Theatre Rental Rates

Chubb Theatre Rental Rates

Rates effective through July 31, 2013

This page has been added to assist promoters in renting The Chubb Theatre for productions. For written estimates, space availability or production questions, please contact Vivian LeWine, Programming Manager, 603-225-1111 x103, vlewine@ccanh.com. All rentals must be confirmed in writing and will not be considered final until written confirmation and a deposit is received and confirmed by the CCA.

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Backstage Catering
Base Rental Rates
Cleaning
Concessions and Merchandise
Conference and Meeting Space
Facility Preservation Charge
Insurance Requirements
Labor Charges
Member On-Sale
Piano
Pyrotechnics/Open Flame
Responsibility for Licensing Fees and Royalties
Security
Sponsorship Agreement
Stage Equipment Rental
Sound Level
Ticketing/Box Office
Video

The Capitol Center for the Arts is a full-service theater, meeting and conference facility. Our experienced and talented staff will ensure that your performance will be a rousing success for you and your clients.

CHUBB THEATER RENTAL includes 1,304 seats (est. 871 orchestra; 433 balcony); use of the in-house light board, 24 instruments with 12 2.4k dimmers; legs, borders and travelers (house hang); power supply and 2 headsets; podium; 1 microphone and stand; hearing impaired listening system; one box office staff person for 4 hours if CCA is handling ticketing (1 hour prior to performance). N.B. All show materials and equipment must be promptly removed from the theater. If equipment is not removed the theater reserves the right to have the equipment removed at renters' expense. PLEASE CONTACT STEVE MARTIN REGARDING ANY CHANGES IN EQUIPMENT SCHEDULE. All prices subject to change.

BASE RENTAL RATES (Return to Top)

Day Rental (8:00AM - Midnight/load-in, performance, load-out only)
Commercial Renters
$1,500 vs. 10% of gross box office receipts, whichever is greater. All prices subject to change.

For dance competitions, recitals, award ceremonies, please contact Vivian LeWine, Programming Manager, 603-225-1111 x103, vlewine@ccanh.com.

Load-ins must be scheduled and confirmed with the theater to insure that there is adequate space available. CCA cannot store sets and other equipment.

Full rehearsal rental rate is standard performance rate. All prices subject to change.

LABOR CHARGES (Return to Top)
Renter is required to hire the Capitol Center director of production and facilities, who will be responsible for advancing the production and arranging for all the in house theatre needs of the client. This fee does not include the director of production as a member of the show running crew. The Renter is required to hire the minimum Chubb Theatre house crew consisting of the Stage manager, lighting operator, sound operator, spotlight operator and hands. All Chubb Theatre equipment including rigging and main curtain must be operated by Chubb Theatre personnel. CCA director of production will determine the required number of hands needed to run a performance. Renters may supply their own supplemental crew subject to approval of CCA director of production. CCA reserves the right to replace renters' crew with CCA crew at its discretion and at renter's cost.

(N.B. Add 20% for administrative charges and payroll fee)

Director of Production and Facilities
$280/day. All prices subject to change.

Stage Manager
$20/hour for set-up, rehearsal, run & strike; minimum 4-hour call; time and one-half after 10 hours. All prices subject to change.

Lighting Operator
$16.50/hour - 4 hour minimum - time and one-half after 10 hours. All prices subject to change.

Spotlight Operator
$16.50/hour - 4 hour minimum - time and one-half after 10 hours. All prices subject to change.

Sound Operator
$16.50/hour - 4 hour minimum - time and one-half after 10 hours. All prices subject to change.

Hands
$16.50/hour - 4 hour minimum - time and one-half after 10 hours. If the strike crew is comprised of the running crew only (no extra hands) then the strike call will be the actual hours worked rounded up to the next half-hour. If the strike crew is comprised of the running crew plus additional hands then all crew members will receive a four-hour minimum strike call. All prices subject to change.

Front of House

House Manager
$95/performance - required for all events except closed rehearsals. All prices subject to change.

Ushers (provided by theater)
$85/performance. All prices subject to change.

Renters may provide own ushers to work collaboratively with CCA ushers, but there will still be an $85 charge; Chubb Theatre house manager determines number needed; renters' ushers must arrive at least two hours prior to performance to familiarize themselves with Chubb Theatre layout, house rules and safety regulations. All prices subject to change.

SECURITY (Return to Top)
The CCA, at its sole discretion, has the right to determine the size and composition of security personnel, including uniformed police, required for an event. The cost of such security will be the responsibility of the renter. All prices subject to change.

PYROTECHNICS/OPEN FLAME (Return to Top)
All equipment and scenery must be properly fireproofed according to NFPA 101 standards. No pyrotechnic displays will be permitted without the proper licenses as required by the State of New Hampshire.

INSURANCE (Return to Top)
Renter must provide Certificate of Insurance evidencing one-million dollars ($1,000,000) public liability and property damage insurance and naming CCA as an additional insured. Coverage must include theft and damage of property. Certificate must be received prior to renter using the building.

CONCESSIONS AND MERCHANDISE (Return to Top)
CCA operates food and drink concessions. No one other than CCA may sell such concessions. The CCA will be paid a commission of thirty percent (30%) commission of gross receipts for all merchandise sold by renter and/or artist, including all video, CD or DVD sales. As the promoter of an event, it is your responsibility to negotiate on behalf of the venue (CCA) for such commission. You will be charged this commission if you do not secure it from the artist for payment to the venue. Merchandise can be sold only at locations designated by CCA.

TICKETING/BOX OFFICE SALES (Return to Top)
Commercial renters must contract with the CCA for the sale of tickets. Nonprofit renters may opt to sell their own tickets.

