Monroe Civic CenTer


The Hub of Monroe's Events Scene

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Welcome to the Monroe Civic Center, the hub of Monroe’s event scene. With state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated staff, the Monroe Civic Center is the perfect choice for any event, ensuring that every detail is taken care of for a memorable experience.

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Whether you’re attending a concert, hosting a conference, or enjoying a cultural performance, the Monroe Civic Center is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences in a dynamic and welcoming environment.

Civic Center Arena

At the heart of our complex is the Civic Center Arena, offering a remarkable 44,000 square feet (4,100 m2) of exhibit space and accommodating up to 7,200 seats for events such as banquets, circuses, music concerts, and rodeos. This versatile arena is designed to host a variety of gatherings, providing an immersive experience for attendees.

B. D. Robinson Conference Hall

One of our three main buildings, the B. D. Robinson Conference Hall spans 14,000 square feet, providing a flexible space for meetings and events. The Banquet Room, dividable into six sections, offers patrons the option to customize the space according to their needs, ensuring a tailored experience for each occasion.

Abe E. Pierce III Convention Center

Adjacent to the Monroe Civic Center, the Abe E. Pierce III Convention Center is a dedicated space for meetings, banquets, luncheons, conventions, conferences, and trade shows. This facility complements our offerings, providing a professional setting for a wide range of corporate and community events.

Jack Howard Theatre

Honoring W. L. "Jack" Howard, a Union Parish native and former mayor of Monroe, the Jack Howard Theatre boasts a capacity of over 2,200 seats. This iconic venue provides full-view seating, creating an intimate atmosphere for performances, plays, and other cultural events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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  2. All event cost must be paid ten (10) days before the event
  3. Insurance should be received ten (10) days before the event
  4. Once a customer has booked an event, a follow up phone call must be made within ten (10) days. A contract must also be in place within the fourteen (14) days
  5. Catering agreement should be submitted ten (10) days before the event, it is the customers responsibility to get the Catering agreement signed
  6. Caterer must be licensed, if they do not have a health permit, as required by state law, they must cook the food in our kitchen. All documents are listed on catering agreement
  7. Set up (room design) should be done fourteen (14) days before the event. If there is a change in the set up on the day of the event, there will be a charge of $100.00 or more
  1. Table cloths, $5.00; skirts, $7.00; table cloth w/ skirt, $10.00
  2. Wireless mic, $50.00
  3. *Cash Bar, this is when we set up a bar for sale of alcohol, $200.00 plus two (2) police officers at a rate of $69.00 per hour, number of officers will depend on the size of the group.
  4. *Corkage Fee, (varies) this is charged when a 501c3, non profit organization is giving away free alcohol. Civic Center bartenders, $12.00 per hour, plus a minimum of two (2) police officers at a rate of $69.00 per hour
  5. Screens, projectors, lighting, extra mics and technical equipment will have additional cost
  6. If a lot of technical work is required for the event, an IA technical support person is required to be onsite at additional cost during the event
  7. A Facility Fee of $3.00 is charged per ticket or a flat rate if you are selling your own tickets. If you are selling tickets for your event , you must apply for a Sales Tax Registration number (Taxation & Revenue Department) and provide a copy of the information to the Civic Center
  1. Tables, chairs, (curtains covers area behind head table only); there is an extra charge for wall to wall curtains
  2. Podium, one (1) mic
  3. Stage, regular or concert
  4. Rooms are set up according to customer’s request. Set ups begin on the day of the event unless there is prior approval with the Civic Center management. If changes are made on the day of the event there is a one time fee of $100.00
  5. Event will be posted on the Civic Center marquee if digital information is provided seven (7) days prior to the event. If the event is not a Ticketmaster event, there is a charge of $50.00 to place it on the marquee.
  1. No other furniture belonging to the Civic Center other than those items specifically provided by the Civic Center staff is to be used, such as lamps, tables, flowers, genie and scissor lifts and/or other rooms not rented.
  2. The Civic Center is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items
  3. Smoking nor tobacco is not permitted in the buildings at any time. Chewing gum should not be disposed of on the floors, nor tape on the floor or walls
  4. Renter shall not have the right to sublet Civic Center facilities
  5. Sound levels must be suitable for the interior of the rented space, the Civic Center reserves the right to request the renter to adjust the volume
  6. Decorations on the tables are permissible, do not put anything on the floors, doors or hang items from the ceilings.
  7. The rooms in the Convention Center & Conference Hall are for meetings or small banquets. There are times when we rent them for birthdays, weddings or anniversaries. These are exceptions to the line items in the rental agreements.
  8. Deposit is refundable if there are no damages.
  9. If an event is cancelled by the customer, deposits are non-refundable

• Rates are subject to change depending on event and event size

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