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Contact Cindy Hamilton

Cindy Hamilton

Director of Client Services

Contact Cindy Hamiltonchamilton@alaskapac.org
Contact Cindy HamiltonPhone: 263-2919
Contact Cindy HamiltonFax: 263-2927


The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is a multi-venue performing arts center that has hosted everything from big Broadway shows to important lecturers, from weddings and banquets to ballet and jazz, and from comedians to classical music. This world-class facility's four performance spaces, large adjoining lobbies and support areas comprise 176,000 square feet, taking up just over a one-block area.

One of Anchorage's most unique gathering places, the Alaska Center is where people come to celebrate the performing arts and other important social occasions. Each year the Alaska Center hosts over 600 performances and events featuring over 4,000 amateur and professional performers and attended by more than 240,000 patrons.

The Alaska Center for the Performing Arts offers beautiful lobbies and four amazing venues for your consideration when planning your next performance or event. Aside from traditional performing arts concerts, the facility has hosted trade shows, conventions, weddings, sit-down or buffet dinners, high school proms, and as many more activities as there are imaginative planners.

The traditional performing arts season runs from September 1 through May 31 annually. The Center's Resident Companies have access to the calendar for scheduling their performances until February 1 of each year. After that date, depending on the type of event you are planning, the calendar is available for the coming year. All date requests must be in writing.

To facilitate your planning, you can download our Booking & Scheduling Policy and Priorities, as well as a Booking Request Form.

For details and calendar availability, please contact the Director of Client Services at the contact information provided above

Users and potential users of the facility may place a hold on any date. First, second and third holds will be allowed and released and/or contracted in the appropriate order. Holds are generally allowed indefinitely up to 40 days prior to the event or until challenged. Contact Cindy for further details.

Please note that the Center provides NO exclusivity or protection for promoters/presenters offering similar events at any time.


Forms

Booking Request Form

Front of House Information Sheet

Theatre Operations Information Sheet

Policies

Backstage Policies

Banner Policy and Application

Booking and Scheduling Policy

General Booking Procedures

Rental Rates

Resident Company Status Procedures

Usage Regulations
 

Rental Rates

Rental Rates effective July 1, 2011 - Rates are subject to change without notification.


Atwood Concert Hall (Rehearsal) | Fri-Sat
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$1,870
Commercial$3,097*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Atwood Concert Hall (Rehearsal) | Sun-Thurs
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$1,700
Commercial$3,097*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Discovery Theatre (Rehearsal) | Fri-Sat
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$730
Commercial$1,244*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Discovery Theatre (Rehearsal) | Sun-Thurs
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$672
Commercial$1,244*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Sydney Laurence Theatre (Rehearsal) | Fri-Sat
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$467
Commercial$772*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Sydney Laurence Theatre (Rehearsal) | Sun-Thurs
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$421
Commercial$772*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Elvera Voth Hall (Rehearsal) | Mon-Sun
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$329
Commercial$329

Skybridge (Rehearsal) | Mon-Sun
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$334
Commercial$334

Patron's Lounge (Rehearsal) | Mon-Sun
 
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$167
Commercial$167

Extra Performances - Same Day | Non-Profit
 
Atwood Concert Hall$888
Discovery Theatre$432
Sydney Laurence Theatre$223
Elvera Voth Hall$106

Extra Performances - Same Day | Commercial
 
Atwood Concert Hall$1,350*
Discovery Theatre$537*
Sydney Laurence Theatre$339*
Elvera Voth Hall$106*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Lobby / Public Use Space Rental Fees
 
Lorene Harrison Lobby (one level plus street level) 4 hour minimum $146/hr
Lorene Harrison Lobby: Remaining Levels$88/hr
Carr/Gottstein Lobby (one level plus street level) 4 hour minimum$146/hr
Carr/Gottstein Lobby: Remaining Levels$88/hr
Overtime (before 8 AM and after 12 AM)$106/hr
Carr/Gottstein Patron’s Lounge (capacity 50)$167/event
Cleaning Deposit (refundable)$500
If Additional Cleaning Needed$26/hr
Reception in conjunction with the rental of a performing space with a 4/hr period$292

School Performances | Non-Profit
Bussed Youth During the Day
 
Atwood Concert Hall$888
Discovery Theatre$432
Sydney Laurence Theatre$223

School Performances | Commercial
Bussed Youth During the Day
 
Atwood Concert Hall$1,350*
Discovery Theatre$537*
Sydney Laurence Theatre$339*
*Or 12.5% of gross ticket sales, whichever is the greatest amount.

