COVID-19 update: Now that Sacramento County has moved into the red tier, the Auditorium can be rented for

  • small-group rehearsals (or classes with closed registration)
  • filming or streaming artistic projects without audiences
All projects will require clearly stated COVID-19 containment protocols and capacity limits.
When the county moves to the orange tier, we will be able to accommodate:
  • filming or streaming artistic projects (no audience)
  • rehearsals or classes
  • Private parties (like baby showers and memorial services)
We do not anticipate being able to offer events for audiences, or which are open to the public, until the County enters the yellow tier or better.
If you are still interested in booking the auditorium, our Rental Guide is a good place to start — it has answers to most frequently asked questions (rates are on page 4). You can also email [email protected]

Stay safe & stay healthy — we hope things improve to the point where we can see you in person at CLARA soon.


Our sun-drenched space features hardwood floors, high ceilings, large windows, and fresh white walls. The Auditorium at CLARA is a multi-use, multi-disciplinary performing arts and rental facility in the heart of Midtown. Located on the O and 24th Street corner of the E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts, The Auditorium offers a 33’x59’ open space with 15’7” ceiling cross beams for private and public events. The capacity of the auditorium is 286.

The Auditorium at CLARA is the only space in the building that is not programmed exclusively by long-term tenants of the building; it is primarily rented to community arts groups for public performance events. This means that the Auditorium provides crucial opportunities for the public to engage with this historic building and the arts that happen inside it.

For questions about reservations, please reference our Rental Guide.

Though our resources are limited, we can usually respond to emails quickly. Please do not call unless absolutely necessary. We can respond to multiple emails in the time it takes to return one phone call.

Thank you for understanding, and for your interest in The Auditorium at CLARA!

Auditorium at CLARA (indicated in teal)