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The Conference Room


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The Main Lobby

The Second Floor Lobby

ZUZI! Inc.

Class, Conference and Event Leasing

The spaces listed below are available to rent by the hour or the day for classes, meetings, functions and events.  General rental information is contained in the paragraphs below.  The Event Checklist, viewable in either pdf or excel format by clicking the appropriate link below, contains additional information, as well as information needed to begin the rental process.  Links to Fee Schedules can be found under the heading Pricing Information, Insurance Requirements and Fee Schedules below.

Event Checklist PDF or Event Checklist XLS

The Conference Room

The Historic Y Conference Room, located on the first floor between the main building lobby on 5th Avenue and the Courtyard off University Blvd., is a beautiful 500+ sq. ft. room featuring high ceilings, original 1930's moldings and detailing, large east-facing windows and a hardwood floor. It is available to rent by the hour on an occasional or recurring basis. It can be variously configured and can accommodate either conference table seating for 12-16 or classroom seating for 30-35. Additional amenities include a 70" x 70" wall-mounted projection screen, a DELL 4100MP projector (by request), central air conditioning and heating, and adjacent restrooms. A number of organizations and various building tenants hold their board meetings here.  The Liberal Catholic Church holds services in here Sunday mornings at 10:00 and The Bennett Theatre Lab holds Acting Workshops Saturday Afternoons and Sunday and Monday evenings.  The Green Party of Pima County and Editorial Freelancers Association hold their meetings there as well. The Conference Room and other adjoining areas are handicapped accessible.  

The Conference Room is available to rent for non-profit and arts, education, social justice and environmentally related events (including use as a conference, meeting or classroom) for $50 for up to the first 3 hours plus $15 for each additional hour or for private and for profit events (including private receptions and parties) for $100 for up to the first 3 hours plus $25 for each additional hour.  Reduced rates may be available for recurring use by non-profit and arts-related organizations.  Other fees may apply.  See below for additional pricing information.

The Courtyard

The Historic Y Courtyard is located off University Boulevard, with the Tucson Audubon Society and Nature Shop to the west and The Rogue Theatre to the east. Sheltered from the street by the stately and colorful edifices and arcades of The Historic Y, his wonderful urban retreat is paved with flagstone, is comfortably shaded by citrus and palo verde trees, and features beautifully tiled patio tables, benches and planters. Tucson CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) holds its produce pick-ups in the Courtyard twice a week in the late afternoons and early evenings and The Rogue Theatre and ZUZI's Theater use the Courtyard before shows and during intermissions. The Historic Y Courtyard and Lobby is also the location for the annual Gathering of The Greens held each December and hosted by The Historic Y and many of Tucson's environmental organizations, many of which are located in the building. The Courtyard can be rented on an hourly basis and provides a beautiful outdoor urban setting for a wide range of gathering and events, including parties, receptions, ceremonies, dinners, and small concerts or performances.  The Courtyard and other adjoining areas are handicapped accessible. 

The Courtyard accommodates around 50-100 and can be rented for private and for-profit functions for $250 for up to the first 3 hours plus $75 for each additional hour.  The base rate for non-profit and arts, education, social justice and environmentally related events (not including supervision) is $100 for up to the first three hours and $25 for each additional hour.  Other fees and discounts may apply.  See below for additional pricing information.

The Main Lobby

The Historic Y Main Lobby is accessed directly from 5th Avenue or down a hallway from the Courtyard. It is the main entrance for both The Historic Y office building and ZUZI's Theater and is the centerpiece for the entire complex and, as built as the main entrance to the original YWCA in 1930, its most architecturally resplendent interior space. The Main Lobby is where tenants of and visitors to The Historic Y often run into one another and catch up. ZUZI's Theater uses The Main Lobby as a ticket lobby, refreshment area and reception hall for its performances.

The Main Lobby is available to rent by the hour in the evenings or on the weekends for private receptions, gatherings and other events for $175 for up to the first 3 hours plus $50 for each additional hour.  The rate for non-profit and arts, education, social justice and environmentally related events (not including supervision) is $60 for up to the first three hours and $20 for each additional hour.  Other fees and discounts may apply.  See below for additional pricing information.

