ABOUT OUR RATES: The $50/rate quoted above applies only to meetings and rehearsals during weekday daytime hours and Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. We operate as a performance space Thursdays through Sunday and our rates, (which usually involve a 5-hour block between 5:30-10:30 PM,) are-- THURSDAY NIGHT: $300 FRIDAY NIGHT: $325 SATURDAY NIGHT: $350 SUNDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING: $325 (Matinee rentals are usually 12:30-5:30) Ordinarily we have four small tables set up near the stage, a "cabaret style" that gives us a seating capacity of 52. We can pull the tables and rearrange chairs for a capacity of 65. For parties and larger gatherings, chairs can be largely removed and we can hold up to 80. There is an additional $35 charge for the "standing option" as it requires additional preparation. • Excellent location with easy parking, three blocks from North Berkeley BART. • 16' x 40' main area with 10' ceiling. • 6' x 12' stage. • 6 - 20" x 19" folding tables • 59 padded folding chairs, plus sofa and easy chair. (Unneeded chairs can be stored beneath stage or stacked against a wall. ) • Full sound system including wireless handheld mic, additional mics and stands, 12-channel Mackie mixer, reverb, compression and effects. Ceiling has been professionally soundproofed, but this is not a good location for VERY LOUD events such as rock bands with drums. • Six LED stage lights with programmable lighting board. Dimmable room lights. • 2 mounted video projectors and pull-down screens: 72" screen onstage, 84" screen in front of stage. We now have blackout curtains so presentations look great, day or night. • ADA-compliant bathroom. • Audio and lighting tech available for additional charge.
We do NOT allow smoking. We DO allow food, alcohol, children and well-behaved pets. We are ideal for comedy, storytelling, acoustic music, small theater, and parties (especially those with a performance element.) We are NOT a good venue for loud events such as rock bands with drums or dance parties with heavy bass.