The Upstairs Theater combines 19th century aesthetics with 21st century lighting and sound in a flexible space that is ideal for both proscenium performances and interactive mingling.

1200 square feet of open hardwood floor that can hold up to 99 seats in a variety of configurations, the Upstairs Theater is incredibly versatile. The stage is 30'x10' below the proscenium arch and 15'x10' above the proscenium.

St. Paul's Theater has a newly-installed lighting system comprised of a basic rep plot for area coverage from 4 lighting positions and color-changing LED sidelight. The rig is controlled by an ETC Element console. There are 16 dimmers total and 3 unused in the rep plot. More power is available and if you would like to add additional equipment to the rig, please contact us to discuss options.

Discounts are available to not-for-profit and Spanish-language organizations prior to November 2015.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Meeting
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use -


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please check the calendar for availability and email us

We check emails once a day:

Hours Of Operation 9am - 11pm
Rental Policy All bookings are done online. In person meeting required for new renters. Renters may be required to have liability insurance. Minimum 3 hour rental. Saturday full day rentals cost $700, but Thursday-Saturday specials available for $800.
Cancellation Policy Cancellations within two weeks of scheduled use forfeit deposit. Cancellations within one week are billed at full amount.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1700.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Nonsprung wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Platform stage
Stage Dimensions 30 ft x 20 ft with 10 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 99
Seating Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance $50-$100 $250 $1,200 -
Rehearsal $30-$100 $250 $1,200 -
Special Event $50-$100 $700 - -
Class $30-$100 - - -
Audition $30-$100 $250 $1,200 -
Photo Shoot $50-$100 $250 $1,200 -
Video/Film Shoot $50-$100 $500 $1,200 -
Screening $50-$100 $250 - -
Reading $50-$100 - - -
Meeting $30-$100 - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 5:59PM