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Facility Rental Rates

Rates are available for commercial renters as well as non-profit organizations. In order to qualify for non-profit rental pricing the renting organization must be registered with the IRS as a 501(C)3 and have active or a documented-pending non-profit status, or be applying under a designated Pittsburgh-based lead organization with active or documented-pending 501(C)3 status. Certain small community groups may also qualify.

For Profit / Commercial Entities

Room Rates

Full Facility, Lobby and Meeting Room Rental Rates:

FIRST FLOOR
Entire Center Rental $5,445
Davenport Lobby $605
Café $1,320
SECOND FLOOR
RP Simmons Lobby $605
Multipurpose Studio $770
Highmark Room $715
Donor Lounge $385

Theater Rental Rates:

Covers the rental of the theater only. Does not include production cost!

EVENINGS & MATINEES
Monday $1,045
Tues – Wed $1,320
Thurs – Sun $1,540
MORNINGS
Mon – Sun $990
Insurance, Security, Box Office and Front of House

This section covers common insurance fees and requirements, some common permits, ticketing/box office services, fees and costs, and staffing fees and requirements. Other insurance, permit, box office and staffing costs may apply. *Required for facility rental.

*General Liability $200 per performance All renters are responsible for this pro-rated portion of the theater premium for General Liability insurance. 
*Security $350 minimum per performance Off Duty Officer All renters are responsible for this cost to ensure public safety. Required for guest attendance greater than 150. Other costs may apply
Metal Detectors $100 per hour/one metal detector $140 per hour/two metal detectors All renters are responsible for this cost to ensure public safety. Required for guest attendance greater than 300.  Other costs may apply
Box Office Service $300 per performance
Ticket Printing $80 per performance
Facility Fee $1 per ticket All tickets sold are subject to the facility fee. This fee is included in the face value of the ticket. All facility fee revenue is used to offset the fixed operation costs and maintenance of the AWAACC theater
Cultural District Fee $1.25 per ticket All tickets sold are subject to this fee. This revenue supports various District initiatives, including the shared technology systems that enable ticketing services. 
Credit Card Fees 3.0% x gross Credit Card Sales Credit Card fees are charged to the presenter. These fees are determined by the Credit Card companies and are subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances may these fees be passed on as an add-on to the customer
House Manager $175 per performance. Required for theater performances
Coat Check $25 per hour/ checker
Bartender $35 per hour / bartender
Bar $130 per bar. The AWAACC will provide the use of the in-house bar for rentals. This fee is used to offset the care and maintenance of the bars
Stage Labor and Equipment Rental

This section covers labor requirements, equipment rentals & inventories, equipment use, and other theatrical technical aspects of the AWAACC. This is not a complete list. *Required for facility rental.

*Production Management $275 per day AWAACC Production Manager will be responsible for theater crew management, on-site safety and accessibility, active site visits, technical and design support for lighting, audio, rigging and A/V and city permitting assistance.
Stagehands At Cost Theater renters are required to use the AWAACC stage crew for all production work, including but limited to: rigging, lighting, sound systems fly systems, scenery, props, banners, film and video displays.  Renters will be charged for the cost of such labor on the final event settlement invoice.  Renters are bound to follow work rules and conditions as laid out in the AWAACC contract with the stagehand’s union.
Vendors/Contractors At Cost If a production requires the rental and/or use of specialized equipment that is not included in the AWAACC theater in-house inventory, the renter will be responsible for equipment rental costs and any additional vendor/contractor staffing, operator, or delivery costs.
Production Runners At Cost AWAACC production management can arrange for the hiring and employment of production runners/assistants.  Under no circumstances may such runners/assistants be employed to operate multi-passenger vehicles in place of ground transportation.
Lighting $225 per performance
Sound $225 per performance
Video Projection $200 per use
Dance Floor $115 per performance
Piano Tuning At cost per service Typically, $180 per tuning
Wi-Fi Boost $30 per performance

Non-Profit Organizations / Community Groups

Room Rates

In order to qualify for these rates, the organization must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c) 3 organization and be able to provide a copy of the most recent Form 990 (Tax Return). Community Groups are not-for-profit and/or non-professional organizations (generally, groups whose performers do not receive fees), and not-for-profit service organizations whose programs and services are offered and presented to their constituencies or audiences free of charge.

