The 2,564 seat auditorium is available to rent for performances, benefit concerts, recitals, corporate meetings, civic gatherings, and community programs.

Tech Package Information

Holds will be placed for identified events provided there is not already an executed lease agreement in place for that date in consultation with the Executive Director.  A hold confirmation will be forwarded to you and your hold will be held for 45 calendar days following the date the hold was first placed.  Multiple holds for the same date will be entered in the order received.  If more than a single prospective user is holding a date for the same event, the date will be awarded to the user authorized to present the program.  Performances presented by The Lyric may supersede holds.

At any time, a first hold might be challenged.  Up to two business days will be given to each prior hold to provide opportunity to present a non-refundable deposit and signed lease agreement or relinquish the date.  If holds are relinquished, the challenger must immediately present a non-refundable deposit and signed lease agreement.  The Lyric is a first-come, first booked facility upon payment of appropriate fees.

The Lyric does not have a policy for protection regarding booking of similar acts with a similar audience in any given time frame.

Inquiries Can Be Made at Rentals@lyricoperahouse.com

Reimbursable Expenses

Labor

All stagehands and/or wardrobe labor requirements must be scheduled with George Tivvis, Technical Director and Head Carpenter. The minimum stage crew requirement is five (5) persons consisting of a Head Carpenter, Master Electrician, Head Sound Engineer, Head Property-master, and Head Flyman.  Also, labor for the front of the house, including ushers, ticket takers, maintenance and security must be scheduled with the Operations Manager.

Box Office Fees

Restoration Charge – $3.50 per ticket sold
Box Office Ticket Charge – $.25 per ticket issued
Box Office Services – $500-$1,000
Credit Card Transaction Fee – 5%
Group Sales provided by the Lyric – 10% of Group Sales
Amusement Tax (when applicable) – 10%

Box Office Hours – 10 am-4 pm Tuesday thru Friday

On performance days, the box office will typically open a minimum of two hours prior to performance time and remain open one hour past scheduled curtain.

Insurance

Lessee is required, at their expense, to provide a policy of General Commercial Liability and Property Damage Insurance, and Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability naming The Lyric Foundation, Lyric Productions, LLC, The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, The Lyric Opera Foundation and their affiliates, and their respective principals and employees as co-insureds.

Marketing Services

The Lyric offers a wide variety of marketing services to assist you with promoting your event.

  • LIST RENTAL

    The Lyric maintains a patron database that is segmented by interest (i.e. opera, theatre, comedy, family, music, etc.).

  • MAILING HOUSE SERVICES

    Mailing house services through a third party vendor.

  • MEDIA BUYING

    The Lyric can negotiate rates on print, radio, and television advertising.

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS

    Press releases, calendar listings and email blasts to local media can be completed on your behalf.

  • DESIGN SERVICES

    The Lyric can provide graphic design for postcards, playbills, posters, and flyers.

For more information regarding any of The Lyric’s marketing services, please contact the Marketing Director at 410-900-1151 or via email at nicoletta@lyricoperahouse.com.