The Elyria High School Center for Performing Arts
The Elyria High School (EHS) Center for the Performing Arts is available for rental after the educational needs of Elyria's students and the schools have been satisfied.
Elyria is a community dedicated to the arts. The citizens of Elyria voted to rebuild Elyria's flagship high school, Elyria High School, in May, 2007. The Ohio School Facilities Commission partnered with the Elyria Schools, funding nearly 40% of the rebuilding project, however the Performing Arts Center was not included in the scope of OSFC's responsibility to the district. With that in mind, the district polled the community to learn if it would support building a new Performing Arts Center completely funded by the community. The answer was a resounding "Yes," and the Performing Arts Center was born!
The Elyria High School Center for the Performing Arts officially opened its doors on November 5, 2010. The Performing Arts Center shares its footprint with the main academic wing of the new Elyria High School, which opened to students in September, 2011. The Performing Arts Center enjoys many sophisticated and striking enhancements made possible by a generous donation from Invacare Corporation of Elyria.
The Performing Arts Center seats 832 with an additional 9 wheelchair seats. There are 398 orchestra seats with 434 seats in the Mezzanine. The wheelchair seats are located between the Orchestra and the Mezzanine. Each wheelchair seat also has an adjacent companion seat.
There are two entrances from the large lobby into the auditorium and four exits. The lobby boasts a large concession stand, coat room and a box office. There are tables situated around the lobby for patron use before a performance, during intermissions and following a performance. Just off the lobby in the hallway are restrooms, including a ‘family restroom’.
Backstage offers makeup and dressing rooms, storage areas for costumes and nearby restrooms. Neighboring band and choir rooms serve as warm-up areas.
Requests for tours of the facility or questions regarding available dates for rentals should be directed to:
Director of Theatre Operations
EHS Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Office Phone:
The EHS Performing Arts Center is located at the corner of West Ave and Vic Janowicz Dr. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of West Ave and 5th St, with entrance into the Lobby through the large glass doors. The Lobby opens one hour prior to Performance Time.
If you are interested in renting the Elyria High School Center for the Performing Arts, please determine the date of your event and include a backup date, in case the facility is already booked. Call or email Jim Nichols to make a reservation for a tour and to allow time for a consultation to discuss your needs and wants. School events take priority, however, many dates are still open for outside events.
We provide a trained student staff to operate the state-of-the-art equipment and if your needs so require, a professional staff can be made available.
The basic rental fee covers the use of the stage, seating area, lobby, box office (automated ticket system not included), restrooms, dressing rooms/make-up rooms, warm up room, and basic stage curtains (grand teaser, grand drape, 3 sets of legs, 2 travelers, 3 borders). It also includes the basic sound system (including Clear-Com communications system), and the basic lighting system (FOH catwalk, 1st 2nd and 3rd electrics). Use of basic microphones is included, however the light board operator, sound board operator, follow spot operators and back stage personnel are not included. All Technical systems (lighting, sound, backstage) are operated by our trained personnel only.
Basic Rental Fee: (4 hours, Performance Day)
“For Profit” organizations ---- $900.
“Non-Profit” organizations --- $700.
(non-profits must have a valid 501c3 certification)
Additional time beyond the 4 hours: (This includes auditorium use and manager’s time but no student staff) (for additional time needed for load-in or out or set up)
“For Profit” organizations --- $200.hr
“Non-Profit” organizations -– $100.hr
Rehearsal time other than Performance Days:
(Stage only with work lights, does not include Theatre director)--- $50.hr
(With stage lights, does not include Theatre Director or technicians) --- $100.hr
Trained Student Staff (4 hr min) $12.50 hr
Adult Professional staff (4 hr min) $30. hr
Theatre Manager (4 hr minimum)-- $35. hr
Cyclorama Curtain (day) $50.
Cyclorama Lights (day) $15.
Movie screen (day) --- $20.
Acoustic Shell (day) --- $75.
Risers (day) --- $25.
Grand Piano ( day) --- $100.
Upright piano (day)--- $50.
(tuning – going rate)
Orchestra chairs (50) (day) $15.
Follow Spots (2 available, day, each, operators additional) --- $25.
Rehearsal space (per day, per room) - $50.
Cleaning (per hr, per person $35.
Security: Elyria police ( per event, per hr) $35.
Special Set-ups for lighting or sound (per hour) $35.
House Projection System $25.
|DATE||EVENT||Food and/or drink of any kind, including bottled water are not permitted in the Performing Arts Center. Please do not bring them in for any event.|
|Feb 26||ROTC Awards||7:00 pm Doors will open at 6:30 pm|
|Feb 27||EHS Band Concert||
7:00 pm Doors will open at 6:30 pm
EHS Choir Concert
3:00 pm Doors will open at 2:30 pm no charge, donations accepted
Theatre Works for all 5th graders
|Mar 5||Ely 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grade concert||6:30 pm Doors wil open at 6:00 pm no charge|
|Mar 5||BLOOD DRIVE||IN THE LOBBY ALL DAY|
|Mar 11||Middle School STRING FESTIVAL||7:00 pm Doors will open at 6:30 pm|
|Mar 13||EHS Orchestra Concert||7:00 pm Doors will open at 6:30 pm|
|Mar 14||EHS Talent Show||7:00 pm doors will open at 6:30 pm|
|3/11||All Middle School String Festival|
|3/13||EHS Orchestra Concert|
|3/14||EHS Talent Show|
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