Special Events

Special Events Facilities

The IPFW John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center was designed to serve the university and the community. Visually exciting, the building was created with glass -prismed piano studios, a conference room and lobbies that provide exquisite space for learning and interaction, with panoramic views of the IPFW Arts Plaza and the heart of the campus.

Inside and out, the Rhinehart Music Center sings. A brick design surrounds the exterior of the building, creating an architectural “score” with a 2nd floor treble staff and a 1st floor bass staff. Windows represent notes and glass prisms add musical accents. Inside, each space has been fine tuned. Teaching Studios, rehearsal spaces, and practice rooms are acoustically isolated and calibrated. Multiple programs can occur at the same time without interfering with each other. Each building element was designed to enhance sound. For acoustic balance, the Performance Hall and Recital Hall feature wood and canvas reflector panels hanging from the superstructure to accommodate unamplified vocals and instrumentation as well as amplified spoken word. This vision of a spectacular building is a reality and the perfect place to host your next event.

See the Rhinehart Music Center Rental Items

Auer Performance Hall

Capacity: 1,502 fixed seats

Rates: 1/2 Day (< 6 hours): $1,200
Full Day (6-12 hours): $1,600

Rhinehart Recital Hall

Capacity: 239 fixed seats

Rates: 1/2 Day (<6 hours): $600
Full Day (6-12 hours): $850

Auer Lobby

Capacity: Cocktail Mixer: Up to 275
Seated Dinner: Up to 150

Rates: Five (5) hours or less: $400
Additional hours: $100/hr

Choral and Instrumental Rehearsal Rooms

Capacity: Instrumental Room: 75
Choral Room: 80

Rates: 1/2 Day (<6 hours): $175
Full Day (6-12 hours): $300

  • Discounted rates available for load-in and rehearsal not on event day
  • Overnight storage rates available
  • Discount available for Non-profit organizations
  • Free parking is available to all your guests in the adjacent parking lots or in the nearby parking garage.