Hitchcock Free Academy is an 1855 Italianate-style building available to rent for private parties. This smoke- and alcohol-free environment has a variety of room choices, folding tables and chairs, and access to a refrigerator, stove and sinks. The first floor is wheelchair accessible.
Room Rental is $50.00 per hour; please allow yourself time for setup within your scheduled hours. Due to our court decree, no political or religious meetings are allowed in our facility.
Available Rooms and Descriptions:
The Lower Auditorium (LA) is accessible on the first floor and can seat up to 50 people at tables. A mini stage area (2 steps) works well for highlighting a guest of honor.
The Lower West (LW) is accessible and can seat approximately 30 people.
The large Upper Auditorium (UA) is on the second floor and is well suited to more active gatherings, a dance, a child’s birthday party, etc. Up to 125 people can be seated theater-style. Preschool-age toys are available for use for free.
Located off the upper auditorium, the Upper West (UW) room is a perfect place for pizza or cake for a party using the upper auditorium or for a smaller gathering.
Decorating rooms: Decorations are allowed, but please use painter’s tape to protect the plaster walls. All decorations must be removed before you leave.
Tables and chairs: Folding chairs, 6-foot folding tables and 36” square card tables are available to arrange in whatever setup you wish.
If you are planning on having an event at the Academy, please print out, fill out and submit the HFA Room Use Form to the Academy office.
Please review the Academy's Rules and Regulations for room rentals. Please note: smoking, and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the property.