The Freedom to Create and a Place to Make it Happen!

The Bothwell Arts Center serves as an arts incubator, offering affordable and rentable classroom, rehearsal, performance, event and studio rental space for artists, musicians, theatrical, acting, choral, literary and other individuals, groups or events with a cultural arts focus. We also offer an inexpensive Art Classroom program, allowing artists working room without a large investment.

Should you be interested in passing on your skills, renting a studio, have need for an event or small performance space, contact us to find out room availability at and review our Rate Schedule to determine which room will suit your needs.

The Bothwell Arts Center is generally open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, but it is best to make an appointment for a tour. We would be happy to show you the many options for renting the Bothwell. Call 925-447-2787 or email



Yellow Room:

 28x30 cheery, well-lit space with Bothwell artist mural works and decor. Somewhat limited availability, as a portion of the room is needed for thruway access to East End, restrooms and artist studios when other activities are occurring. Most often used as recital space, art workshops, and as a cultural arts meeting space, or as additional rental when renting the East End for a larger event requiring meal service.

West End: 

30x40 room with stage lighting availability, portable stage from 8x8’ to 12x16’ in size, seats 66+ with full stage setup. Theatrical draping backdrop. This room is also available for cultural arts classes/camps and has been used for everything from filming art videos to editing workshops to musician’s birthday party jams.

Arts Classroom: 

20x18 visual arts classroom with 3 6’ tables, seating up to 12 depending on the projects. Good lighting, informal & friendly arts atmosphere.


Small, homey room with couch and chairs, most often used in conjunction with rental of West End for ticketing and/or audience mingling before or after event; occasionally used for meeting space.

Visual Artist Studios:

 Art studios range from private spaces at the main Bothwell Arts Center to open working spaces at the Downtown Art Studios and range from $120 per month to $600. Call 925.447.2787 for more information.

East End: 

72x48 fun multi-purpose room with small corner stage, expandable with 12x16’ portable stage. Stage lighting and sound services are available.  The East End retains some French Quarter decor feel year-round, with silk flowers, stage prop fountain and window facades donated by the Livermore Valley Opera, and artworks donated by Bothwell artists and friends. Used often for music parties, performances, cast parties, art classes requiring large spaces, dance classes, arts & craft boutiques, fundraiser concerts, etc. Coded occupancy is 300 theatrical-seating, 225 banquet seating. 


We have a commercial refrigerator available to regular monthly renters; oven usage and one-time usage available for extra charge. Note that the kitchen is nonexclusive use.

18 8’ tables are available for rental, and approximately 250 chairs