Main Auditorium

Auditorium

Seating 780, Independence Park Theatre is ideally suited to accommodate musicals, ballet, concerts, plays, meetings, lectures, and films – virtually any popular entertainment event.

Our largest space, the Main Auditorium, features raised seating on the main floor and balcony. The theatre is segmented into the orchestra and balcony levels. Restrooms and concessions are located in the lobby. For questions about any of the rental terms, please call Alvin Temple at (225) 216-0660, or e-mail atemple@brec.org.

If you are interested in renting this facility, click here to download the Independence Park Theatre Rental Request Form

RENTAL RATES, FEES & CHARGES

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Commercial Rates:
  • $950.00 per 4-hour period
  • $1,350.00 per 8-hour period
  • $150.00 each additional hour
Non-Profit Rates:
  • $750.00 per 4-hour period
  • $950.00 per 8-hour period
  • $150.00 each additional hour
Damage Deposit:
  • $500.00 per rental
Fees/Deposits
  • Usage Fee + 100% of the estimated labor/equipment rental before contract due date
  • $500.00 Deposit due one week after approval of rental request form.
  • $500.00 Damage deposit due two months before event date.
Insurance

Proof of $1 million Comprehensive General Liability / Personal Injury Liability insurance policy must be provided at time of contract signing.

Staff Fees

All events, unless otherwise specified by the Theatre Managing Director, must use the following BREC technicians at the corresponding rate:

  • Audio Engineer = $25.00 per hour
  • Audio Assistant = $22.00 per hour
  • Box Office Attendent = $20.00 per hour
  • Master Electrician = $30.00 per hour
  • House Manager = $20.00 per hour
  • Lighting Board Operator = $30.00 per hour
  • Spot Light Operator = $25.00 per hour
  • Stage Manager = $25.00 per hour
  • Stage Hand = $23.00 per hour
  • Technical Director = $30.00 per hour

All labor shall be charged at a four hour minimum. Additional technicians shall be scheduled on a need basis and are outlined in the contract.

Equipment and Event Fees
  • Podium = $25.00
  • Projector = $250.00
  • Projector Screen = $25.00
  • Lavaliere Microphone = $75.00
  • Wireless Microphone (1 included w/ rental) = $50.00
  • Corded Microphone = $20.00
  • PCC/Choral Microphone = $20.00
  • Make-up Mirror = $25.00
  • Piano = $150.00
  • Mirror Ball = $15.00
  • Spotlight = $50.00
  • Set-up & Strike Fee (includes tables & chairs) = $75.00 per rental
  • Custodial Fee = $50.00 per event
Ticketing

All ticketed events must go through the Theatre Box Office.

  • Ticketing set-up fee = $50
  • Ticket fees = $0.25 per ticket printed/sold
Publicity

Copies of all publicity must be provided to the Theatre Managing Director before being released.

Camera/video Usage must be approved by the Theatre Managing Director.

Miscellaneous
  • Non-profit rates require proof of non-profit status
  • Non-smoking facility
  • No alcohol or drugs on premises without Theatre Manager’s approval
  • No outside catering/concessions unless approved by Theatre Managing Director
  • No food or drink allowed backstage
  • No strollers or other aisle obstructions allowed inside the auditorium
  • Nothing to be hung on walls, doors, etc.
  • Wireless Internet Access