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Historic Fifth Street School
Historic Fifth Street SchoolOfficially called the Las Vegas Grammar School, the complex has informally been referred to as the Fifth Street School almost since its inception, due to its location on Fifth Street (renamed Las Vegas Boulevard in 1959) in downtown Las Vegas.

Billed as a "cultural oasis" in the midst of downtown Las Vegas’ office and legal corridors, the revitalized building is home to an assortment of local arts and architectural organizations. The primary tenants are the University of Nevada Las Vegas Fine Arts Program, including the Downtown Design Center for the School of Architecture; the Nevada School of the Arts (a music education organization); the American Institute of Architects; and the city of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Division.

Historic Fifth Street School
Rental Information

Many of the common areas of the Historic Fifth Street School are available for public or private functions. These areas include a multi-purpose performance area/auditorium capable of accommodating up to 400 people, a gallery space for exhibitions and smaller meetings able to hold up to 200 people and a 30-person conference room. In addition, there are open courtyards available for outside activities, as well as the 16,000-square-foot Centennial Plaza that can be used for outdoor gatherings. 

Parking: Limited parking is available at the Historic Fifth Street School. There are also public parking meters in the surrounding area:
  • 51 spaces at the Historic Fifth Street School, plus three handicapped spaces (availability varies). Historic Fifth Street School
  • 65 metered spaces at City Centre (across Fourth Street) at $1.50/hr.  
  • 64 metered spaces at Matlock Lot (corner of Fourth Street and Clark Avenue)at $1/hr.
Liability Insurance: Liability insurance may be required for events held at the Historic Fifth Street School.
Alcoholic Beverages: Alcoholic beverages are not allowed unless approval is obtained prior to the event.
Concessions/Catering/Vendors: Properly licensed caterers, vendors and exhibitors may be used at the Historic Fifth Street School.

Payments and Deposits:
  • Ten percent deposit of total booking fee is required to hold the date.
  • Refundable security/cleaning deposit equal to 50 percent of the booking fee is required.
  • All payments are due no later than 14 days prior to rental date.
  • Additional staffing fees may apply to some rentals.
  • There are no rentals allowed on Sundays.
  • All rentals must be cleaned and finished by 10 p.m.

Security: Based on the proposed activity, the event planner may be required to provide security services at their own expense.

DJ and Live Music: Live music and/or DJ services may be brought in for events with prior approval.

Historic Fifth Street School

 Historic Fifth Street School
Conference Room

Technical Needs: A city production services unit is available for additional lighting and sound support for an additional fee.

Tables/Chairs: Tables and chairs are available and are included in the rental fee.

  • 400 chairs with arms
  • 50 chairs without arms
  • 100 rectangular tables
  • 30 five-foot round tables
Linens: Linens/tablecloths are not provided.

Area Square Feet Minimun Daily Rate Auditorium and Gallery
Auditorium 8,400 $2,250 $2,250
Gallery 2,800 $1,000  
Frank Wright Memorial Courtyard 1,200 $750  
Centennial Plaza 16,000 $500  
Exterior Courtyards 7,000 $250  
Conference Room 700 $250  

Historic Fifth Street School

Non-profit rate is only available to IRS registered 501 (c) 3 organizations. Prior to signing the rental agreement, a copy of the IRS letter granting non-profit status must be provided for facility’s records.

Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth St.
Ste. 145
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 229-6469
Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

City of Las Vegas
Office of Cultural Affairs
495 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101
Monday - Saturday (702) 229-2787