Spaces for Rent

The Cowles Center has three studio spaces available for rent as well as a conference room. All studios have sprung floors and mirrors. A limited number of chairs and tables are available upon an emailed request at least 72 hours in advance. Equipment availability is based on the needs of the entire facility. Rental rates are determined by planned use of space and non-profit status.

Rental spaces are generally intended for dance rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, readings, and small meetings. They can be rented during building hours, which are Mondays through Saturdays, 9:00am to 10:00pm, and Sundays, 11:00am to 9:00pm.


SCHEDULING: All scheduling is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Cowles Center makes no guarantees that it will be able to respond to requests for space made with less than 48 hours notice. A confirmation email will be sent once the rental has been confirmed and reserved. There are no same day rentals.

LONG-TERM RENTALS: The Cowles Center is currently accepting rental reservations through December of 2018. We will begin Spring 2019 reservations on October 15, 2018.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: Cancellations with less than 48 hours noticed will be charged 50% of the rental fee.

PAYMENT: All invoices will be sent by email on the last business day each month. Payment is due on the 15th of each month. Failure to submit payment will result in a 10% late fee added to the total balance due and a hold on all of your future rentals until your outstanding balance is resolved. Renters who have outstanding balances will be placed on a "do not rent" list until the balance is resolved.

Please submit payments during business hours (Monday-Friday, (9:30-4:30pm) or send by mail to:

The Cowles Center
Attn: Rentals
528 Hennepin Ave. STE 200
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The Cowles Center accepts cash or check for all rentals.

For more information, contact: Paula Vasquez Alzate at


There are several other studios in The Cowles Center that are sublet by their leasers. For more information about these spaces, please contact the following organizations:

James Sewell Ballet Rentals

Zenon Dance Company & School Rentals

Minnesota Dance Theatre Rentals