Image Credit: (Image 1) ICA Annual Benefit, April 28, 2022. (Image 2) UPenn Class of ‘08 Reunion Party, May 13, 2023. Guests gather in ICA’s Mezzanine Space. (Image 3) Terence Nance: Swarm, March 10 – July 9, 2023. Visitors in the Lobby space during the Opening Celebration. (Image 4) Sissel Tolaas: RE_______ Curator Led Tour, September 17, 2022. Artist Sissel Tolaas and patrons eat brunch on the Terrace. (Image 4) A panel discussion is hosted in ICA’s Tuttleman Auditorium. Courtesy of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Photos by Constance Mensh.

At ICA, we understand the importance of providing accessible and affordable spaces for events. Our venue offers a unique atmosphere that combines architectural beauty with artistic inspiration. Whether you are planning a small gathering or a larger event, our flexible spaces can accommodate your needs. Please consider ICA for your next mixer, screening, or workshop. Our rental committee is excited to support you in creating a wonderful event at ICA. To learn more and provide us with information, please complete the form below and allow one week for a response. If you have any questions, please email rentals@ica.upenn.edu.  

To inquire, please submit using this form: Space Rental Request Form  

ICA is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday, 12 to 6pm and we have visitors in our space during these times. We do not host rentals while we’re installing and deinstalling, between exhibitions. Galleries are only open for viewing and no food or drinks are allowed inside. Events such as performances or mixers are not allowed within the gallery spaces.

The Lobby 

Capacity: 250 standing 

Approx. 1,100 sq. ft. 

Recommended Use: Registration, dance floor/ bar, reception, or cocktail party. 

Accessibility Notes: This space is located on the first floor. There are three sunken steps in the lobby and there is a ramp. Gender neutral restrooms and an accessible restroom are in the lobby. 

Tuttleman Auditorium 

Capacity: 80-100 Seated / 200 Standing 

Approx. 940 sq. ft. 

Recommended Use: Screening, meeting or conference, panel discussion, or workshop. 

Accessibility Notes: This space is located on the first floor. Please note that there are no windows in this room. 

The Mezzanine 

Capacity: 25 Seated / 75 Standing

Approx. 2,800 sq. ft. 

Recommended Use: Food and drink stations, dance floor, cocktail hour, or workshop. 

Accessibility Notes: This space is located on the second floor and accessible via the main staircase or elevators. To access this space, guests using the elevator will need to walk through the kitchen to the mezzanine. 

Tuttleman Terrace 

Capacity: 150 Seated / 300 Standing 

Recommended Use: Yoga class, seated dinner, dance floor, or reception. 

Accessibility Notes: This space is located on the second floor and accessible via the main staircase or elevators. To access this space, guests using the elevator will need to walk through the kitchen and the mezzanine.  

The terrace is uncovered, and its use is contingent on weather. If you’re interested in tenting the space, please reach out to discuss cost-sharing opportunities or preferred suppliers for tent rentals. 

$700/hr  
$350/hr (Auditorium only)
  

* Rentals are booked in four-hour increments. 

Please note that this does not include additional costs such as staffing, housekeeping, security, or AV fees. We will provide an estimate once we understand the scope of work. To reserve the space, we require a 50% deposit that will be subtracted from your final costs. We also offer 20% off the rental rate for University of Pennsylvania affiliates.