Rental Rates

Rentals for Not-For-Profit Organization 

Weekday Rate – Monday through Thursday – Up to 4 Hour Rental  $700.00
Weekend Rate – Friday through Sunday – Up to 4 Hour Rental  $1,100.00
Weekday Rate – Monday through Thursday –Day Rental  $1,400.00
Weekend Rate – Friday through Sunday –Day Rental  $1,700.00

Additional Rental Expenses Required:

•    $45.00 /hour for facility manager of your event

•    $175.00 (Minimum) cleaning charge per cleaning

Additional Rental Expenses if Applicable:

•    $45.00/ per movie technician per hour

•    $45.00 /per sound technician per hour

(Only in-house lighting and sound personnel are permitted to operate our state-of-the-art equipment).

•    $45.00 /per stage hand per hour

•    $45/hour lighting technician

(Only in-house lighting and sound personnel are permitted to operate our state-of-the-art equipment).

•    $85.00 /hour for stage manager.

•    $125.00  for a box office set up fee for all ticketed events (all tickets will be sold out of The Ridgefield Playhouse Box Office); an additional $2.00 /per ticket printing and mailing fee per ticket for each ticket sold.

•    $45/hour per person for box office support on the day of the event.

•    $35/hour for security (minimum two security per event)

•    $35/hour for concession/box office manager (also over see's parking attendants)

•    $30/hour parking attendants (1 attendant per 100 tickets sold)

•    $30/hour ushers (2 minimums)

Backline, hospitality and additional audio equipment is paid for by the renter.

 

In house piano available to use for $150.00 per day plus $125.00 for piano tuner (one tuning).

Additional Publicity Expenses:

•    $450 for press release materials to be sent out three weeks prior to event to weeklies, and 2 months prior to event to monthlies and to all calendar listings

•    $350 for posters- design and printing of 50 color posters- Responsibility of hanging posters is that of renter

•    Radio ads- it depends on the radio station- typically a :60 spot averages $225/spot  - (one week run on one station typically costs $3,000)

•    Print ads -2c x 7 inch ad in the local papers average- $650.00 per ad per run.

•    Email blast $200 per blast; if not dedicated $75 per blast

•    Season brochure $250 (sent to mailing list of 40,000+)

•    Website listing $250; $75 additional to link to another site per link

**** since radio spots and print ad runs are expensive The Ridgefield Playhouse would be willing to split the ad costs in 1/3 - we would use 2/3 of the :60 radio spot as well as 2/3 of the print ad size

Typically a radio ad run costs us around $3,0000 per station for a one week run- so it would cost renter $1,000 for one radio station for a one week run.

Rehearsal Space Usage Charge: $35.00 – per hour

 

Rentals for For-Profit Organization

Weekday Rate – Monday through Thursday – Up to 4 Hour Rental $1,100.00
Weekend Rate – Friday through Sunday – Up to 4 Hour Rental $1,450.00
Weekday Rate – Monday through Thursday – Day Rental $1,950.00
Weekend Rate – Friday through Sunday – Day Rental $2,450.00

Additional Rental Expenses Required:

•    $45.00 /hour for facility manager of your event

•    $175.00 (Minimum) cleaning charge per cleaning

Additional Rental Expenses if Applicable:

•    $45.00/ per movie technician per hour

•    $45.00 /per sound technician per hour

(Only in-house lighting and sound personnel are permitted to operate our state-of-the-art equipment).

•    $45.00 /per stage hand per hour

•    $45/hour lighting technician

(Only in-house lighting and sound personnel are permitted to operate our state-of-the-art equipment).

•    $85.00 /hour for stage manager.

•    $125.00  for a box office set up fee for all ticketed events (all tickets will be sold out of The Ridgefield Playhouse Box Office); an additional $2.00 /per ticket printed fee and 5% credit card transaction fee per gross credit card sales.

•    $35/hour per person for box office support on the day of the event (minimum of two)

•    $35/hour for security (minimum two security per event)

•    $35/hour for concession/box office manager (also oversee's parking attendants)

•    $30/hour for parking attendants (1 attendant per 100 tickets sold)

•    $30/hour ushers (2 minimum)

Additional Publicity Expenses:

•    $450 for press release materials to be sent out three weeks prior to event, to monthlies 2 months prior to event and to all calendar listings

•    $350 for posters- design and printing of 50 color posters- Responsibility of hanging posters is that of renter

•    Radio ads- it depends on the radio station- typically a :60 spot averages $225/spot  - (one week run on one station typically costs $3,000)

•    Print ads -2c x 7 inch ad in the local papers average- $650.00 per ad per run.

