
  • Concessions sales
  • Front of house staff, including house managers and ushers
  • Ticketing services

Types of events hosted at the Fine Arts Center:

  • Concerts
  • Conferences
  • Dance Recitals
  • Dance Competitions
  • Graduations & Awards Ceremonies
  • Lectures
  • Meetings & Training Seminars
  • Receptions
  • Theater Productions
  • University & Alumni Functions

We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our event coordinators to see our beautiful venues in person. Call and speak directly to one of our knowledgeable event coordinators who will walk you through your preparations step by step! We look forward to the opportunity the serve the unique needs of your event. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our event coordinators at or (904) 620-1895.

Rental Procedures

If you are interested in holding an event at the Fine Arts Center, please contact one of the event coordinators listed below for more information. All events are charged rental fees and labor and production fees based on our current rental rates, and receive an itemized contract containing estimated cost based on needs communicated by the client.

The Fine Arts Center does not accept cash as payment for events. Organizational checks, certified checks or credit cards are accepted forms of payment.  

10 Easy Steps to Host Your Event at the UNF Fine Arts Center:

  1. Review the venues and rental rates on our website.
  2. Complete and submit the online Request for Date Availability for the appropriate venue you are interested interested in renting.
    1. Lazzara Performance Hall & Robinson Theater - Request for Date Availability 
    2. Classroom Reservation Form (On Campus Clients ONLY)
  3. Schedule a site visit to see our beautiful facilities in person and discuss the detailed logistics and technical needs for your event with our professional staff.
  4. Receive your rental contract. 

    Your event coordinator will email you a rental contract and any additional requirements pertaining to your event, including parking fees, insurance and catering. If you have questions, please contact your event coordinator.

  5. Return signed contract and pay non-refundable deposit

    Within 10 business days of receiving your contract, you must return your signed contract and non-refundable deposit. Review the terms of your rental contract carefully. If you are satisfied, sign and return one copy my mail, email, or fax. Deposits can be paid by organizational check, certified check or credit card. The deposit amount is equal to the amount of the room fee or 25% of the total contract price, whichever is greater. Unpaid or late deposits may result in an event cancellation.     

  6. Pay your balance 30 days prior to event.     
  7. Submit proof of $2 million liability insurance 30 days prior to event.

    Proof of insurance is due 30 days before your event. The insurance certificate must name the "University of North Florida Fine Arts Center, its employees, board and trustees" as the additionally insured for the entire duration of the event. 

  8. Your event!

    Our staff will be on site at your contracted rental time to assist with all aspects of your event needs, from technical to front of house. 

  9. Pay any final balance (30 days after event).

    The final invoice will be calculated after your event, to reflect actual staff times, rooms, and equipment used. The balance is due 30 days from the invoice date.

  10. Give us your feedback! 

    Complete the post-event online client satisfaction survey provided by your event coordinator.


The rates listed below are for events hosted in Lazzara Performance Hall and Robinson Theater.

Prices are non-negotiable and subject to change without notice. A client must provide a valid 501(c)(3) stating non-profit status to qualify for the 20% discount. The non-profit discount applies only to room fees. The discounted rate does not apply to labor charges, A/V equipment, or furnishings.

Rental Rates External

External Non-Profit (20% Discount)

Lazzara Performance Hall $2,700 $2,160
Robinson Theater $1,500 $1,200

Lobby/Concession Area

*Fee only applies when the client has not already rented the adjacent venue.

$115/hour $92/hour
Dressing Rooms -  Ensemble $100 $80
Dressing Rooms - Artist $60 $45
Green Room / Kitchen $100 $80

Rehearsal Rooms

*Availability dictated by the academic course schedule.

$40/hour $32/hour


*Availability dictated by the academic course schedule.

