- Standard $8,750 (+ Security Costs)**
- Non-Profit $6,000 (Must provide a current 501c3 to receive this rate)
Theater rental rates are for one usage day, which is from 8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
*Rates subject to change
** Renters are responsible for security personnel or equipment costs based upon the needs of the performance or event.
Learn More + Rent the Harris
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about renting the Harris Theater and to receive a Rental Application. You may also complete our Rental Application Form and send to email@example.com. All entities must complete and return an application to be considered for a rental.
In order to best serve you and your event we recommend going to contract at a minimum 90 days prior to your desired date. If you are booking a public, ticketed event we recommend going to contract at a minimum 60 days prior to your desired ticket on-sale date.
Please note that a fully executed contract and usage deposit (one day of rent) is required in order to be issued information to set up your box office or ticketing. We then must receive complete ticketing set up information two weeks prior to your desired on-sale date. On-sale dates may need to be adjusted based upon scheduled event timelines and other company on-sale dates in order to give companies the best customer service possible.
Spaces + Equipment
The spaces included in the rental of the theater are the lobbies, donor room, and auditorium. There are three main lobbies that are connected to the auditorium and can be utilized in a number of ways, most typically as reception or patron activation space. Lobby Level 1 can accommodate receptions for between 100–500 people and Lobby Level 2 and 3 can accommodate 250 people for a standing reception, the Donor Room can accommodate up to 70, and the auditorium seats between 1,468 and 1,499 (depending on tech holds). To review Harris Theater Tech Specs, please click here.
Customer Service + Marketing
Included in the rental rate are front of house staff (ushers, greeters, house manager), box office, maintenance staff, and basic facility security. The Harris Theater utilizes the ticketing software Tessitura and has a union box office. Box Office set-up and standard staffing is included in the daily usage and offers the best customer service for your patrons. The daily rate is not inclusive of ticketing handling fees, consignment fees, credit card charges or any fees associated with late requests or expedited service requests. We do require renters to use the Harris Theater Box Office for all ticketing sales. Additionally, our marketing team will work with you to display your company and event information on our digital kiosks and how to best utilize our digital signage in the lobbies. We also have an inventory of technical equipment for onstage use included in the rental available for us.
The expense not included in the usage fee is stagehand labor. The Harris is a union theater represented by IATSE Local 2 stagehands. The stagehands complete all production work for the theater (can include any assembly, installation and power needs within the lobby) and are paid at a separate hourly rate according to our collective bargaining agreement. We walk through each event individually to determine the unique production needs and then create the labor call accordingly. Please note that any recording or livestreaming is subject to additional fees per the collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 2.