Rent

Please consider our space for your next event.

Theatre Rental

The theatre is available to rent to individuals and groups for private and public events. A completed rental application form and deposit fee must be submitted to the theatre manager. Upon approval by the Cresco Theatre Commission, the facilities will be reserved for the purposes and date(s) specified in the approved application. Only persons 18 years of age or older will be allowed to reserve the Cresco Theatre and Opera House.

Sound and Light Equipment is owned by CCT and may be available to rent upon request. All requests must be made no less than 8 weeks prior to the event and will not be guaranteed until CCT approves the request.

We look forward to hosting your event and are happy to assist in any way we can. Please contact the manager at 563-547-1066 or click here to contact us.

Champlin Hall

Named after the theatre's generous benefactor, George Champlin Hall is a handicap accessible and large space for your next event. With a full kitchen, tables, chairs and room to move please consider Champlin Hall for your next shower, reunion, card party, birthday parties, craft show and more.

  • Centrally Located
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Full Kitchen
  • Ample Parking
  • Tables & Chairs

We would love to work with you to plan the perfect event including a private showing of the current movie or gaming on the big screen. We have great local vendors to fill all your needs and are dedicated to helping make Champlin Hall the perfect venue for you.

Extra Rental Options

Do you love your Xbox? Your PlayStation? Your Switch? What if we told you Gaming on The Big Screen is an option? You bring your gaming console and controllers and a few friends and we’ll connect it to our WIFI and projector and you can game on the big screen! Complete with some serious surround sound!

Concessions will be available. Must be 18 to rent or accompanied by an adult. Please contact the manager for rental terms and availability.  A staff member will remain in the building at all times with you. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the theatre.


According to many locals, local lore, and the internet the Cresco Theatre and Opera House is haunted. We have hosted quite a few paranormal investigations over the last few years and had interesting results. If you would be interested in bringing a group to investigate, please contact the manager for rental terms and availability. A staff member will remain with your group at all times. You must be 18 or older to rent. Outside food and drink must remain in Champlain Hall at all times.

Contact us to book.