Stage Rental

The Stage

Our stage is 20’ x 20’ with a 6” rise from ground level. It’s a black box or cabaret style theatre with 18’ ceilings, a small private mezzanine level (we call it the VIP box), and a backstage area. Please be aware that rental of the Dragon Stage is “as is” which means there might be a set on the stage that is NOT alterable in any way. You may use whatever lights are currently in the air but can NOT re-hang or re-focus them without express written permission.

The stage has two different rental options, Public and Non-Public. This allows for rehearsals, classes, meetings, and presentations to rent at a slightly less expensive rate as their needs tend to be less than a full production. It can also cover set-up and clean-up time before and after your performance event. Please take a look below for more information about what is included with each type of rental.

Dragon Theatre Stage

  • All Stage Rentals include:
  • Use of lights and sound equipment (set up depends on whatever show is currently in production by Dragon).
  • Access to projector and 10′ screen.
  • Macintosh Mini computers running QLab (sound) and ETC Nomad lighting software.
  • Access to tables, chairs, and music stands.
  • Use of a Facility Rep/Technician (MANDATORY).

 

Public Performance – Full Building Rental – $250 per hour (2 hour minimum)*

Public rentals are any rental that expects to sell tickets to the public. Public rentals guarantee that the entire building will be free of other renters and includes use of our sound, lighting, and projection equipment. All public rentals are required to use a house technician who will act as your on site personnel and are trained to run lights and sound from the booth for you.

In addition to the stage public performance renters also will have access to:

  • Use of the Studio (Studio is a 21’7” x 19’7” trapezoidal space with an entrance to backstage through one door and to the lobby through the other).
  • Use of the lobby, which includes space for your event’s box office and concessions areas.
  • ADA Compliant stage/backstage, and public restrooms.
  • Private backstage bathroom.
  • 65 seat capacity, flexible seating area.
  • VIP box for an additional 4-5 seats.
  • 5 marble topped cabaret tables for the front row.
  • Access to tables, chairs and music and mic stands.
  • Access to projector and 150” screen (measured diagonally).
  •  A mid-stage black velvet traveling curtain that can be drawn to cover up any set that might be on the stage and provide a dark background for projections.
  • A House Technician to run lights, sound, and projection.

 

Non-Public – Stage Only – $200 per hour (2 hour minimum)*

Non-Public rentals are specifically designed for classes, parties, presentations, and rehearsals. House and work lights are available for these rentals and you are required to use a house technician who will act as your on site personnel and are trained to run lights and sound from the booth for you. The sound and lights must be incredibly minimal but can include a Powerpoint type slideshow presentation. Please note that you are NOT guaranteed exclusive use of the building so there might be other classes or events happening in the building at this time.

This type of rental includes:

  • Access to tables, chairs and music stands.
  • ADA Compliant stage and public restrooms.
  • 65 seat capacity, flexible seating area.
  • A mid-stage black velvet traveling curtain that can be drawn to cover up any set that might be on the stage and provide a dark background for projections.
  • A House Technician to run lights, sound, and projection.

 

Should my rental be public or non-public?

The Dragon is a shared space and sometimes renters want to limit the amount of disturbances that comes from having others in the building during the time of their rental. Here is a short checklist for you to decide what kind of rental you might need. If you have any of the below concerns you may want to opt for the public rental.

  • Sound bleed or privacy is a concern to you – there may be other renters/classes/office workers in the building otherwise
  •  If you would like to put on a public performance that you’re selling tickets to.
  • If you are hosting an event that needs additional space to serve food and drink.

If you do not plan on selling tickets to your event, and you are not concerned about having other rentals in our other rooms in the building at the same time as your rental then a non-public rental may be the best option for you!

 

Additional Rental Information

The first payment is non-refundable a and serves to hold the place. Any damages assessed after the rental will need to be paid for by you and an additional bill will be sent. 

See photos of the space, with some 360° walkthroughs.

The Stage calendar

Submit a Rental Request form to our rental coordinator. Once your form is submitted our Rental Coordinator will contact you to set up a tour of the facility and review and sign a Rental Agreement Contract. Once the agreement is sent you have two weeks to sign and return the contract. Once the two weeks have passed your offer expires and may not be available in the future.

 

If you have further questions about the space, please email the Venue Rentals Coordinator at rentals (at) dragonproductions.net.

Please be aware that rental of the Dragon Stage is “as is” which means there might be a set on the stage that is NOT alterable in any way.

 

*Rates for 2020 calendar year. If you are a 501c3 nonprofit there are lower rates available – please inquire when you submit a request.