Wortham Facility Rental


For those looking to rent the facilities formerly known as Pack Place, this website hosts all of the information needed to rent the Wortham Facilities*.

Click here for a printable version of our Facility Rental Rates.

Click here for a printable version of our Rental Guidelines and Policies.

Click here for information about renting the Diana Wortham Theatre.


The Forum and The Main Lobby are currently not available for rent due to ongoing refurbishment as part of Diana Wortham Theatre's The Next Stage Capital Campaign. Check back for more information about our facility upgrades and availability.

Click here to learn more about "The Next Stage": The Campaign to Transform the Diana Wortham Theatre.

The Diana Wortham Theatre remains available for event and performance rental.

Click here for information about renting the Diana Wortham Theatre.

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The Main Lobby


The lobby is a 3,000 square-foot space that is well suited for a variety of purposes including larger receptions, private parties, sit-down dinners, fundraisers, and vendor events. Accessible through the Biltmore Avenue breezeway underneath our electronic marquee, the DWT Main Lobby offers natural light, convenient restrooms, use of a concessions area, and connection to two outdoor courtyards. Occupancy up to 300 people. Available after 5pm.

Lobby-Gala-bar.jpgMain Lobby Rental

All events in the lobby require a Special City of Asheville Event Permit priced at $156.00.

  • $750.00
  • $550.00 (when rented in association with the DWT)
  • $300.00 (for one hour reception only when rented in association with the DWT)

The following info applies to renting the Main Lobby.

Labor Rates

Event Manager

All after-hours events require that an Event Manager be present.

  • $15/hr.
  • Minimum Call is 4 hours
  • Depending on the nature of the event, more than one event manager may be required
  • Overtime rate of time and a half applies for all hours over 8 in one day and/or hours worked before 7am or after 12 midnight.


Misc. Facility Info

  • Tables and chairs are available for rent.
  • While there is a concessions area with refrigeration space, there is not a kitchen nor an ice machine on premises.
  • Renters may work with any caterer they wish and are not required to purchase a package banquet deal.
  • Decorations are allowed as long as they are approved by DWT personnel in advance.

Rental Procedures

For information regarding renting the Main Lobby at Diana Wortham Theatre, please email Tiffany Santiago or call (828) 210-9850.

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