The Nebraska State Capitol is the seat of state government and beautiful monument representing Nebraska’s diverse people and their history. As an inspirational monument with beautiful public spaces it is considered a special location for programs and ceremonies. Programs and ceremonies in the Capitol must be sponsored by governmental, non-profit and not-for-profit groups of statewide or larger scope. However, official functions of state government have priority for use of the Capitol rotunda.

Programs and ceremonies are allowed in the Second Floor Rotunda during regular public business hours.

Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday              10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday                 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Equipment available for use includes. chairs, tables, stage, podium and public address system, backdrop, easels, United States and Nebraska flags, piano and choral risers.  Equipment needs will be evaluated and not all equipment may be provided depending on staff availability, building activity and state government priorities. Set-up arrangements must be finalized at least three business days prior to the program.

Maximum seating for an event in the Rotunda is 300. The actual number of chairs is limited by position of stage, any props or equipment included in the set-up, aisle width, and accessibility needs.

The Office of the Capitol Commission will set up and take down all equipment necessary for events in the Capitol. No other equipment will be provided or brought in to the Capitol, without prior approval.

Nothing may be affixed to or hung on any surface of the Capitol.


Events involving food or drink are not allowed.

Any special accommodations to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for the program or ceremony are the sponsor’s responsibility, Any physical accommodations are the responsibility of the Office of the Capitol Commission.