Playhouse on the Square Rental Policies


-Each space has a maximum capacity of 50 people, with the exception of the Clark-Guibao Auditorium (Capacity 110). This number includes any and all staff for the event.

-Masks are required at all times inside the facilities, including upon entry. The only exception is for guests who are seated and eating, or guests aged 2 and under

-Temperature and symptom checks are required for all guests and staff upon entry. This will include a list of questions provided by CDC guidelines. Any guests or staff with a temperature above 100.3 or with an answer of “yes” to any symptom questions will not be permitted entry to the building, and will be asked to leave.

-Each event space has a pre-set floor plan of furniture that is CDC and SCHD compliant. There may be other floor plans available upon request for each individual space, depending on event needs.

-Outside food is allowed, but buffets are not allowed. All food must either be pre-packaged or served by a wait staff.

-An event manager representing Playhouse on the Square will be on site throughout the entire time slot. The event manager will be stationed outside of the event space and will conduct all temperature checks and Covid questionnaires.

-Elevator use is limited to 1 person or 1 household unit at a time.

-Guests must enter the facilities individually or in household units of 6 or less. 6ft spacing will be marked for guests to wait in line for screening prior to entrance.

-Dancing is not allowed in indoor spaces and is restricted to household units. Dancers must be spaced a minimum of 6ft apart from other guests.

-3rd party rentals must be approved in advance.

-All groups must provide proper sanitization materials or be subject to a sanitization fee.

-All events are subject to cancellation upon changes in local, state, or federal directives.

Concerning spaces and rental hours:
  1.  Playhouse on the Square rents its spaces in 5-hour, 8-hour, or 12-hour blocks.  Any load-in, set-up, event, breakdown, and clean up time must take place within that block.
  2. Additional spaces can be added to your rental at a reduced cost.  This cost remains the same regardless of the number of hours of your rental.  In the event that your additional space is more expensive than your main space, the cost of the more expensive space will always serve as your base price.  The time block in an added space must run concurrent with your main space.  The reduced extra cost for each space is:
    1. Rooftop Terrace:  $1,000
    2. Theatre Cafe:  $750
    3. Theatre Penthouse:  $650
    4. Event Room:  $700
    5. POTS Main Lobby:  $600
  3. If you rent tables and/or chairs from us, we’ll set them up for you in the space before your time block begins.  Items rented from an outside group (party rental company, etc.) must be delivered and picked up within your time block.  All outside items and decor must be removed at the end of your contracted time.
  4. Playhouse on the Square rental spaces are meant for private invitation-only events.  Charging admission for an event is strictly prohibited except for non-profit fundraisers and performances.
  5. There is an additional 25% hourly fee for any time in the building after 2:00 AM.
Concerning food and alcohol:
  1.  You can use any catering service you like, as long as we are provided with their license and proof of liability insurance.  Please have your caterer contact us with that information.  If you wish to use a non-licensed caterer or bring food in yourself, you may do so but you’ll be required to sign a separate liability waiver releasing Playhouse on the Square of all responsibility in the feeding of your guests.
  2. You can have your caterer supply alcohol and beer for your event or you can hire a bartender from us to open up our cash bar (we do not sell beer).  If you personally would like to supply alcohol or beer to your guests or allow your guests to BYOB, you must sign a separate liability waiver releasing Playhouse on the Square of all responsibility.  Private individuals cannot sell drinks to their guests.  Non-profit organizations may do so but are required to obtain a special occasion permit.
Concerning weddings:
  1.  A rehearsal on the day before your event can be booked for an additional $300 (for up to three hours), provided that the space is available.  Please book a rehearsal early to ensure its availability.  If you wish, you can also hold a rehearsal within your allotted hours on the day of your event.
  2. Always check with your wedding planner to see how many hours they’ll need for set-up and breakdown.  Please make sure they’re aware of how much time they will have available.
  1.  Playhouse on the Square must approve any decorations, props, and other property which you intend to use on our premises.  The use of confetti or glitter is prohibited.  Votive candles may be used on table surfaces provided that they are kept in enclosed glass containers with water(open at the top) and do not rest on tablecloths.  Decorations may not be taped or tacked to any wall surface.  Blue sticky putty may be used.
  2. Please remember that Playhouse on the Square is a live theatre company.  And as such, we reserve the right to hold rehearsals or performances during rental hours (outside of rented space).  It is our goal to make sure that rehearsals or performances do not interfere with rentals but sometimes things happen outside of our control.  We will try to warn you ahead of time if such occurrences may happen during your event.