RENTAL INFORMATION

A Center for the Arts rents out the 407-seat Fergus Theatre to many different for-profit and non-profit groups wishing to hold a performance, film screening, meeting, or other special event in the space (even weddings!). Below you will find a list of rental rates and various charges for using the facility, equipment, and personnel.

Please remember, A Center for the Arts is a very busy place with shows, rehearsals, and classes. The Center tries to plan its calendar about a year and a half in advance, so if you want a certain date, please contact the Center as soon as possible to reserve it. There is a non-refundable $100 deposit required to hold a requested date for rental.

 For Profit Facility Rental Rate

Facility (8-hour day)

  • $1,000.00
  • This is for a 8-hour period and includes basic lighting wash, podium, and one microphone
  • There will be a $125 per hour charge for each hour exceeding the 8-hour period

Facility (hourly rate)

  • $125 per hour
  • 3 hour minimum
  • Includes basic lighting wash and one microphone

 Additional Charges for Personnel

  • Renters must use the Center’s House Manager and Stage Manager. The Stage Manager will remain in the building as long at the renter is there to make sure everything is locked up and properly shut down.
  • $30.00 per hour per person for: Stage Hands/Loaders, Lights, Sound, Spot Light Operator, Stage Manager
  • $18.00 per hour per person for: House Manager & Ticket Sellers
  • $15.00 per house per person for: Ushers, Concessions & Merchandise Sellers
  • If the Center is responsible for ticket sales, the renter must use the Center’s ticket-selling personnel
  • If you go through training on our facility, you are allowed to provide your own ushers, sound and light crew upon the Center’s approval.

 

Non-Profit Facility Rental Rate

Facility (8-hour day)

  • $500
  • This is for a 8-hour period and includes basic lighting wash, podium, and one microphone
  • There will be a $75 per hour charge for each hour exceeding the 8-hour period

Facility (hourly rate)

  • $75 per hour
  • 3 hour minimum
  • Includes basic lighting wash and one microphone

Additional Charges for Personnel

  • Renters must use the Center’s House Manager and Stage Manager. The Stage Manager will remain in the building as long at the renter is there to make sure everything is locked up and properly shut down.
  • $18.00 per hour per person for: Stage Hands/Loaders, Lights, Sound, Spot Light Operator, Stage Manager
  • $12.00 per hour per person for: House Manager & Ticket Sellers
  • $10.50 per house per person for: Ushers, Concessions & Merchandise Sellers
  • If the Center is responsible for ticket sales, the renter must use the Center’s ticket-selling personnel
  • If you go through training on our facility, you are allowed to provide your own ushers, sound and light crew upon the Center’s approval.

Other Charges

                                                                     FOR PROFIT                                NON-PROFIT

  • Piano Tuning:                                                    Current Rate + $20                         Current Rate + $10                                          *current rate is $160 as of 4/26/23
  • Grand Piano:                                                            $100.00                                             $ 50.00
  • Nord Electric Keyboard                                         $  50.00                                             $  25.00
  • Projector (does not include film itself):             $  25.00 per hour                             $  15.00 per hour
  • Follow-Spots (2)                                                     $  20.00 each per hour                    $  10.00 each per hour
  • Movie Screen:                                                         $  15.00                                               $  10.00
  • Marley Dance Floor:                                              $200.00                                             $150.00                                                          *if damaged, renter will replace damaged section
  • Platforms-in theatre use only (24)                     $  50.00 each                                     $  25.00 each
  • Podium                                                                     $  20.00                                              $  10.00
  • Hazer                                                                        $  75.00                                               $  50.00
  • The Center’s Hearing Impaired/Assisted Listening System goes with the facility. There will be a charge if an Audio Describer is requested for the visually impaired.

 

The Bakken Building – Large Rehearsal Space

 Our Large Rehearsal Space is 1200 square feet (24 x 50) and includes a piano, sound reinforcement for playback, several mics, and sprung floor.

 The Rate is $125.00/per 8 hour day ($15.63 per hour), or $25/hour.

BAKKEN SPEC SHEET

 

 

The Bakken Building – Small Rehearsal Space

Our Small Rehearsal Space is 496 square feet (31 x 16) and includes a piano, laminate flooring and a 12×12 area carpet for youth.

The Rate is $65/per 8 hour day ($8.13 per hour), or $15/hour. 

 

BAKKEN SPEC SHEET

 

Addtional fees apply for additional equipment, and AC4TA personnel time. 

Please contact us at 218-736-5453 or complete the form below to inquire about your rental options for either the theatre or the rehearsal spaces. We look forward to hearing from you.

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