$35/hour $28/hour


Labor Rates
Labor Rates Charge
Technical Director* $50/hour
Lighting Technician* $35/hour
Sound Technician* $35/hour
Stage Manager* $35/hour
Stagehand* $30/hour
House Manager** $30/hour
Assistant House Manager** $25/hour
Usher or Concession Attendant** $20/hour
Rigger $35/hour
Event Coordinator $50/hour
University Police Officers** $150/hour


 *Four-hour minimum applies.

**Three-hour minimum applies.   

Video Equipment
Video Equipment Charge Notes
DVD or BluRay Player $25 --
Laptop Computer $150 PC only, Mac not available
Projection Screen $150 Sizes vary depending on venue
Video Projector $400 --

Lighting Equipment

Lighting Equipment Charge Notes
Dance Lighting Package $400 Full stage package plus booms
Full Stage Lighting Package $350 Basic stage production
Lecture Lighting Package $200 Lighting for pit area only
Followspot $90 Per instrument, 2 available
Color Media (gel) $15 Per sheet - ordered in advance upon request
Gobo Template $35 --
Dance Gobos $60 Single fee for dance recitals
LED Accent Lighting $30 Per light, 11 available

Sound Equipment

Sound Equipment Charge Notes
Audio Recording $300
Gooseneck mic $30
Full Sound Package $650
  • 10 wireless microphones (lavaliere or handheld)
  • 12 wired microphones
  • 6 monitor mixes in Lazzara
  • 4 monitor mixes in Robinson
  • Audio from a laptop for presentations (does not include laptop rental)
Medium Sound Package $375
  • 2 wireless microphones (lavaliere or handheld)
  • 6 wired microphones including 2 floor/tap mics
  • 4 monitor mixes
  • Audio from a laptop for presentations (does not include laptop rental)
Lecture Sound Package $200
  • 2 microphones (wired or wireless lavalier/handheld)
  • Audio from a laptop for presentations (does not include laptop rental)
Additional Wireless Microphone $60 --
Additional Wired Microphone $30 --

Stage Equipment

Stage Equipment Charge Notes
4'x8' Riser Platform $25 Per riser
Choral Risers $275 Multiple configurations
Orchestra Shell $250 Plus labor cost for set up
Marley Dance Floor $250 Plus labor cost for set up
Concert Grand Piano $175 Tuning additional
Upright Piano $50 Tuning additional
Piano Tuning $100 Must be scheduled in advance, fee may increase for multiple pianos
Hazer $80 Only available in Lazzara Hall
Mirror Ball $40 --


Furnishings Charge Notes
6' Round Tables $5

16 available

5' Round Tables $5 7 available
6' Rectangular Tables $5 30+ available
Cocktail Tables $5 30" diameter highboys, 12 available
Table Skirting $5 Navy, 8 available; Black, 30+ available
Table Cloths $5 Ivory available
Orchestra Chairs $3

Grey with chrome legs, 70 available

Armless Chairs $3

Blue with black legs, 370 available

Music Stands   54 available
Podium $50 3 available
Silk Ficus Plants $15 --



For clients who have received an event contract, the deposit and invoice payments can be paid online through our secure CashNet payment portal.

Submit venue rental payment

Please be sure to have your reservation number ready for deposit payments, or your invoice number (FAC####) on hand when making online payments, as the system requires you to enter that information.


While you are allowed to use the caterer of your choice, the Fine Arts Center works closely with UNF Dining Services to exceed expectations in all aspects of your catering event needs. UNF Dining Services provides a wide variety of menu selections, including seasonal offerings and custom menus to suit any occasion. Their professional staff will handle every aspect of catering your event from menu planning to execution, whether it's a casual reception or formal cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. UNF Dining Services will ensure that your guests have a stellar experience. Their professional and friendly catering staff look forward to making your event memorable and successful.

UNF Dining Services

Phone: (904) 620-3886

Fax: (904) 620-1675


Menu options, pricing, and convenient online ordering can be found at the UNF Dining Services catering website.

Other Authorized Caterers

Please discuss your catering options with your event coordinator. UNF Environmental Health and Safety maintains the list of authorized campus food vendors. To see the current list, please visit their website.