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Facility Rentals

RENTALS OF CIVIC THEATRE FACILITES 

Your guests will enjoy any event in our gorgeous, fully restored Historic 19th Street Theatre. This wonderful space is perfect for corporate events, awards, keynote speeches, private premiere screenings, and more! Or host a small intimate gathering in our Theatre514 black box space. Perfect for private screenings, staged readings and much more! 

Other smaller spaces may be available as reception spaces upon request including the Glassman Patron Lounge and the Theatre 514 lobby space. Use of these spaces may incur an additional usage fee.

Civic Theatre spaces are available for rental based on space availability. Please note in order to consider your rental request, you will need to submit your request at minimum 30 days before your event date. Rental rates are based on day of the week of the rental, technical requirements, type of performance, as well as other factors.  The rate does not include any promotional, sales or advertising support.

 

Facility Rental Payment Information

Payment for facility rental or marquee messages can be made by Cash, Credit Card, or Check

Please make check payable to:

Civic Theatre of Allentown

527 N Nineteenth Street

Allentown, PA 18104

Please do not issue payment until your inquiry has been approved and rental agreement has been sent to you.

 

Birthdays At Civic

Birthdays at Civic 

Gather your closest friends and family for a private screening of any film of your choice! You bring in the movie of your choice on DVD to enjoy with your guests in one of our beautiful spaces. Rent either our Historic 19th Street Theatre or our Theatre514 space for a birthday bash you won't soon forget! 

Any renter under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult during the full duration of the event. 

Theatre rental is available on a first come first serve basis and cannot conflict with our existing theatre schedule. Please note in order to consider your rental request, you will need to submit your request at minimum 30 days before your event date.

  • Concessions 
    • If Civic’s concessions are sold, Civic Theatre receives 100% of concession sales. No other concessions may be sold unless negotiated at the time of the agreement. 

  • Birthday Cake & Snacks  
    • You are permitted to bring your own cake and snacks. Civic Theatre does not provide table linens, plates, utensils or napkins. 

    • All cleanup must be completed by the individual(s) listed on the rental agreement.  

  • 19th Street Theatre  
    • Rental Rate: $500 (plus additional $75 service charge for onsite staffing to serve as event coordinator provided by Civic Theatre of Allentown) 

  • Theatre 514 
    • Rental Rate: $350 (plus additional $75 service charge for onsite staffing to serve as event coordinator provided by Civic Theatre of Allentown) 

Marquee Messages

Display your message on the Civic Theatre Marquee for 24 Hours!
  • Rental of the Civic Theatre Marquee rates begin at $200
    • We will display your message on the marquee for approx. 24 hours. If you would like longer than 24hrs please include details in your inquiry form submission.
       
  • Each message will be displayed in all caps at a maximum of 2 lines and is limited to our letter inventory and Marquee space.
     
  • Civic Theatre of Allentown reserves the right to not approve messages we deem inappropriate, which include hate-speech, profanity, political or religious messages. 
     
  • Messages will be displayed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note in order to consider your request, you will need to submit your request at minimum 30 days before the date you would like your message to be displayed. Complete the inquiry form below, and include your Marquee message in the "Marquee Message" line.

Historic 19th Street Theatre

Rates begin at: 

$1100 (up to four hours) includes one Civic Theatre staff member onsite for the duration of your event.  

Seating:

The theatre seats 486 with room for wheelchairs and includes designated transfer seats for those using mobility devices and walkers. 

  • Additional Fees: 
    • Staffing  any additional staffing needed beyond the one person provided with the rental will incur a fee of $25 per hour per person. 
    • Lighting - any use of our lighting equipment beyond basic lights up and lights down will be negotiated at the time of the rental agreement and will incur a fee for usage and an operator. 
    • Sound - the sound system is available and two wireless handheld mics are available with the rental. Any further usage of our in-house sound system will be negotiated at the time of the rental agreement and will incur a fee for usage and an operator. 

See the Rental Agreement for Historic 19th St. Theatre HERE

Theatre514

Rates begin at

$600 (up to four hours) includes one Civic Theatre staff member onsite for the duration of your event.

Seating: 

The theatre seats 86 with room for wheelchairs. 

  • Additional Fees: 
    • Staffing - any additional staffing needed beyond the one person provided with the rental will incur a fee of $25 per hour per person. 

    • Lighting - any use of our lighting equipment beyond basic lights up and lights down will be negotiated at the time of the rental agreement and will incur a fee for usage and an operator. 

    • Sound – there is no sound system readily available in the 80 seat theatre. Any need of a sound system will be negotiated at the time of the rental agreement and will incur a fee for usage and an operator.  

See the Rental agreement for Theatre514 HERE.

Partners, Sponsors, & Others 

All Civic Theatre’s partners, sponsors, and other supporters may be entitled to a 10% discount on the rental. Contact us for details on sponsorship. 

Interested? Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note in order to consider your rental request, you will need to submit your request at minimum 30 days before your event date.

Rental Request Inquiry Form
Please complete this section only if requesting a Marquee Message
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