Rehearsal Rate (house lights only)
Fee Per Hour (2 hr. min.)
Half-Day Rate (up to 5 hours)
An initial payment of $200 is required at the time of booking. Fees will be waived for rental groups falling under the umbrella organization of the Dublin Arts Council. DAC will be charged a fully burdened hourly rate for the Theater Technician’s time upon request of that service. The Theater Technician will be charged at $45 per hour, per technician.
City employees (or City-contracted professional service) are the only ones authorized to use/program the theater’s technical equipment, lighting, and any other theatrical appurtenances.
In most cases, rental rates will be quoted to prospective rental groups in four-hour blocks. There may be certain times when a rental group will not need four hours for an event. In those situations, a per-hour rental rate will be optional, with a two-hour minimum. Should a rental group request the City of Dublin to facilitate ticket sales and collections for its performance(s), the City of Dublin will charge a 12% collection fee. This fee will be calculated based on total ticket sales, and the balance of ticket collections will be remitted to the rental group.
Rehearsal rates will be available for those rental groups renting the theater facility for their performances. Rehearsal rates include “work lights” only. Rental groups desiring “technical” rehearsals must pay regular rental rates.
Rental hours will follow the existing hours of operation of the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) for Monday through Thursday rentals. Rental hours may be extended to midnight (12:00 a.m.) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday pending staff and facility availability.
Rental groups will be required to obtain appropriate insurance. The rental group will may be asked to provide proof of liability insurance which satisfies the City’s lease requirements.
Each rental group will be required to sign a detailed facility rental contract and agree to abide by all policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing the rental and operation of the facilities.
Upon cancellation of a reservation more than 60 days from the event date, the City will refund the rental fees collected, less a $15 administrative fee. Upon cancellation of a reservation less than 60 days before the event date, the City retains rental fees (up to $200) and refunds remaining fees (if any), or renter may reschedule without penalty.
The 200-seat Abbey Theater of Dublin offers a wide variety of theater and music performances, movies and lectures, and provides a venue for Central Ohio-based performing arts groups. Programming focuses on expressed community interests. The theater also can be rented for business presentations, meetings, lectures and performances.
The hardwood stage is located at floor level. All seats provide excellent views. The backstage area offers short-term storage and two private dressing rooms. This flexible performing arts space boasts state-of-the-art lighting and sound and video systems to accommodate virtually any need.
The rental hours of the Abbey Theater follow the hours of operation of the DCRC for Sunday through Thursday rentals. Rental hours may be extended to midnight for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, pending staff and facility availability.
For Abbey Theater of Dublin information and availability, please contact Joe Bishara, Theater Supervisor at 614.410.4554.
Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.
The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.
Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.
Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.
Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.
Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.
Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.
Hours of operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.
Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.
We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.
Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.
Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!
Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Woods Metro Park.
Hunting and fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.
Respect our parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.
Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:
The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:
The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.
Parks, Shelter Houses & Kaltenbach Rentals
24-Hour Information Hotline:
Dublin Community Recreation Center Rentals
5555 Perimeter Drive
Dublin, Ohio, 43017
Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.