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Live Arts Rental Spaces & Rates

Your rental rate covers the use of the specific space you reserved, plus access to common space in the building. Staffing (including a required house manager and optional technical support), equipment use, and amenities are an additional charge. Rental hours begin when you start setting up and end when you finish cleaning up. All spaces are rented “as is” at the time of your rental event.

Please be aware that there may be multiple events happening in the building at one time.

We are happy to offer nonprofits a 15% discount on rental rates (staff fees and amenities excluded).

Conover Studio

Description: Versatile space with adjacent kitchen on fourth floor

Dimensions: 24′ x 41′

Capacity: Standing 65 / Seated 50

Configuration: Open, multi-purpose space for standing reception, classroom seating, or theater seating

Rental Rate: $100/hour (minimum 2 hours, plus 1 hour for set-up/clean-up)

Rooftop Terrace*

*Terrace cannot be rented without Conover Studio because they are adjoined.

Description: L-shaped open air terrace

Capacity: 150

Configuration: Open space for standing reception with patio chairs included

Rental Rate: $250/hour (minimum 3 hours, plus 1 hour for set-up/clean-up)

Founders Theater

Description: Black box theater on third floor

Dimensions: 27′ x 44′

Seating Capacity: 65

Configuration: Theater risers (as is)

Rental Rate: $150/hour (minimum 2 hours, plus 1 hour for set-up/clean-up)

Gibson Theater

Description: Versatile theater on second floor with permanent stage and balcony

Dimensions: 43′ x 45 ‘ (stage size/shape varies)

Seating Capacity: 165

Configuration: Theater risers and stage, as is

Rental Rate: $325/hour (minimum 3 hours, plus 1 hour for set-up/clean-up)

Third Floor Lobby

Description: Light-filled lobby with built-in bar and couches

Configuration: Open space with seating around windows

Rental Rate: $75/hour (minimum 2 hours)

Second Floor Lobby

Description: Light-filled lobby on second floor

Configuration: Open space for standing reception with optional curtain divider

Rental Rate: $50/hour (minimum 2 hours)

Required Staffing*

House Manager (required for all events) | $30/hr   
Responsible for the care, safety, and security of all guests and the facility.  

Bartender (required for cash or open bar service) | $30/hr 
Responsible for stocking the bar, serving drinks and concessions, and closing down the bar.

*Staffing hours begin when set-up begins and end when clean-up is complete.

Optional Services

Technical Director (may be required for events that use tech) | $90/hr 

Theatrical Lighting Designer & Light Board Operator | $60/hr

Sound System Operator in Gibson Theater | $60/hr

Sound System Operator in Non-Gibson Spaces | $30/hr

Stage Manager for Theatrical Productions | $60/hr

Kitchen Access | $100/day

Folding Chairs (50 available) | $100/day

6’ and 8’ banquet tables (11 available) | $5 ea

Tents on Terrace (2 available) | $20 ea

Box Office Services | $100/performance (plus $2.50/ticket)


50% of the total fee is due 30 days before the event to reserve the date. The remainder is due on the day of the event, payable by check to Live Arts, Inc. 

Cancellations within 90 days of the event are eligible for a partial refund; cancellations within 30 days of the event are not eligible for a refund. 

Use Guidelines

Ticketing: If you are presenting a ticketed event with pre-sale tickets, tickets can be sold through the Live Arts Box Office. See above for fees. 

Music: Live or amplified music requires advance permission of the Volunteer & Production Manager to avoid disrupting other events in the building.

Decorations: You agree to 1) not nail, tape, staple, or screw anything to the floor or walls of the building, 2) leave the premises in the same condition you found them, 3) remove all trash, decorations, furniture and equipment, beverages, food, utensils, etc. at the end of your event, and 4) not use confetti, glitter, or confetti balloons.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises except on the terrace. 

Equipment: You are responsible for and liable if any Live Arts equipment or property is lost, stolen, damaged or misplaced by you or your guests. We assume no responsibility for equipment supplied by you or another party.

Publicity: We reserve the right to pre-approve all forms of advertising or publicity in which our name or logo is used. 

Signage: You agree to refrain from posting any signs, ads, posters, or cards on any part of the building without advance permission. Nothing can be adhered to windows due to protective UV coating.  

Cooking: You or your caterer are encouraged to prepare hot items prior to your event. Hot plates, open flames, and candles are not permitted without advance permission.

Serving Utensils: You or your caterer need to provide your own plates, glasses, cutlery, utensils, napkins, and table cloths.  

Bar Service: We offer three options for bar service:

Cash Bar
We stock and staff one or more beverage and concessions bars under our ABC liquor license and keep the proceeds. You pay $30/hour for each bartender, including set up and clean up time.

Open Bar
We stock and staff one or more beverage and concessions bars under our ABC liquor license and charge you for what your guests consumed. You pay $30/hour for each bartender, including set up and clean up time.

Hosted Bar
You or your caterer stock and staff one or more beverage and concessions bars and secure your own ABC license. Your guests eat and drink for free.

Storage: Storage of event materials is not available outside of rented times due to limited space.  

End Time: As a consideration to the staff working at your event, it must end at the time specified in your rental agreement. 

Disruptive Behavior: We reserve the right to ask any person who is acting in a threatening or disruptive manner to leave the building.  

COVID Protocols: Live Arts no longer requires proof of vaccinations or masks for people in our building. However, feel free to set your own safety requirements for the guests and staff at your event.

Legal Compliance: You agree to comply with all local, state, and federal laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, orders regulations, and requirements. You also agree to comply with all Live Arts rules in order to maintain the safety, care, order, and cleanliness of our space, equipment, and property. 

Liability Protection: As a renter, you agree to indemnify and hold Live Arts harmless from all claims, damages, expenses, losses, suits, or causes of action resulting from your use of the facility. For performances or high-risk events, we may require you to provide us with a $1 million insurance rider covering liability and property damage and naming Live Arts as the beneficiary.   

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