740 University Ave Rentals
Functional, flexible spaces. Literary ambiance.
Whether you’re looking to hold a meeting, host a book launch, lead a play rehearsal, or deliver an event entirely your own, Writers & Books has a space for you in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts.
Contact us about hosting your special event.
Chris Fanning, Director of Communications & Special Events: firstname.lastname@example.org or 585.473.2590 ext 104.
Fully accessible building
Variety of options for room set-up
Access to our bookstore
Flexible rental times
Free wifi and access to projector system
Play read-throughs and rehearsals
Classroom: Our three classrooms are ideal for group meetings and small gatherings. We provide tables, chairs, and high tops for flexible set-up.
Atrium: Glass-enclosed on three sides, with a vaulted ceiling, this intimate room accommodates 30 standing or 20 seated. Tables, chairs, and high tops are provided as needed. This space is available outside of regular business hours.
Theater: Our intimate theater is used for everything from readings, to read-throughs, performances, and presentations. The stage area is roughly 16′ by 16′; maximum capacity is 70. Tech includes:
- Theater lights: 8 controllable PAR lights (two trees of 4)
- Dimmable track lighting above stage
- Sound system
- 2 microphones
- 2 speakers
- 8-channel mixer
- Large pull-down screen
|Atrium (Non-Business Hours)||Theatre||Classroom|
|Half-Day (4 Hours)||$250||$250||$175|
|Full-Day (8 Hours)||$450||$450||$300|
Ask about renting multiple spaces for your event !
NOTE* The above rates apply during regular business hours. A $50/hour fee for staff coverage is added for rentals during non-business hours.
Nonprofit rate: 25% Discount
Reserve Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat
Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat is closed during the winter months, and re-opens in early April for another exciting year to host your event! Reservations are based on space availability.