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Rent the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

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Our 756-seat Peter Jay Sharp Theatre with proscenium stage and fixed seating is available for rental seven days a week 9:30am to 12am (Sundays after 2pm only).

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Floor Plan & Specs

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  • 756 fixed seats: 598 orchestra; 158 balcony
  • Theatre, stage and backstage wheelchair accessible
  • Infra-red system for hearing enhancement
  • Stage: 40' wide x 38' deep
  • Floor: black sprung wood, black dance marley available
  • Stage lighting and dimmer system: ETC Ion
  • Sound system | See lower done on page for full list of Sound equipment
  • Pianos: Steinway 8'11" Model D Concert Grand and Baldwin 7’ 0” SF10 Artist Grand Piano, tuned to A440 (pitch standard)
  • High-Definition Digital projector: Barco R12 DLP projector, 12,000 ANSI Lumens
  • Digital Cinema Screen: 31'10" wide x 12'3" high, 1.0 Matte
  • Digital Sources: Blu-Ray, DVD (NTSC & PAL), HDMI, laptop, and other digital sources are possible if presenter provides appropriate decks and cables (upon approval).
  • Additional equipment: 82 chairs, 4 bass stools, 35 music stands, 1 conductor's stand, 2'x3' conductor's podium, 3'x4' conductor's podium, 8- 4'x8' platforms, 1- 4'x4' platform, 8", 16", 24" legs (Note: We do not have skirting for the platforms)
  • Dressing rooms: 1 star w/ wheelchair accessible bathroom & shower; 2 chorus w/ showers, 2 bathrooms (1 wheelchair accessible)
  • Green room: couches, refrigerator, water fountain
  • Box office: computerized system with window, phone, on-line ticketing
  • Broadcast room
  • Marketing: promotional listings in theater calendar and website
  • Equipment inventory: (Contact Booking Department for details)
  • Staffing: box office, house, technical (advisor)
Sharp Rates

The security deposit is due within two weeks of holding the date(s). The full fees must be paid in full a minimum of one month prior to theater use, or as noted in your Agreement.

We provide and you must use our Box Office (no off-site sales), Front of House staff, and Technical Advisor. This staff is included in the base rent.

If sound system and/or projection is required, then we provide and you must use our contracted services at an additional fee and you may not bring in your own sound system or projectionist.

We do not provide stage crew. You must provide sufficient staff to load in, set up, and load out. If you need more than a basic wash of white lights on the stage then you must provide sufficient staff to focus light plot, run the board, and to restore the plot. You also need to provide the staff to sell your merchandise (no producer refreshment sales allowed).

Security Deposit

Security Deposit in addition to all fees $2,000 per day. Security Deposit is refunded at final settlement.

Rental Rates

Friday-Monday

Not-For-Profit $5,065 per day (25% off of the Standard rate, below)
Standard $6,755 per day
2 or more show day $955 for each additional show
Show exceeding 3 hours from scheduled curtain $160 per half hour exceeding 3 hours

Tuesday - Thursday

Not-For-Profit $4,195 per day (25% off of the Standard rate, below)
Standard $5,595 per day
2 or more show day $795 for each additional show
Show exceeding 3 hours from scheduled curtain $135 per half hour exceeding 3 hours

Weekly

Not-For-Profit $29,365 for seven consecutive days (25% off of the Standard rate, below)
Standard $39,165 for seven consecutive days
2 or more show day $795 for each additional show
Show exceeding 3 hours from scheduled curtain $135 per half hour exceeding 3 hours

Additional Rehearsal Use, rate requires theater approval no sooner than six weeks prior, $175/hr, 5hr minimum

Ancillary Fees

Reserved Seating $365 per show

Sound Tier 1, included in rental rate: one microphone on stand, which user may turn on and off as necessary
Sound Tier 2, all services beyond Tier 1: Engineer for up to 8 hrs, including 1 hr break, $765, additional time at $60/hr

Steinway 8'11" Model D Concert Grand $315 includes A440 (pitch standard) tuning
Baldwin 7’ 0” SF10 Artist Grand Piano $230 includes A440 (pitch standard) tuning

Projectionist up to 6 hours (Union Local 306), $465, additional time at $60/hr

Streaming, access to VLAN with 20mb upload speed via a standard ethernet connection, $255

Producer Merchandise Sales 20% of gross paid to theater House Mgr following show(s)

Consumer Fees

Facility Fee included in producer-established ticket price, on sales from theater box office and producer consignment, $1.50
Credit Card Sales 4.5% of theater's credit card sales deducted at final settlement

Penalty Charges

Show exceeding 3 hours from scheduled curtain time, $160 per half hour (Fri-Mon) or $135 per half hour (Tue-Thu)
Failure to load-out or strike by contracted time, $250 per half hour
Opening house or starting show 30+ minutes later than scheduled time, $75 per half hour
Failure to arrive at contracted load-in time, $40 per half hour or part thereof
Cleaning Fee for failure to restore stage & backstage area to "as is" condition, $120 minimum
Returned Check Charge, $55
Late Payment Fee for failure to comply with agreement payment schedule, $15 per day
Security Deposit forfeited for failure to comply with theater's No Smoking rule

