Facilities Use & Rentals

The Gallo Center for the Arts is available for all of your special event and rental needs. A state-of-the-art performing arts complex in downtown Modesto operating since 2007, the Gallo Center for the Arts offers unparalleled facilities in California’s Central Valley.

Choosing the right venue is essential to the success of your event. It must offer professional management, modern technology, and convenience, all within a package that meets your budgetary needs. The Gallo Center for the Arts has all of that and more, including a stunningly beautiful location suitable for any large event or performance.

Gallo Center for the Arts Exterior PHOTO BY JC CURL

Available Spaces

The Gallo Center for the Arts houses two performance venues, the 1248-seat Mary Stuart Rogers Theater and the 440-seat Foster Family Theater. Each is a proscenium theater with a legitimate stage and fly loft. Both theaters have orchestra pits, stage aprons, and scene docks, and are equipped with modern audio-visual, rigging, drapery, lighting control, orchestra pit lift, and orchestra shell systems, allowing for a wide range of acoustical, scenic and staging manipulation.

The Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby, the Gallo Center Plaza, and the Modesto Rotary Music Garden are all also available as event spaces. The Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby has housed annual meetings, evening events, and luncheons, and can accommodate 1000 standing guests on the first floor alone. Opened in 2021, the Modesto Rotary Music Garden is a popular downtown destination serving local families, nearby office professionals and tourists alike. This outdoor flexible-use space is often home to free public arts programs throughout the year, but is available along with the full outdoor plaza for large-scale events.

Facility Rental Pricing

Facility rental at The Gallo Center for the Arts provides commercial and non-profit rates. All theater events include a House Manager, concessions staff and ushers. Please contact us for a complete list of facility rental pricing: rentals@galloarts.org or 209-338-5033. Fill out this form to inquire about your rental needs.

Rental Inquiry Form