Rent The O’Shaughnessy

Rent the O'Shaughnessy

The O'Shaughnessy

Originally constructed between 1968-1971, The O’Shaughnessy has benefitted from several upgrades including new main floor seats, lighting, accessibility accommodations, renovated dressing rooms and greenroom, a new ticket office, and additional women’s restrooms. Numerous options for special events and receptions are also available both within the auditorium space and through the St. Catherine University campus.

  • Up to 1800 seats, full house, or 714 seats, main floor only (with movable ceiling dropped in for greater intimacy). View seating chart here.
  • Continental-style seating with ample leg room.
  • Flexible Orchestra Pit that can be used in three positions: down for live musicians; house level for additional seating; and stage level for additional stage apron space
  • Updated for improved ADA Accessibility in 2014, including space for 14 wheelchairs
  • Free Parking for you and your patrons
  • 24 hour campus Public Safety
  • Easy load-in access
  • Professional technical staff including a production manager
  • Additional spaces available for breakout, rehearsals or receptions
  • Online ticket set up and front of house support for performance days, which includes a house manager, ticketers, and ushers
  • Professional Stage Crew (IATSE)
  • 2 Steinway Grand Pianos
  • Ballet Dance Floor and Percussive Dance Floor
  • Complete Sound System
  • Stage Lighting
  • Orchestra shell
  • Chairs and risers
  • Green Room
  • Lobby
    • Main Floor
    • Mezzanine Lounge, accessible by stairs only
    • Upper Balcony Lounge, accessible by stairs only
  • A full-time Events Manager is on staff to assist you with your front-of-house, merchandise, and concessions needs. We staff well-trained ushers to assist in greeting your patrons and helping them to their seats. View the Front of House Manual for more detailed information about front-of-house assistance.
  • A versatile ticket office located in the lobby of The O’Shaughnessy processes orders in-person, over the phone, and online, with convenient hours of operation Tuesday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 p.m., and two hours before show time on performance days. Ticketing through The O’Shaughnessy is also available 24/7 online. View the Ticketing Options and Procedures Manual for more detailed information about ticketing assistance.
  • A professional back-of-house staff provides assistance for all of your backstage and production needs. We provide references for auxiliary equipment and are willing to answer questions and give advice concerning your technical needs. The O’Shaughnessy is proud to be a union hall. View the Technical Packet here for more detailed information about renting The O’Shaughnessy.

The Frey Theater

The Frey Theater is a flexible black box theater located in the north end of The O’Shaughnessy Performing Arts Center at St. Catherine University. Maximum Seating Capacity is 172 patrons.

The Recital/Concert Hall

The Recital/Concert Hall is a lecture hall with a small stage. It is a perfect space for reader’s theater, one or two person shows, stand-up comedy, and musical events. The theater is located in the south end of The O’Shaughnessy Performing Arts Center at St. Catherine University. Maximum Seating Capacity is 180 patrons.

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