•    Email blast $200 per blast

•    Season brochure $350 per brochure (sent to mailing list of 30,000)

•    Website listing $250; $75 additional to link to another site per link

**** since radio spots and print ad runs are expensive The Ridgefield Playhouse would be willing to split the ad costs in 1/3 - we would use 2/3 of the :60 radio spot as well as 2/3 of the print ad size

Typically a radio ad run costs us around $3,0000 per station for a one week run- so it would cost renter $1,000 for one radio station for a one week run.

Rehearsal Space Usage Charge: $50.00 – per hour

Birthday Party Rental Rates:

Thank you for using the Ridgefield Playhouse for your child’s birthday party.  We are a not-for-profit performing arts center and movie house located at 80 East Ridge Road.  Directions can be printed off of our website.  Please take note of the following information on our rate sheet and please call if you have any questions.

Private use of Theater for a movie party of 50 people or less: $300

  • Must provide a DVD of your film
  • Cannot be booked during regular movie screening times
  • There is an additional charge of $10per person over 50 people.
  • There may an additional $75 carpet cleaning charge if Pizza and cake is served in the lobby damages the carpet. (per supervisors discretion)
  • No Pizza and/or cake will be allowed in the theater- but concession may be allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • Purchaser provides cake and pizza, candles, plates, forks, napkins, knives to cut the cake, matches etc. (Playhouse can provide 3- 8’ x 1.5’ tables and up to 15 folding chairs if needed. Most parties are buffet style and children eat standing at the table.)
  • Purchaser may not bring in cotton candy, confetti or ice cream.
  • No hot dog cookers or any other food preparation units can be used.
  • No balloons may be brought into the theater- but can be used as decorations in the lobby.
  • At no time are any children allowed on the stage.

Birthday Party during a regularly scheduled first run film:

$10/pp includes entry into the movie, a juice or water and small Popcorn.

Use of Party room after the screening: $100-

  • Pizza and cake can be served in either the lobby or party area- no Pizza and/or cake will be allowed in the theater- but concession is allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • Purchaser provides cake and pizza, candles, matches, plates, knives to cut the cake. . (Playhouse can provide 3- 8’ x 1.5’ tables and up to 15 folding chairs if needed. Most parties are buffet style and children eat standing at the table.)
  • There may an additional $75 carpet cleaning charge if Pizza and cake is served in either the lobby or party area and damages the carpet
  • Purchaser can bring their own drinks and party snacks for AFTER PARTY ONLY—any popcorn or concession for during the movie must be purchased by Playhouse concession staff in the lobby.
  • No cotton candy or confetti anywhere in the theater or party room
  • No hot dog cookers or any other food preparation units can be used.
  • No balloons or ice cream may be brought into the theater- but balloons can be used as decorations in the lobby or party room.
  • At no time are any children allowed on the stage

Birthday Party during one of our family or children’s shows- purchase tickets and get a 10% discount for 20 people or more-

  • Use of Party room/lobby after the show $100
  • Includes a meet and greet with performers after the show (if applicable)
  • Pizza and cake can be served in either the lobby or party area- no Pizza and/or cake will be allowed in the theater- but concession is allowed anywhere in the facility.
  • Purchaser provides cake and pizza, candles, matches, plates, knives to cut the cake. . (Playhouse can provide 3- 8’ x 1.5’ tables and up to 15 folding chairs if needed. Most parties are buffet style and children eat standing at the table.)
  • There may an additional $75 carpet cleaning charge if Pizza and cake is served in either the lobby or party area and damages the carpet
  • Purchaser can bring their own drinks and party snacks for AFTER PARTY ONLY—any popcorn or concession for during the movie must be purchased by Playhouse concession staff in the lobby.
  • No cotton candy or confetti anywhere in the theater or party room
  • No hot dog cookers or any other food preparation units can be used.
  • No balloons or ice cream may be brought into the theater- but balloons can be used as decorations in the lobby or party room.
  • At no time are any children allowed on the stage

This rate is for children’s birthday parties only (ages 1-12) —adult birthday parties or special teen events that include catering must be discussed with the Executive Director.  This is for film screenings only- we have a separate rate sheet for live event rentals.