Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium

Cultural Services
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The Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium seats 2,000 and hosts a variety of major events ranging from the Marin Symphony to Marcel Marceau; from the Peking Acrobats to Tommy Tune; from Marin Speakers Series to The Beach Boys.

In addition, the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium is an excellent place for sales meetings, films, and special events.

Scheduling Procedures

Application

In order to hold a specific date(s), users are required to submit a completed Rental Application and deposit.

Users will be sent a Rental Application; this application should be completed and returned with the rental deposit within ten (10) days. If the completed application and deposit are not received within ten (10) days at the Marin Center office, the dates will be released without notice.

There is a non-refundable deposit of $500 per day for the Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium.

The Director may require additional deposit monies when extraordinary janitorial services or damages to the facility are a possibility. The Director may deny the scheduling of events when, in his opinion, the event may have the potential to cause cancellation of other events due to excessive cleaning or repair time.

License Agreement

A License Agreement, which the user signs prior to their event, authorizes use of the Marin Center facilities.

Unless booked on short notice, license agreements are ordinarily sent ninety (90) days before the event date. License agreements and base rental payments are returned within ten (10) days after receipt of the agreement. If not returned by that date, the event is subject to cancellation without notice. Additional expenses (equipment rental, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees I.A.T.S.E. stagehands rates, Marin Center Box Office, ushers, labor and clean-up fees, etc.) are deducted at the time of Box Office settlement, or billed to the user following the event.

The Director reserves the right to require the base rental payment and all expense monies from a user:

  • New, first-time users of the Marin Center facilities may be required to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehand, ushers, etc.) at the time of receipt of the License Agreement.
  • If sufficient monies are not held by the Marin Center Box Office to pay all expense monies (box office, stagehands, ushers, etc.) fifteen (15) business days prior to the event date for ticketed events, user will be required to pay all expense monies prior to the event date.

Fee Schedule

Time Period: 8am to 5pm or 5pm to 12 midnight (Includes setup, takedown or rehearsal on day of performance)

  • Auditorium Rental:

    Item Description Fee
    Performance Single Performance or first Performance of Multiple Performances (a) $1,800 or 10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $3,150 per performance.
    Rehearsal No audience; set up and takedown other than on day of performance $850
    Multiple Performances (a)Additional performances of same production on same day or subsequent days $1,800 or 10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $2,600 per subsequent performance.
    (b) A minimum of 10 performances in one fiscal year $1,800 or July 1 to June 30. 10% of gross admission receipts, whichever is greater, to a maximum of $2,520.00 for each performance.
    Overtime Charge Per half-hour (1/2) beyond contracted time period or fraction thereof. $200
  • Equipment Rental (all prices per performance):

    The base rent includes: the stage, house curtains, intercom, and house sound system, including one microphone; also blackboard, chairs, music stands and lectern. Equipment not included in base rental: Rental fees do not include labor charges for set-up.

    Charges for theatrical equipment in the Auditorium are based on all equipment on an “as-is-where-is” basis; movement or modifications will be at user’s expense.

    Item Fee
    Stage monitors (4) $200
    Microphones (each) $12
    Ultra Arc - Follow Spot (each) $100
    Orchestra Shell per performance $100 plus setup labor charges
    Theatrical Lighting - Lekos or Fresnels $10 per instrument to a maximum $500.00
    Screen – 28 foot wide $40
    Marley $100
    Orchestra Pit Seating: 89 seats installed as Rows A, B, C $200 per performance plus setup labor charges
    Seat Installation: Rows 14, 15, 16 $200 plus set up labor charges
    Sound Reinforcement Package 500 per performance
    LED lights $25 per light
  • Front-of-House Staff

    Staff Description Fee
    House Manager, Ticket-Takers and Ushers Initial four (4) hour time period $450 per performance
    After four (4) hours $112.50 per hour, or any fraction thereof
  • On-premise Sales Vendor Fee:

    Per vendor and per location $100.00 or 15% of gross sales, whichever is greater
  • Additional Rooms:

    Name Description Fee
    Green Room Time Period: 8am to 5pm, or 5pm to 12 midnight $175
    Green Room Cleaning Fee $200
    Toyon Room Time Period: 8am to 5pm, or 5pm to 12 midnight $175
    Redwood Foyer Capacity up to 250 for post-event receptions $250
  • Marin Center Box Office – (415) 499-6800

    Charges do not include ticket printing and bankcard discount charges.

    Description Fee
    Reserved seating or General Admission with advance sales $1,000
    Per performance fee if a user presents ten (10) performances in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) $850

Insurance

Certificate of Insurance and Additional Insured Endorsement naming County of Marin, its officers, employees and agents as additional insured.

  • Comprehensive General Liability: $1,000,000
  • Property Damage: $100,000

Stagehands

See Stagehand Rates page for additional information.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Marion Boyd, Deputy Director at (415) 473-6397