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About the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

About the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center

Located in the heart of downtown, the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center is a gathering place designed to showcase a world of arts and culture. This beautiful facility promises a rich and diverse season of entertainment, featuring music, comedy, theater and dance performances. This center reflects the city's rich tradition of family, community and pride and is one of the most comprehensive arts and convention centers in the state of Iowa, featuring a state of the art Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, expo hall, flexible meeting room space, art gallery and commercial kitchen, providing a sophisticated backdrop for meetings and performances.

The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center opened in 2007 and is an interesting retreat by day and the jewel of Fairfield by night. The Center is home to the Stephen Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, the first building in the United States to be named for celebrated composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim. The theater features an intimate 522-seat proscenium theater.

The Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts is home to the flagship Sondheim Center Artist Series, featuring the best of music, comedy, dance and theater of national touring performances. The Center provides the backdrop for Way Off Broadway, Iowa's only professional musical theater company, Fairfield Concert Association, Chamber Music Society Fairfield, and the Fairfield Area Community Theater. The Center also hosts numerous dance recitals and various events that showcase the musical and performing talents of Fairfield's residents. The Center also welcomes national touring performing artists, theater companies and concerts.

The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center offers flexible meeting space to accommodate gatherings of nearly any size, including a full range of catering and banquet options. The Center features more than 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space available for rent, including the Fairfield Economic Development Association Executive Conference Room, Cambridge Investment Research Meeting Room, Dick and Judy Smith Meeting Room, Iowa State Bank Atrium and the Manufacturers Association Expo Hall.

Mission Statement

The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center mission is: to enhance the quality of life and economic growth of Fairfield and the surrounding community; to build upon our community's love and appreciation of the arts and present quality programming; to provide meeting space for our community's citizens, visitors, non-profit organizations and businesses to foster economic development and an experience of extended family and fellowship for our community.


The Fairfield Arts and Convention Center is owned by the City of Fairfield and operated by a 501(c3) private, non-profit managed by Executive Director, Rustin Lippincott and the Board of Directors.

Become a Member

We’ve made it easy to become a Member by completing the form below. We will contact you to find out what shows and seats you prefer for your complimentary tickets and to obtain your payment information.

  • Level One: $100-$499/year (starts at $8.33/mo.)
    Level Two: $500-$1,000/year (starts at $41.66/mo.)