Facility Rentals

HCC makes several of its facilities available for outside groups to rent when not in use for college-related classes and activities. See the list below for available facilities.

Alumni Amphitheater

The HCC Alumni Association Amphitheater seats 660. The amphitheater has its own sound system, theater lighting capability, and dressing rooms. An external building on the upper level supports ticket sales and concessions.  Lawn seating allows up to 400 additional audience members. The amphitheater is typically used for plays and outdoor concerts. Seasonal use only.

Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC)

The ARCC arena is 47,520 square feet and contains three suspended hardwood playing surfaces (one collegiate-size basketball court, two high school-size basketball courts) and a 4,000 square foot lobby area. Note: There is no air conditioning in this building, but heating is provided by natural gas and electric heat pumps.

Any group wishing to rent the ARCC must submit a proposal to the ARCC Coordinator. Once the proposal has been reviewed and approved, a contract is established to determine rental fees. Both profit and non-profit groups are welcome to rent the ARCC for a variety of events including sporting events, commencement ceremonies, job fairs, and craft fairs, among other activities.

Behavioral Sciences & Humanities (BSH) Building Auditorium

The Behavioral Sciences and Humanities Building Auditorium (BSH-114) seats 206. The theater has its own sound system, theater lighting, data projection, and an instructor station and is best used  for film screenings, lectures, concerts, meetings, and minimalist plays.

Kepler Performing & Visual Arts Education Center/Theater

Housed within the Kepler Performing & Visual Arts Center, the Atlee C. Kepler Theater seats 491. The theater has its own sound system, theater lighting, and data projection capabilities, as well as a backstage area, dressing rooms and workshop to support sets and costuming needs. In addition, the Kepler Center features classrooms, gallery space, a dance studio/black box theater, and a kitchen to support event management and light catering.

Kepler Theater is used for all forms of performing arts including film screenings, lectures, large meetings, panel presentations, and public governmental meetings. The lobby is typically used for art exhibitions such as the annual R. Benjamin Jones Art Show.

The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education & Conference Center

The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center, known as the Elliott Center, provides meeting space for educational and/or learning events. The conference center offers five training rooms and can accommodate up to 150 attendees seated classroom-style with two additional breakout rooms. Each room offers state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Other Services

Videoconferencing: HCC rents out its interactive classroom (ISDN or IP protocols) to outside agencies. Please contact call 240-500-2587 for additional information.