A. CCA sells tickets
1. CCA will receive $2.00/ticket service charge. This fee must be included in the face value printed on the ticket. Box Office will assume you have included the fee in the face value of the ticket, unless otherwise noted in writing. All prices subject to change.
2. One box office staff person for two hours is included in the theater rental (one hour prior to show time to one hour after start time); additional personnel is available with advance notice at $25.00/hr./4 hr. minimum. CCA reserves the right to determine the number of personnel required. Box Office will close sales window at one-half hour after event start time in order to prepare financial information for settlement. Changes to this schedule must be agreed in writing prior to event date. All prices subject to change.
3. CCA currently accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Renter will be charged 4% of the transaction as a processing fee. All prices subject to change.
4. Up to 30 complimentary tickets will be printed at no cost. Additional complimentary tickets will be printed at $0.25 per. All tickets are printed at "$0.00" value and cannot be resold. If any tickets are found to be sold the CCA will charge $3/complimentary ticket issued. All prices subject to change.
5. Please note that CCA charges the consumer convenience fees for phone, fax and internet orders. These fees are subject to change. The Box Office does not charge convenience fees to walk-up patrons.
6. If a show is cancelled, promoter will be charged $2.00/ticket service charge and 4% of gross credit card charges for all sales processed at time of cancellation. Promoter will also be charged for all service/processing fee refunds. All prices subject to change.

B. Renter sells own tickets (nonprofit organizations only)
Tickets can be sold on consignment at the CCA Box Office; cash or checks only. No phone, fax, or internet orders can be taken on consignment. Sale is subject to approval of CCA; fee for such service option and ticket sales starts at $1,250. All prices subject to change.

CCA maintains the rights to all box office data, including show reports and all customer data. CCA will support Renter’s ticket sales by assembling a list of likely patrons and providing Renter with such patron’s address information for one-time mailing purposes. After the performance, CCA will provide the Renter with a digital list of Renter’s customer contact information.

FACILITY PRESERVATION CHARGE (Return to Top)
The CCA is a nonprofit organization responsible for maintaining a historic building. A per ticket facility preservation fee is included in the price of each ticket sold. All prices subject to change.

CCA MEMBER ONSALE (Return to Top)
The CCA will hold a certain number of premium seats for its contributing members. Member seats will go on sale at the same time as public seats. The box office will determine how many member seats to hold, and when they will be released for sale to the general public.

CLEANING (Return to Top)
A $330 cleaning fee will be charged for all rentals of the theater. This covers the cost of cleaning the auditorium, lobbies, public bathrooms and dressing rooms. A $290 cleaning fee will be charged for all rehearsals held at the theater. Rehearsals with an audience will be charged the full $330 cleaning fee.
Competitions: Because of heavy use, Competition cleaning fees are $450 per day plus the cost of cleaning all theater and Governor's Hall carpeting if required. All prices subject to change.

STAGE EQUIPMENT RENTAL (Return to Top)
The CCA is happy to provide price quotations beyond what is included in the base rental. Please contact the CCA Director of Production and Facilities to discuss your specific needs. Please note that the equipment rental charge does not include the cost of labor to operate or install the equipment. All equipment brought into the theater is subject to the approval of the CCA Director of Production. CCA retains the right to take any action it deems necessary to rectify dangerous or unsafe equipment at renters' cost. N.B. See technical specifications sheet for Chubb Theatre equipment.
All equipment and scenery must be properly fireproofed according to National Fire Protection Association standards. No open flame or pyrotechnic displays will be permitted without the proper licenses as required by the State of New Hampshire. Open flame permits, such as use of cigarette lighter, cigar smoking, candles, etc., are regulated through local fire safety authorities. Pyrotechnic effects are state regulated and can take a few weeks for the permit process. The use of flash pots and the like require both a state and local demo. These processes take time, so advise artist's production crew of these requirements immediately.

SOUND LEVEL (Return to Top)
The CCA enforces a strict 100 db sound level measured from the sound board. There will be no exceptions. As the promoter of this event you are obligated to enforce this policy. Should Artist's personnel refuse to adjust decibel levels to conform to house policy, the Capitol Center for the Arts shall have the right to charge you as the promoter $500 for first infraction; $1,000 for second infraction; and $1,500 for each infraction thereafter. These charges will be made in addition to all other charges incurred for this event. All prices subject to change.

PIANO (Return to Top)
CCA owns a concert upright piano; rental and tuning and can be arranged. Rental of other sized pianos can also be arranged. You are advised to provide no less than six weeks notice if a grand or concert grand piano is required; eight weeks is required for a specific brand, such as Steinway or Bosendorfer.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LICENSING FEES AND ROYALTIES (Return to Top)
TENANT agrees to pay when due all royalties, license fees, or other charges accruing or becoming due to any firm, person, or corporation by reason of any music either live or recorded, or other entertainment of any kind or nature, played, staged, or produced by the TENANT, its agents, employees, subtenants or licensees upon or within the premises covered by this rental agreement, including but not limited to royalties or licensing fees due to BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. In an effort to guarantee compliance with such agreement with regards to BMI, CCA will hold 0.80% of gross box office receipts at settlement and pay BMI directly.

CATERING (Return to Top)
All backstage catering is the responsibility of the renter. Cooking is not allowed on the premises without prior approval/arrangements. Placement of any catering will be determined at the sole discretion of the Director of Production and Facilities.

CONFERENCE AND MEETING CENTER (available for separate rental) (Return to Top)
The CCA has the capacity to handle a wide range of meetings and conferences. Contact Rick Brooks at 603-225-1111 ext 124, rbrooks@ccanh.com  for further information or Keith Chapman, production and Event Manager kchapman@ccanh.com.

Rates effective through July 31, 2011
All rates subject to change without notice. Contact CCA for written estimate of charges.

 

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