Full Facility, Lobby and Meeting Room Rental Rates:

*Annual Budget

FIRST FLOOR *Over 1 million *Over $500,000 *$250K – $500K *less than 250K Community Group
ENTIRE CENTER RENTAL $5,445 $3,850 $2,750 $1,750 $1,750
Davenport Lobby $605 $380 $275 $175 $175
Café $1,320 $825 $600 $375 $375
SECOND FLOOR
RP Simmons Lobby $605 $380 $300 $175 $175
Multipurpose Studio $770 $500 $400 $250 $250
Highmark Room $715 $400 $280 $225 $225
Donor Lounge $385 $250 $175 $125 $125

Theater Rental Rates:

Covers the rental of the theater only. Does not include production cost!

*Annual Budget

THEATER *Over 1 million *Over $500,000 *$250K – $500K *Less than 250K Community Group
EVENINGS & MATINEES
Monday $1,045 $875 $650 $550 $550
Tues – Wed $1,320 $1,000 $700 $600 $600
Thurs – Sun $1,540 $1,100 $750 $650 $650
MORNINGS
Mon – Sun $990 $875 $650 $550 $550
Insurance, Security, Box Office and Front of House

This section covers common insurance fees and requirements, some common permits, ticketing/box office services, fees and costs, and staffing fees and requirements. Other insurance, permit, box office and staffing costs may apply. *Required for facility rental.

*General Liability $180 per performance All renters are responsible for this pro-rated portion of the theater premium for General Liability insurance. 
*Security $350 minimum per performance Off Duty Officer All renters are responsible for this cost to ensure public safety. Required for guest attendance greater than 150.  Other costs may apply
Metal Detectors $100 per hour/one metal detector $140 per hour/two metal detectors All renters are responsible for this cost to ensure public safety.  Required for guest attendance greater than 300. Other costs may apply
Box Office Service $300 per performance
Ticket Printing $80 per performance
Facility Fee $1 per ticket All tickets sold are subject to the facility fee. This fee is included in the face value of the ticket. All facility fee revenue is used to offset the fixed operation costs and maintenance of the AWAACC theater
Cultural District Fee $1.25 per ticket All tickets sold are subject to this fee. This revenue supports various District initiatives, including the shared technology systems that enable ticketing services. 
Credit Card Fees 3.0% x gross Credit Card Sales Credit Card fees are charged to the presenter. These fees are determined by the Credit Card companies and are subject to change without notice. Under no circumstances may these fees be passed on as an add-on to the customer
House Manager $175 per performance Required for theater performances
Coat Check $25 per hour/ checker
Bartender $35 per hour / bartender
Bar $130 per bar The AWAACC will provide the use of the in-house bar for rentals. This fee is used to offset the care and maintenance of the bars.
Stage Labor and Equipment Rental

This section covers labor requirements, equipment rentals & inventories, equipment use, and other theatrical technical aspects of the AWAACC. This is not a complete list. *Required for facility rental.

*Production Management $275 per day AWAACC Production Manager will be responsible for theater crew management, on-site safety and accessibility, active site visits, technical and design support for lighting, audio, rigging and A/V and city permitting assistance.
Stagehands At Cost Theater renters are required to use the AWAACC stage crew for all production work, including but limited to: rigging, lighting, sound systems fly systems, scenery, props, banners, film and video displays. Renters will be charged for the cost of such labor on the final event settlement invoice. Renters are bound to follow work rules and conditions as laid out in the AWAACC contract with the stagehand’s union.
Vendors/Contractors At Cost If a production requires the rental and/or use of specialized equipment that is not included in the AWAACC theater in-house inventory, the renter will be responsible for equipment rental costs and any additional vendor/contractor staffing, operator, or delivery costs.
Production Runners At Cost AWAACC production management can arrange for the hiring and employment of production runners/assistants. Under no circumstances may such runners/assistants be employed to operate multi-passenger vehicles in place of ground transportation.
Lighting $225 per performance
Sound $225 per performance
Video Projection $200 per use
Dance Floor $115 per performance
Piano Tuning At cost per service Typically, $180 per tuning
Wi-Fi Boost $30 per performance
 

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