Exhibit Hall

Cultural Services

The Exhibit Hall offers 22,500 sq ft and can be partitioned for a variety of uses. With space for 105 booths, the Hall hosts major trade, consumer, and exhibit shows in Marin County.

The Hall seats up to 1,000 for luncheons and dinners; and a portable stage is available for dinner-dances, corporate parties, and special events. Free parking lots are located adjacent to all facilities.

Scheduling Procedures


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

Producers 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.

Non-refundable deposits are due as follows: Exhibit Hall - $500 per day.

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 her 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 producer signs prior to their event, authorizes use of the Marin Center facilities.

Unless booked on short notice, license agreements are ordinarily sent one hundred twenty (120) 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 producer following the event.

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

  • New, first-time producers 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, producer will be required to pay all expense monies prior to the event date.

Fee Schedule

  • Facilities Rental

    Until June 30 2019

  • Rental Time Period: 7am-1am

    Item Description Fee
    Exhibit Hall: Event Day $3,300
    Exhibit Hall: Rehearsal or Take Down Day $1,600
    Overtime Charge per one half (1/2)-hour beyond contracted time period or any fraction thereof $215
    Kitchen $400
    Kitchen Cleaning Deposit (Refundable) $500
     Food Sale Release Fee $250
  • Equipment Rental

    With exception of tables & chairs, equipment fees do not include set-up labor.

    Item Description Fee
    Exhibit Booth - (8’ x 10’ booth includes curtains, 2 chairs & one 120-volt, 500 watt) $35
    Additional Power per 500 watts, per booth $20
    Tables-5 foot round or 6 foot round No Charge
    Tables-8 foot and 6 foot rectangular - per table, per event (Table linens not available) $10
    Chairs No Charge
    Portable Stage - per day $230
    Portable Sound System - per day $170
    Sound System (Public Address) No Charge
    Theatrical Lighting (Lekos & Fresnel) - per instrument per day $15
    to a maximum fee per day $525
    Theatrical Curtains (15 feet high) - per foot $6
    Wall System - per panel $17
    T-1 Service - per hook-up $55
    Wireless Internet per event $165
    Phone hook-up $55
  • Marin Center Box Office

    Item Description Fee
    Concerts, Festivals, etc, - per event  $1,060
    Flat Floor Shows - per day $424
    Ticket Sellers & Ticket Takers - per hour $19

After June 30 2019

Rules and Regulations

Exhibit Hall rules and regulations apply to all shows. If you have any questions, contact Operations Supervisor Dick Daley.


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

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


Stage technicians hired through Local #16, International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees I.A.T.S.E. are responsible for electrical service, sound systems, staging, and rigging. See Stagehand Rates for more information.

Sample Configurations

Additional Information

Contact Information

Dick Daley, Event / Rental Manager at (415) 473-5034 or ddaley@marincounty.org

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