More Information

  • These rates apply to events happening between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Contact [email protected] for rates for events happening outside these dates.
  • The security deposit is not refundable if you elect to cancel the date(s) reserved.
  • Earliest load-in: 9:30am. Latest load-out: 12 midnight.
  • The rates and ancillary fees do not apply to "special" and/or "unusual" use of Theatre including, but not limited to Film/Video/Photo Shoots, Fashion Shows/ Pageants and the like, which are subject to separate negotiation.
  • All hourly charges are charged in full for any part thereof.
  • All rates and fees are subject to change without notice.
  • All events are subject to theater approval.
Dimensions

Proscenium Width: 40 ft. 0 in. / 12.19 m
Total Stage Width: 65 ft. 9 in. / 20.04 m
Total Stage Depth: 38 ft. 9 in. / 11.76 m
Plasterline To Curtain On Center: 28 ft. / 8.53 m
Apron: 2 ft.6 in.x 40 ft. / 0.76 x 12.9 m
Apron: (5) 8 ft. sections
Grid Height To Stage Floor (at front edge): 15 ft. 6 in. / 4.72 m
Grid Height To Stage Floor (at upstage curtain): 15 ft. 2 in. / 4.57 m
House Floor To Stage Floor (at front edge): 3 ft. 1 in. / 0.95 m
House Floor To Stage Floor (at curtain): 3 ft. 7 in. / 1.11 m
Apron Edge To Balcony Center: 76 ft. / 23.16 m
Apron Edge To Balcony Booth: 83 ft. / 23.30 m
F.O.H. pipe to proscenium: 15 ft. 6 in. / 4.72 m

Stage has a slight rake. The slope is 2 inches over 15 feet.

Seating Chart

Download a larger version of our seating chart as a GIF or PDF.

Sound Inventory

This inventory is available with our Sound/Tier 2 service. If Tier 2 sound is required, Producer must use theater’s sound system, and may not bring in their own. CD or other sound playback requires Tier 2 service.

Console
1- ­Midas M32 - 32 channel digital console

Speakers
4- Meyer Sound Labs MSL2A speakers
2- Yamaha Subwoofers
8- EV FM1202 monitor speakers

Amps & Processing
1- HNE rack for (for stereo operation) containing:
3- XTA DP200 signal processors
4- Meyer S-1 signal processors
5- EV 7300A Amplifiers
3- QSC RMX 2450 amplifier
3- DBX 2231 dual 1/3 octave equalizers
1- Alesis stereo compressor/limiter
1- Lexicon Alex effects unit
1- Denon DN-D4500 Dual CD player with Remote

Microphones
8- Shure SM 58 mics
11- Shure SM 57 mics
5- Pro Co DI boxes
2- Minicube DI boxes
1- SENN EVO E835 Vocal mic
2- AKG 451 mics
6- EV BK mics
1- EV N/D868 Kick Drum Mic
2- Crown CM 700
3- Crown PCC 160
1- Crown GLM 200
1- Whirlwind PCDI box
Snakes, cable, mic stands necessary to complete the job. Additional equipment available upon request.

Tiered Seating

Seating totals do not include partial view seats

2-Tier Options

Orchestra/Balcony
Top price: Orchestra (599 seats minus holds)
Low price: Balcony (157 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you want most of the house at one price, but also want an additional price section for the budget-conscious.

Front Orchestra/Rear Orchestra & Balcony
Top price: Orchestra A-M (350 seats minus holds)
Low price: Orchestra N-U and Balcony (406 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you want an equal number of seats to be available at each price.

Prime Orchestra/Balcony
Top price: Center A-U and Side B-M (476 seats minus holds)
Low price: Side N-U and Balcony (280 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you feel that the front side orchestra seats are just as good for your performance as the center orchestra seats.

3-Tier Options

Center Orchestra/Side Orchestra/Balcony
Top Price: Center Orchestra (316 seats minus holds)
Mid Price: Side Orchestra (283 seats minus holds)
Low Price: Balcony (157 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you want a standard and clear division in price sections

Prime Orchestra/Orchestra/Balcony
Top price: Center Orchestra A-H (126 seats minus holds)
Mid Price: Remaining Orchestra (473 seats minus holds)
Low Price: Balcony (157 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you want a small section of high priced tickets.

Front Orchestra/Orchestra/Balcony
Top Price: Center Orchestra A-M (190 seats minus holds)
Mid Price: Remaining Orchestra (409 seats minus holds)
Low Price: Balcony (157 seats minus holds)
SELECT THIS if you want a larger section for your highest priced tickets.

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