Celebration Hall

The fine arts spaces on the campus of Hillcrest Academy were part of a $6.5M capital campaign called the Exceptional Endeavor completed in the early 2000s.  Along with classrooms, the campaign included music rooms, dressing rooms, an art gallery, and most of all the state-of-the art 557-seat Celebration Hall designed for all types of performances. 

The fully handicap accessible Celebration Hall has numerous sound channels with a central speaker cluster including two subs and fill speakers in the back, several stage hook-ups, along with many wireless equipment options. The atrium outside of Celebration Hall is also a wonderful space for small receptions or other gatherings. 

Celebration Hall is a place to celebrate God’s goodness through the arts. The space was not only built for our school, but it was built with the community in mind. Groups or individuals interested in using the space, contact our rentals coordinator Chris Nachtigall at and check out the seating chart HERE


Other Spaces

Hillcrest Union | The gymnasium at Hillcrest Academy was built in 1955 and is one of the most iconic and historic gymnasiums in the state of Iowa. It has been host to thousands of athletic events, drama performances, and countless community events.

Cafeteria & Kitchen | Along with the large gathering space, groups are able to use our ‘hot lunch’ kitchen as well as our Family & Consumer Science kitchen. 

Campus Grounds & Athletic Fields | Our 40 acre campus is a great place for groups to gather outside or to use our softball, baseball, or soccer fields. 

Hillcrest Academy has been an important part of the local community south of Iowa City since 1945. We are as much of the community as the community is of us. Groups or individuals interested in using any of these spaces, contact our rentals coordinator Chris Nachtigall at