Rent the Stocker Arts Center


Stocker SeatingSince 1980, the C. Paul Stocker Humanities and Fine Arts Center at Lorain County Community College (Stocker Arts Center) has provided local access to remarkable performances, concerts, educational opportunities and amazing gallery exhibitions, serving as an anchor for the cultural arts in Lorain County. Considered one of the top performing and visual arts venues in Ohio, we have served almost two million people at Stocker Arts Center in our 38 years of operation. Our audience members have come to enjoy one of the thousands of performances, films, gallery events and community rental events that have taken place here.

Stocker Arts Center has hosted artists, vocal and instrumental groups, dance and theatre troupes, circus performers, politicians, acrobats, celebrities and more. The George and Laurie Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center is perfect for large group performances, meetings and events, seating a maximum of 988 persons. With a capacity of a maximum of 215 people, either our Cinema Hall and/or Lecture Hall are ideal for smaller events. The main lobby and gallery lobby areas are also available for your use, and provide an excellent space for receptions, informational booths, product displays or browsing areas. All of the Stocker spaces are accessible for patrons who use wheelchairs for mobility.

LCCC’s facilities also include additional classroom space for break-out sessions (depending upon availability). Our on-campus LCCC Conference and Dining Services offers a full complement of refreshment options for our clients to choose from. Our facility can also be scheduled in conjunction with the Spitzer Conference Center and the Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center, both located adjacent to and with interior access to Stocker Arts Center.

Our affordable rental rates and professional staff make it a great place for you to hold your event in  outstanding facilities. Whatever your program needs, the Stocker Arts Center staff is ready to assist you with the arrangements for your group.

Call Beth Bryan, Stocker Arts Center’s Operations Coordinator, at (440) 366-7822 or email her at to make your reservations today.

Stocker Arts Center Facilities Include

  • Hoke Theatre – 988-seat maximum (variable from 934 fixed seats) including 9 wheelchairs and 24 temporary seats
  • Cinema Hall – 215-seat space
  • Lecture Hall – 214 seat space
  • Cirigliano Studio Theatre – variable up to 150 seats (maximum) black box theatre

Other facilities that can be rented on an as-available basis include

  • an Orchestral rehearsal hall
  • the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery
  • the art gallery lounge
  • the main lobby
  • the Cirigliano Studio Theatre lobby
  • classrooms within the facility

Available for rent to:

  • For-profit presenters
  • Not-for-profit, educational, charitable or tax exempt organizations
  • For-profit businesses and organizations

Available for rent for events such as:

  • Performances
  • Special events
  • Business presentations
  • Training sessions
  • Meetings
  • Conferences
  • Graduations
  • Dance recitals and competitions
  • Films (digital)

Additional features include:

  • Our Box Office
    Offers a variety of box office services
  • Professional Staff
    Our highly-regarded and professional technical and front-of-house staff work to make sure your event is a success in every way.
  • Location
    The Stocker Arts Center, on the campus of Lorain County Community College, offers the ideal setting for your next event. Lorain County Community College is located at 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035, and is easily accessible by automobile through the rapidly expanding network of major interstate highways I-90, I-480, and the Ohio Turnpike.
    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is nearby. Greater Cleveland is approximately 25 miles east of the college.
  • Free Parking

Stocker Arts Center presents the Performing Artists Series, the “Random Acts” Series, the Studio Sessions Series, the Student Matinee Series, the LCCC Film Series, visual art exhibitions in the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery and more. Programming includes a wide variety of different types of performances for audiences of all ages including professional touring music, theatre, and dance attractions from throughout the United States and around the world. The art gallery features a mixture of professional artists, community, faculty and student exhibitions.

Stocker Arts Center is also home to the LCCC Division of Arts & Humanities (A & H), and is the performing home of the LCCC Civic Chorale, Collegiate Chorale, Civic Orchestra, Civic Concert Band, Civic Jazz Band, and the A & H Theatre program.

Stocker Arts Center is the perfect venue for your next event.
Contact Beth Bryan, Stocker Arts Center’s Operations Coordinator, (440) 366-7822, to make your reservations today.