RENTALS

FACILITY DETAILS
Imagination Stage is an inspired arts venue with abstract architecture, innovative programming, and exciting events. As a performing arts and education facility for the young, Imagination Stage is perfectly suited to meet the needs of a diverse community. Located in the DC Metro Area in Bethesda, MD, our theatres, studios, and gallery are sure to meet your rental space needs whether you’re hosting a business meeting, lecture, reception, workshop, holiday party, or concert.

RENTAL SPACES

THE ANNETTE M. AND THEODORE N. LERNER FAMILY THEATRE

SPECS

Main Stage Theatre

Fixed seating for 364

Three-quarters thrust stage (set design dependent on current show)

BEST SUITED FOR

Award Shows

Workshops

Lectures

Presentations

Seminars

Staged Readings

Chamber Music Concerts

THE CHRISTOPHER AND DANA REEVE STUDIO THEATRE

SPECS
Black Box Theatre

Fixed seating for 142

Proscenium style performance stage


BEST SUITED FOR

Business Meetings

Workshops

Lectures

Seminars

Chamber Music Concerts

Dance Recitals

Staged Readings

Film Screenings

GALLERY

SPECS
Large Main Lobby and Gallery

Fits 250 people comfortably

Flexible, multi-purpose and centrally located event area

Café seating available for smaller events


BEST SUITED FOR

Receptions

Silent Auctions

Dinners

EDUCATION STUDIOS & LABS

SPECS
Studio Classrooms

Fits up to 50 people

Up to 6 studio rooms available of various sizes and shapes


BEST SUITED FOR

Business Meetings

Luncheons

Small Receptions

Workshops

Classes

Seminars

Board Meetings

Break-Out Rooms

 

RENTAL POLICIES

20% discount is available for non-profit organizations. For Lerner/Reeve rentals, stage space is dependent on fixed set/lighting design for running show. Events accrue up to a $75/hour surcharge if scheduled when Imagination Stage is closed to the public.


PAYMENT POLICY

Fifty percent (50%) of the rental cost is due as a deposit when the contract is signed. The balance will be paid 14 days before the event. If event is booked less than 14 days in advance, the full rental cost is due when the contract is signed. Any additional charges or refunds will be sent to the client after the event.


CANCELLATION POLICY

60 days before the event, the deposit is refunded fully
30 days before the event, 50% of the deposit is refunded
Less than 30 days before the event, there are no refunds


INSURANCE

Renter must provide a certificate of insurance showing comprehensive liability insurance with a minimum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) per occurrence listing Imagination Stage as additionally insured. Absent this certification, renter must acknowledge and agree to assume complete responsibility for insurance claims relating to its staff/performers/audience caused by its staff/performers/audience. Renter must also accept full responsibility for any damage caused to the Facility’s building or property.


CATERING

Please contact the following companies for catering your event at Imagination Stage:


RIDGEWELL’S CATERING

(Official Catering Sponsor)

5525 Dorsey Lane

Bethesda, MD  20816

Phone: 301-907-3716


LILIT CAFE

7921 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD  20814

Phone: 301-654-5454

Fax: 301-654-5150

Fax: 301-907-3733

 

EXTRAS
Every rental includes an on-site manager and, if renting one of the theatre spaces, one technician. The following extras are available, some requiring a nominal fee:


TABLES

Each classroom comes with 2 rectangular tables (6’ x 2’). 4 additional tables available upon request.

CHAIRS

Each classroom comes with 20 chairs. Additional chairs available upon request.

PODIUM

Acrylic full length podium available upon request.

AV EQUIPMENT

Classroom projector available upon request for $50. Theatre projectors available upon request for $100 (theatre space/set permitting). Theatre lighting/sound information available upon request.

TICKET SERVICES

Event tickets advertised and sold through imaginationstage.org and printed at Imagination Stage for $600/event.

ADDITIONAL TECHNICIANS

Available for $25/hour at a minimum of 3 hours.

NOTE

Specific requests for tables, chairs, podium, AV equipment and additional technicians must be made when booking the event.

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