18th & Union co-presents solo and other portable performances roughly 26 weeks a year. Community rentals are available at other times. These are offered on a weekly basis, and include near-exclusive* use of the space during each rental period.
Weekly rentals are scheduled Monday through Sunday. Precedence will be given to rentals of 3 weeks or more. The all-inclusive cost is $1,000/week. The rental includes standard seating, a rep lighting plot, and use of all of the theater's technical equipment.
Click here for an inventory of our current lighting instruments.
* During weekly rentals, the renter's rehearsal and performance schedules have first priority. However, the space's lobby is sometimes used for community events at times when the space would otherwise be unoccupied.
We offer hourly and per-evening rentals for our 47-seat space at the following rates:
Private events** that only use work lights: $10/hour with 4-hour minimum.
Private events that use stage lights and audio equipment: $20/hour with 4-hour minimum.
Public events***, including performances: Beginning September 1, 2018, the public event rate is $200 for an event lasting up to 4 hours, plus $20/hour for additional time.
For more information about rentals, please email pd (at) 18thandunion (dot) org.
** An event is considered private if attendance is by invitation only, it isn't advertised to the public (including Facebook events), and tickets aren't distributed through a public platform.
*** For public events, we staff the concessions bar and provide front-of-house management. We'll give you a tour of the tech equipment and help you set up the space at the beginning of the rental. You'll provide a stage manager to run the event and will be responsible for selling / distributing your tickets.