Facility Rental

Host your event at Virginia’s civil rights National Historic Landmark.

Moton is available to rent for private, public and non-profit functions. Our historic, fully restored, multi-purpose auditorium can accommodate up to 200 theatre style, and 100 banquet style.  Audio/Visual set-up can also be included with your choice of a speaker’s podium with microphone, presentation screen, and/or stage panel set-up with up to four microphones.


For more information on facility rentals, call (434) 315-8775 x 6  or  email sherre[dot]atkins[at]motonmuseum[dot]org.

Moton Museum Facilities Available for Rental

Moton Museum Auditorium

Maximum Capacity: Banquet Style Seating – 100

Maximum Capacity: Auditorium Style Seating – 200

Tar Paper Shack Office

Maximum Capacity: 20

Tar Paper Shack Pavilion Area (interior space that converts to exterior)

Maximum Capacity Interior: 40

Maximum Capacity Exterior: 50-75

Cost of Facility Rental

  • $25 per hour: Non-profit organizations, (includes churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer service organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutions, museums, and some governmental agencies). This also applies to Moton volunteers, Moton Council, and Moton Trustee members.
  • $50 per hour: All other Renters
  • You will receive a Sales Invoice upon completion and approval of all forms. Guest Services will verify which cost applies to your request.

ALL reservation requests remain tentative until you receive a confirmation from Guest Services.

Reservation requests must be submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to the intended date of your event.

NOTE: We will reserve available space and resources as requested on the scheduling form. Please be sure to indicate all of your event needs.