Stafford Civic Center and Recreation Department
Email the Civic Center
The Stafford Civic Center is an elegant multipurpose facility available to the public for rental for concerts, theatrical productions, banquets, seminars, public forums, pageants, weddings, receptions, dances and more. It is located adjacent to the Stafford Municipal School District complex, off Staffordshire Road.
There are three seating levels on the main floor of the auditorium, with each of the 684 seats having an excellent view of the stage. The balcony area is divided into two sections and contains an arrangement of 216 permanent theatre seats. The auditorium has carpeted floors and walls, as well as a suspended acoustical ceiling. The facility converts to a banquet arrangement, seating up to 375 people.
The Civic Center is handicap accessible from the back to the lower front by means of a carpeted ramp.
The stage area is 27′ by 39′ with a hardwood floor. A 15′ by 20′ automatic projection screen is located above the stage. The area is equipped with elaborate lighting for productions and includes color stage lights, spot lights, and follow lights. Spacious, well-lit dressing rooms are located to the left and right of the stage and have private restrooms.
The kitchen contains a commercial refrigerator, double oven , cook top stove, microwave oven, commercial warmer, and is particularly suited for catered events.
The Civic Center also houses a dance floor consisting of of 4′ x 4′ panels of northern red oak. A dance floor can be adapted to a smaller or larger size to suit your event.
The foyer just inside the front entry is 1,200 square feet of polished granite and is ideal for gatherings prior to events. The area is well designed registrations, art shows, exhibits, and displays.
Ample parking is available in several well-lit concrete parking areas, and a circular driveway to the entrance facilitates access for the physically handicapped.
Contact Susan Ricks, Director of the Center, for rental rates.
Stafford City Pool
1355 Constitution Avenue
The City’s pool is located behind the Civic Center. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day and accessible to all City residents for a nominal annual fee of $10.00.
The pool area also has a beach volleyball sand court. For information about these facilities, call the pool at 281-499-8783 or the City’s Director of Recreation, Susan Ricks, at 281-499-5763.
The City’s pool hosts annual swim programs for all second- and fourth-grade students in the Stafford Municipal School District.
Annual Independence Day Celebration
The popular Independence Day family celebration includes a parade, carnival rides and games for the children, food and drink booths, a hayride, and a street dance with live music – all of which are scheduled on July 3.