The modern facilities available to rent at SOPAC include:

Covid-19 Precautions & Policies

SOPAC is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of our entire community. Please be sure to review the policies that are in place before visiting SOPAC.

Covid-19 Precautions & Policies

Interactive 3D Tour

Explore SOPAC’s rental spaces virtually in our interactive 3D Tour by first clicking the button below. Then, use your cursor to navigate around, zoom in and view the lobby from different angles. Use the controls in the lower left corner of the screen to further explore the rest of the building.

Experience SOPAC in an interactive 3D tour.

Ideal Location

SOPAC is located in downtown South Orange Village:

  • Just 16 miles West of Manhattan
  • Next to the NJ Transit train station, a 35-minute ride to/from New York Penn Station and 15-minute ride to/from Newark
  • Easily accessible by car from I-280, I-78, and the Garden State Parkway
  • Within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, retail shops & services

Shown By Appointment Only

Facility tours are available after a Rental Inquiry Form (below) is submitted. Once completed, email rentals@sopacnow.org or call (973) 382-1024 to schedule an appointment.

 

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The Jennifer & Tony Leitner Performance Hall  is a 439-seat proscenium theatre that is a dramatic yet intimate venue with a deep stage, full orchestra pit, green room and three modern dressing rooms. It is suited for use by professional performing arts companies for rehearsal and new play development or production, as well as corporations seeking a truly dramatic setting for an impressive presentation. With excellent sight lines, precise state-of-the-art lighting and outstanding sound equipment you will achieve the best experience possible for each member of your audience.

SOPAC’s ideal location paired with an upscale suburban atmosphere and modern facilities offer an attractive and affordable alternative to rehearsal studios and performance spaces in Manhattan.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Proscenium opening width: 34’2”
  • Proscenium Opening – Arch height: 18′ 6
  • Proscenium to rear wall (clear): 25’3”
  • Stage Right wing: 7’3″ to wall
  • Stage Left wing:  7’3″, plus a contiguous 17′ x 20′ side stage
  • Apron: installed over orchestra pit 32’w x 6’d
  • Floor: Basket weave sprung floor with 1-1/8″ ply and ¼” Masonite finish layer
  • Pit‐ 6’ x 32’, capacity approx. 10-12 musicians, access is from the house. Please note use of pit requires removal of apron.

415 seats when the orchestra pit is in use.
439 seats with seats installed in the pit area.

Yes. All ticketed rental events must use SOPAC Box Office services. No third party ticket sales are permitted except those contracted with SOPAC. SOPAC will provide the box office guidelines and pricing upon request.

  • Three modern dressing rooms, each with commode and shower (2 chorus and 1 star)
  • Wardrobe with steamer, iron, washer and dryer
  • Green room with kitchenette

Shown By Appointment Only

Facility tours are available after a Rental Inquiry Form (below) is submitted. Once completed, email rentals@sopacnow.org or call (973) 382-1024 to schedule an appointment.

 

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The SOPAC Loft is a multi-purpose room that uniquely achieves the perfect balance between spacious and intimate, and it stands alone as the premier venue to host your next birthday or anniversary party, product launch, bar/bat mitzvah, anniversary celebration, pre-show reception and more. Two walls of windows in the Loft offer stunning views of the South Mountain Reservation. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner or a cocktail reception, the sophisticated space at SOPAC offers unique features that will  make any function special.

Click here to view photos of past events as inspiration for your own!

The Loft is an expansive and light-filled 2,170 square-foot space that can accommodate up to 150 guests seated and 225 guests standing.With a sprung hardwood dance floor and a sloping 16′-32′ ceiling, the interior is sleek and modern. The space is equipped with a sound system and a ceiling-mounted projector and screen, perfect for presentations.

Food & Beverage

Adjacent to the Loft is a state-of-the-art kitchen that is available for use by fully licensed caterers. Rental clients are encouraged to choose from a list of preferred caterers who are familiar with SOPAC. Due to our food license requirement, only fully licensed caterers may prepare food in the kitchen.

SOPAC is responsible for alcoholic beverage service if you wish to have a bar or alcohol served at your event. Bringing in your own alcohol, whether purchased or donated, is not permitted per our license. Please ask our Facility Rentals Manager for more information about bar packages.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you are free to work with the certified, fully licensed caterer of your choice. You may also bring in platters purchased from catering grocery stores or restaurants. Due to our license, we cannot allow “potluck” style events. We can also recommend caterers to you that we work with frequently.

Due to our liquor license, alcoholic beverages, whether purchased or donated, cannot be brought into the SOPAC facility. SOPAC can provide you with bar package options upon request.

Rates are based on a four hour event, with an additional two-hour load-in and a one-hour load out time period.

Included in the Loft space rental are (18) 60” round tables, (8) 6ft rectangle tables, (8) 30” cocktails tables, 150 padded banquet chairs and (2) 6ft bar tables, if needed.

Any additional furniture must be rented by you, and must be approved by SOPAC management.  The rental company must deliver and pick up the additional furniture.

All decorations, and placement of decorations, are the responsibility of the contracted person or organization. Approval of decorations is at the discretion of SOPAC management.

SOPAC staff will set up any in-house tables and chairs prior to the event, and break them down at the end of the event as well. Any rental furniture must be placed and set up by the vendor or the renter.

Shown By Appointment Only

Facility tours are available after a Rental Inquiry Form (below) is submitted. Once completed, email rentals@sopacnow.org or call (973) 382-1024 to schedule an appointment.

 

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Engage your audience with an amazing virtual event. Our virtual event platform, as well as recording technology and ticketing systems, are available to help support a variety of virtual events such as livestream concerts, webinars, panel discussions and more.

Need space for a video shoot? Experience SOPAC’s front of house facilities in our interactive 3D tour. For a look behind the scenes at our green room, modern dressing rooms and backstage, an appointment for a facility tour is required.

Interactive 3D Tour

Explore SOPAC’s rental spaces virtually in our interactive 3D Tour by first clicking the button below. Then, use your cursor to navigate around, zoom in and view the lobby from different angles. Use the controls in the lower left corner of the screen to further explore the rest of the building.

Experience SOPAC in an interactive 3D tour.

Shown By Appointment Only

Facility tours are available after a Rental Inquiry Form (below) is submitted. Once completed, email rentals@sopacnow.org or call (973) 382-1024 to schedule an appointment.

 

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The Village at SOPAC, powered by Cinema Lab, is a community-centric movie theatre that screens blockbusters and independent films in addition to hosting special events.

Cinema Lab shares the building with SOPAC and they also offer private rentals of their five movie theaters.

To inquire about renting a movie theater, fill out their form or contact them directly via email info@cinemalab.com or phone (973) 327-4012.

Village at SOPAC Movie Theater Rental Form