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Flex Space Rental Options

Have a one time class, reoccurring classes or a big event? We have a space for you. 

A great option for those looking to rehearse, host an event, have a celebration, perform virtually, or hold seasonal or temporary programming. One of the many space options in our building affords artists the ability to create and perform while on a budget. Flex rental space options are available hourly and month-to-month.

Special non-profit and school group pricing is available. All revenue helps to fund the mission of the JSAC and Ocean Grove Historic Preservation Society -- to support local artists, arts programming and arts-in-education activities along with restoring this historic building.

Spaces are available from 8am to 8pm Monday through Sunday on an hourly, weekly or monthly basis. There is a minimum booking time of 2 hours for all spaces.

IMPORTANT: If you are interested in viewing any of our spaces, you MUST make an appointment in advance by emailing We cannot accommodate walk-ins.



 Main Lobby 

This open air space has a central grand staircase, grand piano and features changing art exhibitions. During November and December, it is festively decorated for the holidays. The space is suitable for crafter and speaking events, and artist receptions.

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Bathrooms

  • Hardwood flooring 

  • Architectural elements

  • 5 Entryways - 2 from parking areas

  • Wifi by the Palaia Theater entry​


This fantastic rehearsal or class space is 1500 sq. ft with many windows for natural lighting during the day and it is well lit in the evenings. You need to bring your own sound equipment.

  • Barres

  • Mirrored walls

  • Wood Flooring

  • Temporary storage during rental usage

  • Ceiling fans

  • AC window unit

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Palaia Theater

The Palaia Theater is the heart of the Jersey Shore Arts Center with its original historical theater seating restored balcony, stage and grand piano.  


  • Capacity 450

  • Balcony seating with VIP seating

  • Sound and Lighting systems

  • WIFI for credit card processing

  • Professional movie projector

  • Large dressing and stage area 

  • Movie Party: book your movie event with us!

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 1940's Room

This room features a wide open space to use how you need. Add to your Palaia Theater event with a volunteer area or VIP space.

  • Capacity 40-55

  • Access to the Palaia Theater Balcony

  • AC Window Unit

  • WIFI for credit card processing

  • Elevator access from Main Lobby

Herbst Theater 

Our third floor theater space is a cozy black box with bench seating.   

  • Capacity 55 

  • Dressing rooms and private bathroom

  • Box office and stage prep space

  • Central Air/Heating system

  • Sound and Lighting systems

  • WIFI for credit card processing

  • Elevator access from Main Lobby


3rd Floor Cafe 

Our 3rd Floor Cafe is the perfect venue for your gathering, with a stage and lighting available.


  • Capacity 40-50

  • Flexible seating and table configurations

  • Central Air/Heating system

  • Sound system with onsite tech

  • WIFI for credit card processing

  • Elevator access from Main Lobby

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 3rd Floor Kitchen 

Our 3rd Floor Kitchen is has restaurant-style appliances including refrigeration and freezer capabilities. Renters must provide proof of insurance and proof of ServSafe certification.

  • Professional workspace

  • Qualified satisfactory health inspection

  • WIFI for credit card processing

  • Dishes, dining service and utensils available

  • Coffee galley and ice machine

Art Classroom #3

This room is available for single or ongoing classes. A comfortable space to host your offerings.

  • Storage lockers available for storing supplies

  • Heat/AC

  • WIFI

  • Refrigerator and oven available for use

  • Sink

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