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Facility Rental

The Mitchell Opera House is available for group rentals for various events during the year. The 330+ seat theatre is perfect for many types of events and houses a full array of state-of-the-art sound, light and video equipment.

Saturday evening rentals after 3 PM are typically not available due to scheduled shows in the venue, but can be requested.

Due to the nature of the building and the equipment housed at the Opera House, an Opera House staff person or approved volunteer must be present in the facility at all times during usage.

Rental Fees:

Use of Theatre:

School Team/Club Function –

  • $300.00 Rental Fee (up to 4 hours)
  • $125.00 Sound & Lighting Fee (required for all rentals, non-negotiable)
  • $15.00 Overage Fee (15 min grace period, then additional $15.00 for every 15 mins after contract time)

Entertainer: Private Event –

  • $400.00 Rental Fee (up to 4 hours)
  • $125.00 Sound & Lighting Fee (required for all rentals, non-negotiable)
  • $15.00 Overage Fee (15 min grace period, then additional $15.00 for every 15 mins after contract time)

Entertainer: Public Event (Live Ticket Sales) –

  • $500.00 Rental Fee (up to 4 hours)
  • $125.00 Sound & Lighting Fee (required for all rentals, non-negotiable)
  • $15.00 Overage Fee (15 min grace period, then additional $15.00 for every 15 mins after contract time)
  • All proceeds from ticket sales will be discussed with the Opera House Manager on a case-by-case basis.

Weddings –

  • $500.00 Rental Fee (up to 4 hours)
  • $15.00 Overage Fee (15 min grace period, then additional $15.00 for every 15 mins after contract time)
  • $125.00 Sound & Lighting Fee (required for all rentals, non-negotiable)

Photo Session: Ideal for Engagements, Bands, etc. –

  • $100.00 Rental Fee (up to 4 hours)
  • $15.00 Overage Fee (15 min grace period, then additional $15.00 for every 15 mins after contract time)

Use of Movie Projection System:

  • $300.00 Rental Fee
  • $125.00 Sound & Lighting Fee (required for all rentals, non-negotiable)
  • **Additional fees may be required for movie license. (All films must be acquired through Opera House staff and comply with copyright laws.)

Rules and Procedures:

All individuals and groups renting the Mitchell Opera House will sign a rental agreement that outlines the following rules and guidelines:

  1. Rental fees must be paid 50% in advance of usage as a reservation fee with the remaining balance due three business days after usage.
  2. Proof of insurance may be requested.
  3. All money will be handled by Mitchell Opera House staff or volunteers. A check with final proceeds will be mailed to lessee the following business week .
  4. No smoking or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the Mitchell Opera House property.
  5. Lessee is responsible for any damages to the theater or equipment during the leased period.
  6. Mitchell Opera House is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.
  7. Use of the Mitchell Opera House shall not be a nuisance nor disrupt or interfere with neighbors (parking, noise, etc.).
  8. Lessee will be held responsible for cleaning up the facility including trash removal upon conclusion of the leased period.
  9. Any decorations planned for the leased event must be approved in advance by the Mitchell Opera House manager (no rice, confetti, etc.).
  10. Any food, drinks, or other concessions brought into the facility must be approved in advance by the Mitchell Opera House manager.

It is the desire of the Mitchell Opera House and Hoosier Uplands for this facility to be used extensively as a community asset. Community groups, non-profits, and religious organizations will be able to use this venue for fundraisers or other goodwill events to draw audiences to Mitchell.

Some fees may be reduced or waived by the Chief Executive Officer if such an event is found beneficial to the Mitchell Opera House or Hoosier Uplands, if Hoosier Uplands sponsors an event, or if a particular event is found to be something to benefit the community at large.

It is not the intention of the Mitchell Opera House or Hoosier Uplands to see the facility leased to for-profit organizations. Any for-profit venture must be approved by the Chief Executive officer in advance of a rental agreement. Pricing for these rentals will be determined on a case by case basis.