Thank you for considering USC Upstate to host your function. We are eager to serve you, both in the planning and implementation of your event. Should the information presented on this site (equipment, services, etc.) not fulfill your requirements, please let us know as we welcome the opportunity to custom tailor services and other items to meet your specific needs. Please click the link below and read the information carefully so that we may better serve you.
- Performing Arts Center policies & procedures (pdf)*
- Current theatre rental rates (pdf)*
- Check out what's going on in the USC Upstate Theatre
A deposit is required for all functions in the Performing Arts Center. Advance deposits are refundable up to 10 working days prior to an event. After this time period, all deposits are non-refundable unless the event is rescheduled within a three-month period. Rescheduling is based on facility availability. Deposits will be applied toward the total event cost only if contractual agreement in this and other documents is met.
Rental of the Performing Arts Center is $1,000 for an eight-hour day. Special rates apply to non-profit organizations (see below). Rentals that exceed an eight-hour period will be billed at the rate of $200 for each additional hour. Rental periods begin with load-in and end with load-out. Rental is determined by the total amount of time the facility is used, not the amount of time the facility is occupied. Additional time may be billed as deemed necessary by the theatre manager.
Additional rental is as follows: $150 per hour with a two-hour minimum during the day or three-hour minimum at night ($450 evening minimum).
Non-Profit Rental Rates
Rental of the Performing Arts Center for non-profit organizations is $750 for an eight-hour day. This rate does not apply to activities in October, November, March and April. During these peak months, regular rental rates will apply (see above). Rentals that exceed an eight-hour period will be billed at the rate of $150 for each additional hour. Rental periods begin with load-in and end with load-out. Rental is determined by the total amount of time the facility is used, not the amount of time the facility is occupied. Additional time may be billed as deemed necessary by the theatre manager.
The Proscenium Theatre
- An intimate, 450-seat gem
- Continental seating for unobsctructed views
- Hydraulic pit lift
- Acoustically tunable chamber
- State-of-the-art lighting system
The Studio Theatre
- Adjacent to the Proscenium Theatre
- Rehearsal space
- Classroom space
- Smaller performance venue (100 seats)
- 10 fully-equipped stations
- Presentation system