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.

All scheduling is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is strongly recommended that you make your reservations at least a month in advance. 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.


The Cowles Center is able to accept cash, checks and money orders as forms of payment for studio rentals. All checks and money orders should be made out to The Cowles Center. Any payments being mailed should be sent to the address below:

The Cowles Center

Attn: Studio Rentals

528 Hennepin Avenue STE 200

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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