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Give your next event a place in history

Nestled on the Eastside just minutes from the heart of our historic downtown San Antonio, the Carver Community Cultural Center plays host to weddings, private parties, concerts, plays and recitals. With two unique and beautiful venues, we will work to meet your specific needs.

The Jo Long Theatre for the Performing Arts

Everything you need to make your dream a reality

A 650 seat proscenium theatre offers comfortable seating in an intimate and inviting setting. With excellent acoustics and sightlines, the Jo Long Theatre houses a stage, 38’ wide and 30’ deep, and includes three (3) individual artist dressing rooms with private bathrooms, two large chorus dressing rooms, green room, dance studio, scenic shop.

The Little Carver Civic Center

The options are limitless!

This intimate, multi-purpose, adaptable space offers a beautiful backdrop to any smaller event. With a maximum capacity of 150, The Little Carver can be configured in a myriad of ways…from a black box theatre to cabaret seating to banquet tables to meeting configurations.

Booking Process for
Rental of Facilities

Get answers to your questions

To schedule a tour or inquire about date availability, rental policies and rates, please contact:

John Watts Nieto
Booking Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to tour your facilities prior to my rental?

Yes. Please contact the Booking Coordinator for an appointment.

As a new client, what are the major steps to renting Carver facilities?

  • a customer account will be created for you by the fiscal department. This account will be used for current and future rentals; please allow 3-5 business days for processing
  • the Booking Coordinator will e-mail you, your budget (load-in/move out info.& equipment costs)
  • if applicable, a meeting will be set between Booking Coordinator and client

Once I confirm a date, what is the next step?

Once the date has been confirmed by the Booking Coordinator, a Facility Rental Application must be filled out and submitted to the Booking Coordinator.  You will have 5 business days to complete and return.

Is a deposit for the rental of your facilities required?

Yes, please check the rental rates for each of our facilities as listed on our website. Please mail or deliver the deposit.  Note: Your rental application must be submitted prior to mailing in or delivering your check.

When is the final payment for all costs due?

Final payment(s) or any remaining balances are due 30 days prior to the rental event.

Am I responsible for any additional costs?

The client must have proof of General Commercial Liability Insurance 30 days prior to event.  Client must pay for security personnel for general event security and traffic control.

Once event has concluded, when will I receive my deposit and/or box office revenue?

The security deposit will be returned to the client under certain circumstances as described in the agreement.  Should damages exceed the standard $200 deposit, funds shall be deducted from client’s box office revenues to recuperate outstanding debt(s).  In the event the box office revenues do not cover such damages, client shall be responsible for paying the remaining balance to City within thirty (30) days of written notice from City.  Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive payment.

Rentals Requiring
Box Office Services

Still have questions?

For any other questions not listed below or for assistance at any time, please contact:

Liz Cardenas
Box Office Coordinator
(210) 207-2234

Please review the Box Office Form. You may submit your Box Office Form to the Box Office Coordinator, when you have paid your initial deposit and signed your contract with the Booking Coordinator.

Frequently Asked Questions

If my event is in the Little Carver, do I direct my patrons to purchase there?

No, we sell the Little Carver performance tickets at the Carver Box Office located in the lobby of the Jo Long.  The Little Carver ticket office is open 2 hours prior to curtain.

Is there an advertising disclaimer I must use in all advertising?

Yes. All promotional materials, whether printed or online, should contain the following disclaimer:

“This production is not a presentation of the Carver Community Cultural Center or the Carver Development Board.”

 “Tickets are available through Ticketmaster,, the Alamodome and at the Carver Community Cultural Center Box Office.”

What forms of payment are accepted to purchase tickets in person?

We accept cash and credit cards as payment.

Are there any fees associated with credit cards when I purchase in person at the Carver Box Office?

We charge a $1.00 preservation fee for each individual ticket purchased.

What about the “Convenience Fees” Ticketmaster Charges?

Ticketmaster will assess your patrons a convenience fee, when they purchase online or over the phone.

Is there a way to avoid the Ticketmaster Convenience Fee?

Yes, if your patrons visit the Carver Box Office, Convention Center or Alamodome Box Office they will not be charged the convenience fee.

What services will the Box Office Coordinator provide in addition to services Ticket Process Form?

Box Office Coordinator will sell your tickets, provide you with daily email updates on ticket sales and provide you with an audit after each performance(s).

Can you promote my event?

Yes, but limited promotion is provided. We will post on the Jo Long Theatre event calendar. Image must be provided. Please contact to the Box Office Coordinator for photo specifics.

Can I provide a will call list to the box office?

The Will Call List should be submitted in writing to the Box Office Coordinator 48 hours prior to your event.

Does the Carver provide ushers?

No, you will need to provide a minimum of two (2) ushers.

What if my event is general admission?

A minimum of 2 volunteers is needed to collect tickets and to help usher patrons to their seats.

Are there any other fees I should be made aware of?

In the event your production expenses exceed your $200 deposit credit, additional revenue will be deducted from your box office revenue.