Open Rehearsal - Invited Dress | Atwood Concert Hall
 
Capacitymax 300
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$888
Commercial$1,145

Open Rehearsal - Invited Dress | Discovery Theatre
 
Capacitymax 100
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$537
Commercial$667

Open Rehearsal - Invited Dress | Sydney Laurence Theatre
 
Capacitymax 50
Timeframe8am-Midnight
Non-Profit$287
Commercial$432

Dark Days | Non-Profit
 
Atwood Concert Hall$677
Discovery Theatre$398
Sydney Laurence Theatre$170
Elvera Voth Hall$106

Dark Days | Commercial
 
Atwood Concert Hall$964
Discovery Theatre$514
Sydney Laurence Theatre$321
Elvera Voth Hall$106

Rehearsals & Technical Work | Non-Profit
 
Atwood Concert Hall (8am to Midnight)$713
Discovery Theatre (8am to Midnight)$421
Sydney Laurence Theatre (8am to Midnight)$199
Elvera Voth Hall (8am to Midnight)$156

Rehearsals & Technical Work | Non-Profit
 
Atwood Concert Hall (8am to Midnight)$1,010
Discovery Theatre (8am to Midnight)$543
Sydney Laurence Theatre (8am to Midnight)$339
Elvera Voth Hall (8am to Midnight)$156

Additional Dressing Rooms | Per Side/Week
 
Atwood Concert Hall$53
Discovery Theatre$21
Sydney Laurence Theatre$21

Overtime Use (Per Hour) | Non-Profit
Overtime is charged as follows for any portion of an hour which goes after Midnight or before 8 AM
 
Atwood Concert Hall $145
Discovery Theatre $117
Sydney Laurence Theatre$88
Elvera Voth Hall (Capacity-120 w/small Reception set-up | Capacity - 80 with sit down dinner )$78
Skybridge (Capacity w/catering - 85 | Capacity w/o catering - 120)$80

Overtime Use (Per Hour) | Commercial
 
Atwood Concert Hall $205
Discovery Theatre $145
Sydney Laurence Theatre$117
Elvera Voth Hall (Capacity-120 w/small Reception set-up | Capacity - 80 with sit down dinner )$78
Skybridge (Capacity w/catering - 85 | Capacity w/o catering - 120)$80
Overtime is charged as follows for any portion of an hour which goes after Midnight or before 8 AM

Voth Hall Special Fees | Audio Fee
 
The Center staff will set up simple wired mic w/ playback$50

Voth Hall Special Fees | Theatrical Lighting Fee
 
If lighting plot is changed from set plot (qualified crew required)$50

Equipment Included in Rental | Atwood Concert Hall
 
6-ft tables with full linen (skirted ONLY for food and beverage service)6

Equipment Included in Rental | Discovery Theatre
 
6-ft tables with full linen (skirted ONLY for food and beverage service)4

Equipment Included in Rental | Sydney Laurence Theatre
 
6-ft tables with full linen (skirted ONLY for food and beverage service)2

Equipment Included in Rental | Elvera Voth Hall
 
Chairs; 4-ft, 6-ft & 8ft rectangle tables, easels, mirrorsTBD
High Top and Short Cocktail Tables(4) of each

 

Other Rental Info

Rental Rates effective July 1, 2011 - Rates are subject to change without notification.

Special Notes

A minimum of two (2) hours must separate scheduled performances and any Event that is using a public space adjacent to the theatre.

Lobby spaces will not be rented when both a matinee and evening performance have been scheduled on the same day in any theatre.

If the Discovery Theatre and Sydney Laurence Theatre are both in use, then the Carr/Gottstein Lobby will not be available for rent for a separate activity.

All lobby setups must conform to quality standards established by The Center. All tables placed in the lobbies must have tablecloths and skirts which will be provided under normal circumstances. If tables are to be used for food or beverage and then tables will be skirted only and User must provide tablecloths.

The Center requires all Users to provide proof of adequate insurance coverage as outlined in User Agreement.

All lobby Events & receptions must be catered by The Center approved caterers. (See page 15 of the Usage Regulations.)

If audio or lighting needs to be attended to during Event a qualified crew must be hired at the expense to the Client.

No Stage Manager is required for regular meetings or receptions. If there is a production of a show then a qualified Stage Manager is required.

Once we are notified of what the client needs are, the equipment will be set in the Hall for client to set.

Hall must be struck at the end of the Event and left as the client found it.

Catering room must be cleared of any items loaded in for each Event.

A minimum cleaning fee of $500.00 will be charged if Event activities warrant (ex. confetti cleanup).

