Class, Meeting and Event Leasing

The Historic Y offers spaces to rent by the hour or the day for classes, meetings, functions, and events. To schedule a tour, or to book The Historic Y Conference Room, Courtyard, Main Lobby, Second Floor Lobby, or the sYnapse at Studio Y, please complete our contact form.

In addition to the spaces above offered by The Historic Y, the Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre also rents out their Main Stage and Ricardo Alvarez Studio (The Riquito) for performances and events.

The Historic Y strives to be the preferred home in Tucson for those doing exemplary work in the arts, education, human rights and environmental justice. We are always interested in helping civic-minded Tusconans realize their dreams and hosting events that support our mission. For a full list of meetings and events open to the public, please visit our on-line calendar. Read on for information about fees, insurance and noise policies, and catering options.

Class, Meeting, and Event Leasing FAQs

Can I see if a particular space is available for my desired date and time?
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Yes. Venues are typically available unless there is already an event booked there on our calendar. View the calendar.

How much does it cost to rent a space?
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Please reference our fee schedule for complete pricing information:

Do I need to supply my own insurance?
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In addition to the above fees, it is renter’s responsibility to obtain and pay separately for liability insurance (as well as liquor liability insurance if applicable). If you already have insurance, your best option for insurance is to contact your present carrier and ask for a rider to cover your event. If you do not have insurance, you may obtain a special event insurance policy (including liquor liability if applicable) from the carrier of your choosing.

For smaller events, a signed liability waiver from all participants may be provided in lieu of Insurance.

Further information about our insurance policy is available here.

What amenities are available?
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  • 75+ folding chairs, 6 rectangular 30″ x 72″ tables
  • Basic sound system consisting of a mixer, two speakers, a microphone and stand
  • 5 gas heaters
  • Projector and screen (for conference room)
How late can my event go, and how loud can it be?
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Events must end by 11:00 p.m., with clean-up complete by midnight. No activity is allowed that produces a dB(A) beyond the sidewalk surrounding The Historic Y exceeding the following levels: 72 dB(A) between 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. or 65 dB(A) between 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Note that because of noise concerns, Courtyard is generally not available for rent during performances at The Rogue Theatre. Please check our calendar to verify. View our noise policy.

What is your catering policy?
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The Historic Y allows you to contract separately for catering, bartending, and entertainment services as you choose.

How do I get more information?
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For more information, to schedule a tour, or to book an event in The Historic Y Conference Room, Courtyard, Main Lobby, or Second Floor Lobby, or the sYnapse at Studio Y, please complete our contact form.