Rental Rates 

(as of July 1, 2022)





Commercial Rates 



Not for Profit 501(c)3 Rates 



Dance Competition Rates N/A$6,000




This rental cost includes use of the stage and lobbies, seating areas, dressing rooms, backstage and green room areas only. Extra facilities scheduling is dependent on availability and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Additional setup fees may apply as required.


An additional 10% Venue Restoration Surcharge Fee applies to all Renters of the Center for Performing Arts (CPA). It is a facility charge that will be applied to any infrastructure upgrades due to normal wear and tear of the theater.


Spaces beyond the CPA may be available at an additional fee of $500 each, per day.


• House Manager required for show: $40 per hour x 6-hour call=$240
• Minimum of five CPA Ushers required $20 per hour per usher x hour call=$400
• Reserved Seating minimum of one house manager and seven ushers required: $800 per performance
• General Admission minimum of one house manager and five ushers required: $640 per performance
• Fifteen ushers required if more than 800 in audience. You may provide some volunteer ushers.

• GSU’s Department of Public Safety requires a minimum of ONE officer on duty for all audience attended events; full houses require two. Dance competitions require additional staff.
• $260 per performance – less than 500 members
• $520 per performance – over 500 members
• Four-hour minimum shift; additional hourly rate of $65/officer.

• $504 per performance
• $1,008 per dance competition
• CUSTODIAN(S): MINIMUM ONE REQUIRED for all rehearsals and shows; MINIMUM TWO REQUIRED for all dance recitals and FOUR REQUIRED for dance competitions.
• Six-hour minimum shift; additional hourly rate of $42/ custodial.

Position Minimum Call Straight Time/hr. Overtime (x 1.5)
Technical Director 7.5 hr. $55 $82.50
Assistant Technical Director 7.5 hr. $47 $70.50
Stagehands 7.5 hr. $40 $60
Outsourced Labor 7.5 hr. Market Rate/Per Request

Position Minimum Call Straight Time/hr. Overtime (x 1.5)
Carpenters 4hr $75 $112.50
Electrician 4hr $75 $112.50
Engineer 4hr $55 $82.50
Maintenance Labor 4hr $55 $82.50
Bartender 4hr $135.00

BOX OFFICE SERVICES (only applies to ticketed events)

A. Box Office Labor (includes advance sales & staffing on day of event)
• $1,400 per performance
• $570 for each additional performance

B. SPEKTRIX Ticketing System:
• Set-up Fee: $400 per performance
• Online Sales Fee: $1.75 per ticket

C. Credit Card Fee: 4% of Gross Credit Card Ticket Sales

D. CPA STAFF COSTS (only applies to ticketed events)
• BOX MANAGER: $250 - Five-hour minimum shift; additional hourly rate of $50 per hour
• TICKET CLERK: $320 - five-hour minimal call; $32 per hour x (2) individuals.
• Rates above apply to show dates only, no charge for regular box office hours


A. Inclusive Marketing Package-$10,000 (Website, E-blast, CPA Brochure)

  • Inclusion in 2022-23 Brochure (mailed to over 20,000 Center for Performing Arts patrons and GSU alumni within 35 miles of Governor State University-Printing & Postage
  • Target Mailing Postcards-Print & Postage ($1 per addresses)
  • Targeted eblast to CPA patrons within 35 miles of our venue
  • Website Listing
  • Listing on all events by Date page
  • Dedicated Show page with link to ticket purchase ULR and promo video
  • Promo video on YouTube channel (featured content week of show)
  • Organic posts on our Facebook page (6200 + followers with 70% residing within 25 miles of our venue
  • Targeted Facebook Ads

B. A la Cart Package: $3,500 & up


House repertory plot and house sound equipment are included in your base rental costs.
If the CPA arranges outside equipment rental, the renter pays an 10% handling fee.

CPA equipment that is available to rent for an additional cost:

Equipment Cost /Duration
Christie HD14K-M projector and screen $650 for up to 3 event days

Harlequin Marley dance floor
(Includes gaffers’ tape) $550 for up to 3 event days
9' Baldwin Grand Piano – (rental includes one tuning; each additional tuning is $150) $200 for up to 3 event days

Rates subject to change without notice.
For Rental Inquiries, Contact Theater Manager Tracey Williams (708.235.2237)