VOLUME USE DISCOUNTS

Nonprofit Organizations who rent space on a flat rate basis (i.e., not the block rate) can accrue additional savings depending on the total value of the rental contract.


Total Value of Rental Contract | Discount
 
$ 5,150 - 10,49910%
$10,500 - 15,74913.75%
$15,750 - 20,999 17.50%
$21,000 - 26,249 21.25%
$26,250 & up 25%

RENTAL DEPOSITS

A rental deposit is due upon signing the User Agreement contract. If tickets are sold for the Event, 50% of the total estimated rental charges will be due; if no tickets are being sold, the deposit will be 100% of total estimated charges. Dependent upon the nature of the Event, The Center may require an additional damage / cleaning deposit. If an Event is contracted less than 45 days out from the date of the Event, 100% rental is required.


Event Cancelled | Refund Amount
 
Less than 120 days No Refund
Over 120 days 50% Refund

PENALTIES:

A 5 percent (5%) rent surcharge shall be levied on a per Event basis on those users that do not give The Center an accurate written schedule of their facility activities within five (5) business days of the first scheduled day of use. Changes to Event type with less than 24 hours notice to The Center Booking & Events Department may be charged at a rate of two times the rate of the Event type.

SUMMARY OF USER TICKETING FEES FOR The Center EVENTS

Non-refundable ticket setup deposit paid in advance. The deposit is applied to the settlement after event closes.


Deposit | Minimum
 
Atwood Concert Hall $550
Discovery Theatre $210
Syndey Laurence Theatre $80
Voth Hall / Skybridge / Other Minimum $50

Ticket Setup Fee calculated as the minimum less $1.00 per single ticket

sold.
Ticket Fee Set Up | Minimum
 
Complimentary Ticket $0.25
Ticket returned by Promoter to CenterTix for Public Sale $0.50
Flex subscription ticket sold by the User$1
Fixed Subscription ticket sold by User$0.25
Municipal Surcharge per paid ticket sold by User*$3
Ticketing costs per single ticket sold by User** 
Plus applicable miscellaneous fees*** 
* Municipal Surcharge is a Municipality of Anchorage fee which is collected on behalf of the Municipality by ACPA. This fee is not collected for complimentary tickets or for tickets to be used by youth (ages 18 and younger).
** Ticketing Costs pay for costs associated with ticketing and are added to the base ticket price. Ticketing Costs are calculated as 12.27% of the base ticket price plus $1.2127 ($1.1227 for youth tickets) rounded up to the nearest 25 cents; or for tickets with a base price of $65.75 or higher, 3% of the base ticket price plus $7.30 ($7.21 for youth tickets) rounded up to the nearest 25 cents.
*** Miscellaneous Ticketing Fees:
  1. $200.00 rush setup fee per Event if tickets are required less than 7 calendar days after the complete CenterTix Ticket Setup Form is submitted to CenterTix.
  2. $100.00 plus $50.00 per hour of labor for changes made to an Event after it has been submitted to CenterTix (does not apply to additional discounts which can be added free of charge provided 48 hour written notice as well as associated coupons and promotional materials are provided and approved in advance).
  3. Cancellation fees are paid per cancelled performance. The cancellation fee is the total ticketing fees accrued by the User for the performance at the time it was cancelled. Please note: Rescheduling a performance is treated as a cancellation and a new build with regard to User ticket fees.

 

Technical Information

Patron Information to be included in Program

The Center's Patron Information provides all the valuable information patrons need - from directions to the Center's conveniences like restrooms and coat checks, to outlining Center policies and procedures regarding performances - in order to make the most of their experiences at the Center. It is the Center's goal to provide a fully enjoyable and safe experience for all of our patrons. Our Vice President, front-of-house staff and ushers work together with our presenters in order to accomplish this, and to ensure that your visits to the Center are as positive and fulfilling as possible.



Patron Information

Production Policies

The statistics and information contained in the documents listed are supplied to provide comprehensive technical information about the Alaska Center's theatres, technical requirements, available equipment, policies and more. Please note that any dimensions critical to your production should be checked on site, prior to the event. If you have questions or need more information regarding these documents, please call the Production Manager assigned to the theatre where your production is scheduled to take place.



Additional Security

Backstage Policies

Chaperone Policy

Client Internet Service

Crew Minimums

Equipment Rental Sheet

Inventory Policy

Painting Policy

Piano Rental Policy

Preproduction Form

Repertory Plot

Stage manager Rules and Regulations

Stagehand Course Curriculum

Stagehand Qualifications

Technical Rider and Schedule Notice
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