RENT OUR FACILITY
Portage Center for the Arts is available for rent as a meeting space for gatherings or small presentations, for performances, concerts, weddings, or other special events! Please check our website calendar for available dates before making a request. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required to hold the date of rental, and will be applied to the Rental Fee.
We also have equipment available for rent by special arrangement, including sound system, stage lighting, piano, keyboard, microphones, and risers.
THE DRURY GALLERY
The Drury Gallery, named in honor of Charles & Eleanor Drury, whose generous donation made the gallery possible, is host to eleven exhibits each year. Five of these exhibits are held annually: the Local Artists' Showcase runs during the month of December; the Portage Elementary and Middle School Art Show runs during the month of March; the Portage Area High School Student Art Exhibit is held in April; we host the Wisconsin Regional Art Program in May; and in June and July we feature our popular Art that Blooms exhibit, showcasing original artwork by area artists, along with fresh floral arrangements and poetry inspired by each individual piece of art!
ZONA GALE THEATRE
Our theatre is named after Portage's Pulitzer Prize winning author Zona Gale, whose play "Miss Lulu Bett" won the prize in 1921.
An intimate theatre, it seats 246 people and has a thrust stage. It is home to the Zona Gale Young People's Theatre, the Gale Singers Community Choir, as well as our Performing Arts Concert Series; it is also a regular location for Portage Area Community Theatre productions and other special events.