Renting the Reilly Arts Center

As the flagship center for arts and culture in Ocala, the Reilly Arts Center is committed to being an active and accessible venue in our community. Renting the Reilly Arts Center is easy and affordable.

The Reilly’s mainstage auditorium holds up to 700 guests with theatre style seating on a raked floor, creating clear sightlines from every seat. We host more than 100 rental events each year ranging from charity events, guest lectures, choir performances, graduations, theatre productions, dance recitals, ballets, concerts, to everything in between! With the experience of the patrons and success of your event in mind, we offer a complete state-of-the-art lighting and sound system with one-of-a-kind acoustics, two staffed full-service bars, front of house staff including ushers, a full-service Box Office, and convenient parking options.

If you are looking for a smaller space for gatherings such as parties and receptions, we also have our Lobby and Live Oak Founders Club available to rent. As a producer of concerts and live events, the Reilly Arts Center and Marion Theatre generally does not rent to third-party talent representatives or promoters. Talent representatives can direct their inquires to for booking consideration.

Call us to talk through your idea or to schedule an appointment to take a quick tour of our venue!

Jenkins Open Air Amphitheater

Located in Tuscawilla Park and available for use in conjunction with an event inside the venue or to be used separately. The stage measures 27’ 2” x 44’3” with a (non-waterproof) sunshade covering. There is no rigging permitted on the outdoor stage, anything that needs to be flown will need to be ground supported. There is a 3-phase power disconnect available as well as electrical hookups on the stage.

Must check date availability and have a completed rental agreement on file with the Reilly Arts Center before obtaining and paying for the city permit. Allowable time period by city ordinance.

*Note: Permitting fees due to the City of Ocala and Rental fees due to the Reilly Arts Center are paid separately. 

Reilly Rental Rates

Security Deposit
$500 Due at the signing of this agreement in form of a check or credit card on file. This will only be charged in case of incidentals.

Mainstage Auditorium: (5 hour minimum)
Weekday Rental Rates: (Monday through Thursday)
Full Day: (7AM to Midnight) $2,000
Five Hours: $1,250
Additional Hours: $200

Weekend Rental Rates: (Friday through Saturday)
Full Day: $3,000

Weekend Rental Rates: (Sunday Only)
2 PM through Midnight: $1,750

Live Oak Founder’s Club Banquet Room: (3 hour minimum)
Weekday Rental: $125 per hour
Weekend Rental: $150 per hour

Lobby: (3 hour minimum)
Weekday Rental: $125 per hour
Weekend Rental: $150 per hour

Jenkins Open Air Amphitheater: (Full day)
Weekday and Weekend Rental: $400

Fee to client: $3 per ticket (in addition to the $3 online purchase and “mail to me” fees.

Your rental package will include:

  • Use of designated space
  • One microphone, one lighting scene
  • Staffed concessions

Any other equipment or labor requirements will be determined based on the style and needs of the event and charged to the client at the rates below. Lighting and Sound Technician’s time will start one hour prior to load in.

Labor Rental Rates
Audio Engineer: $385 up to 10 hours ($55 each additional hour) or $275 up to 5 hours
Lighting Engineer: $385 up to 10 hours ($55 each additional hour) or $275 up to 5 hours
Stagehand(s): (4 hour minimum) $22.50 per hour
Police Officer: Cost + 10%
Event Security: $25 per hour (minimum 6 hours)

Additional Charges
Yamaha Grand Piano: $200 (includes tuning)
Tables with Linen: $5 per day
4 x 8 Risers: $20 each (includes one set up and one teardown)
Speaker’s Podium: $20 per day
Conductor’s Podium: $50 per day
Projection Screen: $50 per day

Ready to rent the Reilly?

For available dates or to receive more information contact our Director of Theatre Operations, Casey Fritz at or by phone (352) 351-1606 ext 106.