ABOUT THE SHOW ROOM
The ZACC Show Room is located in the heart of downtown Missoula in the beautiful, historic Studebaker Building, and can house a maximum of 150 seated and 350 standing. Adjacent to the Show Room is the Blackfoot Gallery & Lounge, which can be booked in addition to the theatre for events requiring extra, separate space.
The name of our event center harkens back to the building's original use as an automobile garage and showroom. The Studebaker Building is listed on the National Historic Registry, and served a growing automobile industry from the 1920s through the 1950s, when its owner Louis Nybo sold and repaired Studebakers here — the then vehicle of choice for Missoula's police force.
SHOW ROOM AMENITIES
Our event center can accommodate up to 350 standing, or 150 seated, dependent on room arrangement. It boasts 150 chairs, 20 rectangular 72" banquet tables, 12 30" round wooden-top cocktail tables (which adjust in height), an adjustable theatre lighting system, a state-of-the-art sound system, backdrop and blackout curtains, a 5,000 lumen projector and 9' by 16' mechanical screen, a removable stage, a backstage area with access to our kitchen and upstairs bathrooms, with public access bathrooms and an interactive play space just outside the entrance. The Show Room holds a beer, wine, and cider non-profit service license, and events in the Show Room serving alcohol are catered to by our trained and certified bartenders.
The Show Room is available to rent for private events, for use by non-profits, and for festival events requiring passes.
Performances in the Show Room are exclusively booked by the ZACC. To inquire about booking a show in the ZACC Show Room, please go to Book a Show.
The ZACC does not stock linens. If your event requires tablecloths or other linens we recommend renting from Missoula Textile Services.
The ZACC's kitchen is not commercial, and foods served to the public must be prepared offsite (though our kitchen is perfect for discreet food service prep/set-up and for keeping foods hot or cold). For great local catering we recommend Biga Pizza, Masala, Bravo! Catering, and Burns St. Bistro.
If you have questions, please email our Marketing, Events, and Community Outreach Coordinator, Mikyla Veis, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Below are some examples of room layout, but they are by no means exhaustive. We work with you to arrange the space in the way best suited to your event.
THEATER IN THE ROUND
CENTER DANCE FLOOR
Missoula Sings! An Immersive Pop Chorus Experience for Everyone, Directed by Josh Farmer
Tuesday, March 7 // 7 to 9 PM // Free & Open to All (No audience, participation only / Please arrive promptly at 7)
Missoula Sings! is an open participation group where anybody who wants to attend is welcome to perform as part of the choir. Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: you get a lyric sheet at the door and Josh teaches you the vocal arrangement. Everyone has a ball and goes home having sung their heart out.