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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to concern about the possible spread of COVID-19, the Morris Thompson Center is not accommodating rentals until further notice.  Please check our website or contact us at for updates.

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The Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center provides space at a reasonable rate for events that:

  • Serve a community purpose
  • Promote/support cultural understanding
  • Support the partnership and/or the Center’s mission.

To reserve a space for your next event, please use the Online Rental Request Form further down this page.


Features a counter-top with sink, microwave, and a coffeemaker. Accommodates 24 classroom-style, 32 boardroom style, and 40 theater- style. Maximum occupancy 49. Available year-round.

Professional boardroom with windows and private deck overlooking the Chena River. Accommodates 18 at the table and 10 in guest chairs.  Available year-round.

Intimate octagonal hall with a small stage. Features bench seating and display cases of beautiful Athabascan art. Maximum occupancy 20.  Available year-round.

High ceiling, expansive windows, and natural finishes provide impressive space for a memorable event. Podium, microphone/sound-system, tables and chairs available by request. Maximum occupancy 200.  Available after 5:00 pm from mid-September through mid-May. 

100-seat theater suitable for presentations, speakers, panel discussions, and film screenings. Features Alaska Native banners, a high definition projector and screen, and wireless microphones. After 5:00 pm from mid-September through mid-May and by special approval. 


5pm end time
<4 hours
5pm end time
4-9 hours
or 5pm to 9pm end time
<4 hours
or 5pm to 9pm end time
4-9 hours
Conference Room28$300$400$500$650
Elders’ Hall20$250$300$500$600
table of fees for facility rental

*Lobby may be available after 5 pm during winter hours (mid Sept.-mid May, inquire for this year’s dates). Theatre availability subject to special approval.

Additional Services:
Advance A/V equipment check $50
Early open (7 am) $50
Late end time (past 9 pm) $150/hr
Let us set up or take down for you $150
Security Guard $50/hour


To make a reservation, read and complete the Online Rental Request Form. Once an event is approved, MTCVC requires a refundable $200 deposit to reserve it.

Online Rental Request Form


You may serve refreshments in all meeting areas except the theater. For public events, you must hire a licensed caterer. Restrictions apply when serving alcoholic beverages. 

Prohibited Uses

The following uses are not allowed: activity that advances a religious doctrine; public activity directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate, or partisan political group, including events advocating a specific ideology, including fundraisers and campaign rallies; activities requiring multiple spaces during open hours, as this is disruptive to the on-going public programs; long-term, reoccurring weekly meetings/activities that interfere with normal use by the Center partners; banquet events such as weddings, holiday parties, etc. that would compete with private businesses; commercial events in which profit is the direct purpose of the meeting.

Smoking, weapons, and intoxication are prohibited in the facility.