FAQ

Facilities Programming Department Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: I would like to rent a classroom. How do I find out what rooms and times are available?

A: Classroom rental requests can be made through our virtual EMS system. Click here to be redirected.

Q: My organization is a local community non-profit. Can we use the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage for our event at no cost?

A: No. We do not provide at-cost/free use of the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. The rental fees we charge are the only financial means of funding the on-going operations of the facility. Discounted rental fees are available to qualified non-profit events.

Q: What dates are available for outside users?

A: The majority of available dates for the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage are taken by The Broad Stage Performance season, special Arts Education programming and Santa Monica College performance groups. To explore opportunities and options for private rentals, contact Facilities Programming staff.

Q: How much will it cost me to rent the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage if it is available?

A: Theater rates are based on an 8-hour per day rental fee of $5,500 ($3,500) for non-profits Monday through Sunday. Additional charges are calculated for all labor (house management and technical staff), production equipment rented on your behalf by the house, and limited custodial and security services. Only our staff can operate our equipment and plug into the house. Site supervision is required whenever you are working on site. Volunteers may be allowed in some areas, which will be discussed as part of your estimate. Click here to view current rental rates.

Q: Do you allow commercial filming?

A: Yes. Click here for contact information.

Q: Can I record my production at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage?

A: Yes. Contact technical staff for recording, archival or commercial recording information and charges.

Q: Can the Facilities Programming Department help me get my rental event added to the Public Performance Series presented at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage?

A: No. We are not part of the non-profit presenting company which selects the events for the Public Performance Series presented at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. To be considered, send packets or press kits to: Ernest Figueroa, The Broad Stage at Santa Monica, Santa Monica College 1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405. You can also send press kits in digital format to Figueroa_Ernest@smc.edu.

Q: Do I need to carry insurance for my rental event at the Broad Stage?

A: Yes. We require $2,000,000 in general liability insurance for any event that is held on stage or filmed on location at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. Certificates must name the Santa Monica Community College District, its Board of Trustees, officers, agents, employees and volunteers as additional insured for the activities of the named insured on the premises. The certificate holder is Santa Monica, College, Attn. Linda Sullivan, Bundy 439, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. A PDF of the certificate must be emailed to Sullivan_Linda@smc.edu, with the original mailed to the certificate holder address. Liquor liability is required for all events serving alcohol.

Q: Is there a charge for parking at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage?

A: Parking is available at no charge on a space available basis. Clients are required to protect student and staff parking when SMC classes are in session. Reserved parking or additional parking is available at additional cost. Directions to the theater are available at: http://thebroadstage.com/GetHere

Q: Does the Facilities Programming Department permit clients to provide concessions/alcohol for events?

A: Yes, alcohol can be poured or sold by a properly licensed caterer, at private events in which guests are members of the general public and not students of the College. A certificate of insurance showing $1 million in liquor liability must be provided by the caterer and name the Santa Monica Community College District, its Board of Trustees, officers, agents, employees and volunteers as additional insured for the activities of the named insured on the premises. The certificate holder is Santa Monica College, Attn. Linda Sullivan, Bundy 439, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405. A PDF of the certificate must be emailed to Sullivan_Linda@smc.edu with the original mailed to the certificate holder address.

Q: What is required in order to confirm a reservation for my event to be held at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage?

A: A fully executed signed contract and 50% of your total estimated expense are due soon after your contract meeting. The final balance and insurance documents are due thirty (30) days prior to the event.