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FAQ: Venue Rentals

Which theaters and/or other spaces are available for private rental at Broadway Center?

Broadway Center offers three theaters and multiple lobby and studio spaces available for private rental. Click here to view the Venue Overview.

What are the capacities for each of your venues?

Venue capacity usually depends on your event requirements. More capacity details are available under Venue Overview.

How do I check date availability for a venue?

Complete the Rental Inquiry form here and you’ll be contacted by one of our Rental Services team members. You may also contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 253.591.5806 for direct assistance.

How much does it cost to rent venues at Broadway Center?

Venue Rental pricing varies depending on the venue space and needs for your event. The Broadway Center is happy to provide a written estimate customized to meet your needs. For immediate assistance, please contact Leilani Balais at 253.591.5806.

What options are included in the rental?

Rental packages include the room or theater, janitorial, marquee acknowledgment the day of your event, website recognition (for most events), as well as tables and chairs based on availability in our inventory.

Additional expenses not included in your rental package vary depending upon each individual event requirements, and may include: stage labor, staffing, security, linens and coffee/water service.

Does Broadway Center require insurance for my event?

The Broadway Center requests to receive an insurance rider that demonstrates $1,000,000 liability and $2,000,000 property coverage with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and the City of Tacoma listed as additionally insured with the contract for all public events.

Your current insurance carrier should be able to provide this policy for you.

Is a deposit required to reserve the venue and date?

Once you’ve confirmed your rental date, you will receive a formal estimate of total expenses during your client consultation. The Broadway Center will then create a formal contract for your approval and signature.

A deposit based on ½ of the total estimated rental amount will be collected to hold your reserved date, with the remaining balance due two weeks prior to your event.

May I choose my own caterer?

Broadway Center maintains a list of preferred caterers for events held in our venues. Our professional caterers offer a wide range of wonderful options to serve your guests. All of our caterers will customize menus to fit your budget and service requirements.

May we provide our own alcohol for a private event?

If the event is a private event, not open to the open to the general public, you may provide your own alcohol pending the approval of the Broadway Center. This may require that you obtain a Banquet Permit through the Washington State Liquor Board. For further details, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 253.591.5806.

Who can I contact to discuss dates and venue options?

For more information to reserve your event at the Broadway Center or to inquire about date availability, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 253.591.5806.