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Henry LaBrun Studio
The Henry LaBrun Studio, a new classroom and performance space, is now under construction in the north wing of the expanded lobby. The expanded Wortham Center lobby will also receive new flooring and furniture, as well as an upgraded concessions area. Architectural rendering courtesy of Clark Nexsen.

Henry LaBrun Studio Rental

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts is now accepting inquiries for the use of its two newest performance spaces: the Tina McGuire Theatre and the Henry LaBrun Studio. These two spaces will be open and available for community use beginning September 2019.

About the Henry LaBrun Studio:
  • 1,075-square-foot performance space
  • Comfortable, convertible seating options for 65-85 people
  • Ideal for: classroom and workshop events, lectures, keynotes, storytelling, readings, cabaret-style events, yoga (or similar) classes, table tennis or other gaming tournaments, special screenings, educational events, youth and children’s events, intimate piano concerts, chamber music, acoustic music (due to the studio’s natural amplification), community receptions
  • Has its own lobby, giving it a private, intimate feel separate from the rest of the Wortham Center
  • Access to a private, “VIP” breakout area
  • Prep-kitchen for caterers

Henry LaBrun Studio as a classroom
This architectural sketch of the new Henry LaBrun Studio shows the future multi-use space used as a dance classroom. Courtesy of Clark Nexsen.


The Henry LaBrun Studio has access to the Wortham Center courtyard, lobby, box office, lounge and consession area. The Wortham Center's professional lighting and sound staff are available upon request for an hourly fee.

Inquiries can be made for one venue, multiple venues or for the entire Wortham Center.

The Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will officially open in September 2019 at 18 Biltmore Avenue. Individuals or organizations interested in booking any portion of the center for a future event should contact Operations Manager Tiffany Santiago at 828-210-9850 or tiffany@worthamarts.org.

Henry LaBrun Studio lobby

The Henry LaBrun Studio will have its own lobby, connecting the new venue to the larger Wortham Center for the Performing Arts space. Architectural rendering courtesy of Clark Nexsen.


The Henry LaBrun Studio as an evening venue
The Henry LaBrun Studio is a multiuse space perfect for intimate performances, social gatherings, and lectures, with comfortable, convertible seating for 65-85 people. Architectural rendering courtesy of Clark Nexsen.