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Preston Arts Center

Rent the Center

lake in front of a performing arts building

The Preston Arts Center is located in a tranquil lake-side setting on the campus of Henderson Community College. The entrance to the Center boasts the first outdoor sculpture in Henderson created by world renowned artist and Kentucky native, Don Gummer. The sculpture titled "The Optimist" was placed on September 30, 2001. The project was coordinated by Ohio Valley Art League.

Our professional staff is ready to assist you with all your event needs whether it is technical assistance, catering needs, event planning, or ticketing services. The Preston Arts Center is ideal for

  • Meetings
  • Lectures
  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Luncheons
  • Receptions
  • Seminars
  • Performances

We want your event to be a success!

For information on facility rental, please contact the Preston Arts Center interim director at 270-831-9801 or e-mail Sherry Chandler.

For more information on planning your trip to Henderson, Kentucky please visit The Henderson County Tourist Commission.

McCormick Hall

McCormick Hall was named in honor of Henderson s own Pat and Heather McCormick for their outstanding contributions to the performing arts.

The 981-seat multipurpose performance hall accommodates everything from Broadway touring shows to community theatre productions to high school band concerts to dance recitals. The hall boasts exceptional acoustics, comfortable seating, and uninterrupted sight lines. Local arts organizations currently utilizing McCormick Hall include Henderson Area Arts Alliance, Henderson Community Theatre, Riverbend Academy, Children s Center for Dance Education, and Evansville Ballet.

McCormick Hall is a non-union-house with an extensive technical inventory and a three-tiered rate schedule, not inclusive of theater services such as ticketing and house management. Full technical information is available.

Picture of McCormick Hall in the Fine Arts Center

waiting area of a building

Scott Foyer

The Scott Foyer, dedicated to Helen and Drura Scott, is approximately 2500 square feet. The foyer is anchored by two art galleries and a coatroom and concessions area. The foyer is used for pre-show activities as well as receptions for art exhibit openings. The foyer is available for private dinners or receptions.

decorated tables in a banquet hall

Stagg Room

Stagg Meeting Room is dedicated to James and Geraldine Stagg by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stagg. The multipurpose room is 40 x 30 and is equipped with wireless Internet access, projector, television and DVD player, and lectern. The space easily accommodates a variety of uses such as receptions, lectures, training seminars or luncheons.
  • Lecture Style up to 100 people
  • Reception Style up to 150 people
  • Classroom Style up to 50 people
  • Conference Style up to 30 people.

decorated table in a room

Dressing Rooms

There are two large dressing rooms (see photo) that accommodate 12 each, with a sink, toilet, and shower. There are also two smaller "star" dressing rooms.


picture of a room with chairs and lighted mirrors

Technical Information

Carpentry    Fine Arts Center loading dock
Ground Plan  
Policies & Guidelines  
Production and Support Areas  
Standard Line Plot  


drawing of the Henderson Fine Arts Center layout