Rental FAQs

Theatre Rental FAQs

What are the dimensions of the SOPAC theatre?

  • Proscenium opening width: 36’0″
  • Proscenium Opening – Arch height: 18′ 6
  • Proscenium to rear wall (clear): 26′ 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


How many seats are in SOPAC’s theatre?

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

Do I have to use the box office for a ticketed event?

Yes, all ticketed rental events must use the box office at SOPAC, no third party ticket sales are permitted except those contracted with by SOPAC.  We will provide the box office guidelines and pricing upon request.



Loft Rental FAQs

 Can I bring in my own caterer?

Yes, you are free to work with the certified caterer of your choice. You may also bring in platters purchased from the grocery store or from a restaurant. Due to our license, we can’t allow “potluck” style events.  We can also recommend caterers to you that we work with frequently.

Can we bring in our own alcohol?

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

How long is a typical rental for the Loft space?

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

What is included in the Loft space rental?

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.

Does SOPAC staff decorate the space?

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.

Does SOPAC staff set up the tables and chairs in the Loft prior to the event?

Yes, 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 vendor or renter.