CitySpace is a city-owned meeting space managed by Piedmont Council for the Arts, on behalf of the City of Charlottesville. PCA’s office is located here, in addition to the offices for LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph and Charlottesville Tomorrow.

CitySpace invites community groups, the general public, and private parties to make use of the Meeting Room and Small Conference Room for civic, cultural, and educational activities. Both rooms are located at 100 5th Street NE on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. For detailed directions click here. Rooms are reserved on a first come first served basis for daytime, evening, and weekend use from 8:00am-midnight.

For any questions not answered by the information below, please email cityspace@charlottesvillearts.org.

Meeting Room | Small Conference Room | Gallery

Reservation Process

The following steps should be taken to reserve the Meeting Room or Small Conference Room:

1. Check room availability on the CitySpace or Conference Room Calendars below.

2. If the date and time you wish to reserve is open, complete a Reservation Form. Do not complete the form until you know the specific date you want to reserve and are sure that you want to use CitySpace for your event. Please note that, with the exception of City departments, the form must be completed at least 2 business days before the date of your event. You will receive a confirmation email 1-2 business days after you submit your reservation. Please be aware that the Gallery space is not part of meeting room rentals. For more information on the CitySpace Gallery, please click here.

3. Read the CitySpace User Agreement and submit a signed copy to PCA. City departments do not need to sign a user agreement.

4. You will be invoiced once PCA has received a completed reservation form. Checks should be made out to Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc. with CitySpace in the memo line, but need to be mailed to Piedmont Council for the Arts. Failure to pay the rental fee by the due date may result in a cancellation of your reservation. Though we would prefer to be informed sooner, you may cancel your reservation up to a week before your reserved date(s). If you cancel after you have paid, we can give you credit for a future reservation. However, if you cancel less than a week before the date of your reservation, no credit or refund will be issued.

5. Those using the space for the first time are required to attend a brief orientation in advance of the day of the event. Once you have received confirmation of your reservation, email cityspace@charlottesvillearts.org to schedule an orientation.

6. For evening and weekend reservations, a key may be needed to access CitySpace. At these times you will also be required to secure the building after your event is over. If a key is required you can pick it up from PCA before the event. The key must be returned the next business day.



Meeting Room

  • 1,267 square feet – approx. 30.5′ X 34′ not including a small stage
  • Use of 780 square feet just outside the room, with buffet counter
  • Movable seating with 25 tables and 100 chairs
  • Podium with microphone with extra handheld or clip-on mic
  • Screen and digital projector with laptop plugin (User must bring laptop and adapter.)
  • Pin-up wall with push pins
  • Wireless internet access
  • Kitchen with oven, microwave, sink, refrigerator, and ice machine
  • ADA-accessible restroom
  • Conference phone available upon request ($25/day fee for long distance)

Non-Profit and Community Group Use*
$50/ hour – minimum 2 hour reservation
$300 daily maximum
* Room fees are calculated based on the entire reservation time, including time required for set-up and clean-up.

Private Use*
$100/ hour – minimum 2 hour reservation
$500 daily maximum
* Room fees are calculated based on the entire reservation time, including time required for set-up and clean-up.

Click the Week tab on the calendar below for the best view of room availability.


Small Conference Room

  • 348 square feet (or 24′ × 12′ trapezoid shaped)
  • Conference table that seats 8-10 people
  • Eight high-backed chairs (additional chairs are available)
  • Coffee table with two lounge chairs
  • Wireless internet access
  • Two pin-up walls with push pins
  • Kitchen with oven, microwave, sink, refrigerator, and ice machine
  • ADA-accessible restroom
  • Conference phone available upon request ($25/day fee for long distance)




    Flat Rate:
    $30/ hour – minimum 2 hour reservation*

* Room fees are calculated based on the entire reservation time, including time required for set-up and clean-up.

Click the Week tab on the calendar below for the best view of room availability.


For information about the CitySpace Gallery, please click here.