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Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater offers a versatile black box style theatre for dance, circus, theater and music performances. CC&DC is accustomed to accommodating special considerations based on the renters’ needs. We can provide services for in-person shows (when the pandemic allows), recordings and live stream.
$800: Non-profit or Arts Group
$1,200: For-profit Events
Pricing includes use of the full facility, lighting equipment, sound equipment, tables, chairs, seating platforms and a technical director for 8 hours, who can program the lightboard.
Basic technical specs for the main theatre are listed below.
80 Seats (3 wheelchair accessible)
100 max seating
Theater is located in STUDIO 1
Theater Performance Space: 33 ft x 26 ft
Stage Right Wing: 8 ft wide
Stage Left Wing: 5 ft wide
Ceiling Height: 20′
Stage height: 0’-0” at house floor
Soft Goods: 3 Legs for wing space on either side of the stage with a full stage black upstage with a crossover.
All points in Grid are fixed, no electrics or pipes fly.
Sprung wood floor with grey dance floor
Sets may not be constructed on the stage (NO drilling/screwing into the floor is allowed).
Pointed, hard-edged or sharp instruments or similar props may not be used.
The stage is designed for bare feet and can accommodate clean tennis shoes with black bottoms or other soft-soled exercise shoes.
6) Ellipsoidal conventional instruments on floor plates for side lighting
6) LED color strips
4) Ellipsoidal conventional instruments for area light Diagonal High Sides
2) Ellipsoidal conventional instruments for cross lighting the DS lane for bows/face light
Reservations and Cancellations
Theatre reservations should be made at least three weeks prior to the event date. While Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater may accept reservations with less than three weeks’ notice, some services may be unavailable for such reservations. Likewise, any adjustments made to a theatre rental contract fewer than three weeks prior to the event date will not be guaranteed.
All theatre rentals require a deposit of 50% of the total rental and service fees, due at the time of contract signing, with the remaining balance due on the day of the event. Your reservation is not guaranteed until Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater has received your deposit.
If the event is cancelled by the renter fourteen days or more prior to the event date, the entire deposit will be refunded. If the event is cancelled by the renter eight to thirteen days prior to the event date, 50% of the deposit will be refunded. If the event is cancelled by the renter seven days or fewer prior to the event date, the entire deposit will be forfeited to Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater.
If CC&DC needs to close for weather related instances, CC&DC will work with the renter to A) reschedule the event or B) provide a refund of any deposits made.
Technical Set up and Strike
Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater appreciates the need for additional hours outside of the contract rental to load in equipment, set lighting and sound, place sets, strike, and restore the theater to its original condition. Renters are required to book tech time in advance, with the understanding that technical set up and strike time must be arranged around any activities previously scheduled in the studio. Strike must be scheduled to conclude no later noon on the day following the close of the event, with all equipment, props, decorations, and other items removed from the building, and the theatre restored to the state in which it was received. In the event that strike is not completed by the deadline, renters will be billed for the additional time at the hourly rental rate. Any set pieces, stage props, equipment, or other items left in Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater after strike will be discarded.
Renters are responsible for returning the theatre, backstage, and any additional areas used to the state in which they were received. Renters will be provided with a cleaning check list and Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater staff will perform a walk-through with the renter or a representative following the event. Failure to clean the designated areas to the satisfaction of Charlotte Cirque and Dance Center Studio Theater will result in an additional cleaning fee (minimum $50.00).
Renters may decorate the theatre for their event within the following guidelines:
Any items hung from the ceiling or grid require prior approval
No adhesives other than painter’s tape may be used on the walls or doors
Food and Beverage
Catering arrangements are the sole responsibility of the renter. The renter or caterer must remove all catering items by the end of the event. Food and beverages other than water are not permitted in either of the two dance studios.
Renters choosing to serve alcoholic beverages at their event must have the appropriate ABC license. Event attendees must be at least 21 years of age to possess or consume alcohol. Alcoholic beverages may not be served to individuals who appear to be, or are, intoxicated. Open containers of alcoholic beverages may not be carried outside the building.