The Second Floor Lobby

The Second Floor Lobby, located directly above the main building lobby on 5th Avenue, is a beautiful 500+ sq. ft. room featuring one wall of mirrors, a piano, large east-facing windows and a hardwood floor. It is available to rent by the hour on an occasional or recurring basis during non-business hours (beginning at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day weekends) for rehearsals, classes and meetings. It is or has been used for yoga, salsa, zumba fitness, bellydancing and rehearsal space for Reveille Men's Chorus.  Current classes being offered include Salsón Salsa Classes with Melissa Alejandra, Zumba Toning with Sasha Alexander, and Bellydance with Jessica Walker.  

The Second Floor Lobby is available to rent for non-profit and arts, education, social justice and environmentally related events (including use as a dance or rehearsal space) for $50 for up to the first 3 hours plus $15 for each additional hour or for private and for profit events (including private receptions and parties) for $100 for up to the first 3 hours plus $25 for each additional hour.  Reduced rates may be available for recurring use by non-profit and arts-related organizations.  Other fees may apply.  See below for additional pricing information.

Pricing Information, Insurance Requirements and Fee Schedules

Click on the appropriate Fee Schedule for complete pricing information:

Fee Schedule for Non-Profit, Education & Environmentally Related Events

Fee Schedule for Private and For-Profit Events

If renting more than one space, fees for highest priced space are as shown and up to three additional contiguous spaces may be added for a fee of 50% of the space rental fee of the next highest priced space.

Space rental fees and deposit are waived for members of The Historic Y Community, including sublettors of the Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre if rental is in conjunction with rental of Theatre.  Required supervision and other fees are as shown.

In addition to the above fees, it is renter's responsibility to obtain and pay separately for required liability insurance (as well as liquor liability insurance if applicable).  

If you already have insurance, your best option for insurance is to contact your present carrier and ask for a rider to cover your event.  If you do not presently have insurance, you may obtain a special event insurance policy (including liquor liability if applicable) from the carrier of your choosing.  Click on Fee Schedule or Event Checklist links on this page for more information regarding insurance.

For more information regarding, or to book an event or class in, The Historic Y Conference Room, Courtyard or Lobbies, please email info@TheHistoricY.com or complete our contact form.

The Historic Y allows you to contract separately for catering, bartending and entertainment services.  We are also happy to coordinate catering services from our neighbor Epic Cafe.  You can choose from either menu: Buffet-style with 3 servers or Stand-up.  30% will be added to the prices shown to cover tax, tip and delivery.  Or you may contact Epic Catering directly.

The Human Communication Studio

In addition to the spaces described above offered by The Historic Y, The Human Communication Studio, located off The Historic Y main lobby, offers recording studios to rent by the hour and the day. For more information, please visit http://www.humancommunicationstudio.com/take-action.

HCS Green Screen Studio: Designed for smaller scale art and film auteurs, our studio is built to be a plug and play creative space able to accommodate the needs of independent projects. The studio is evenly lit by five Kino Flo 4' banks,  with 400 sq ft of sprung floor, 10.5' full cyclorama walls, and provides access to range of lighting and gear. You are welcome to bring all your own equipment, or take advantage of the 4k cameras, speed-boosted canon glass, teleprompter and quality microphones available from our rental cases.

HCS Spoken Word Studio: Need to record an interview or narration for your project? We've purpose built our studio to do one thing really well: lay down high quality spoken word audio. It's simple: clean crisp vocals without the price tag or intimidating tech of the full production studios. We've carefully combined the essentials with style and comfort so you can realize your podcast without the hassle or the sticker shock. Record raw files and DIY or employ a tech at a reasonable cost to produce and edit your material.

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre

The Scoundrel and Scamp offers both their MainStage and Studio for rent. For more information, please visit https://scoundrelandscamp.org/rental/.

S&S MainStage: A newly-remodeled, modern 150-seat theatre space, configurable in proscenium, thrust or in-the-round configurations. The Scoundrel and Scamp seeks to cultivate a small set of similarly minded artists interested in utilizing the theatre for regular short-run events.

  • Approx. 1024 square feet
  • Audience size: 100-150
  • Marley floors
  • Lighting Grid & AV
  • Loading Dock
  • Lobby & Ticket Booth
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking Lot Entrance

S&S Studio: A newly-remodeled, intimate studio space, well-suited for intimate theatre, dance, cabaret, readings, and storytelling.  We seek to cultivate a small set of similarly minded artists interested in utilizing the studio for weekend or late night events.

  • Approx. 550 square feet (23'x24')
  • Audience size: 30-40
  • Marley floors
  • Dance Bars & Mirrors
  • Lighting Grid & AV
  • Studio Parking Lot Entrance
  • Dressing Rooms to accommodate 8
  • Bathroom