Space is viewed by appointment only. For appointments, please call 718-658-7400 ext. 125
Space Rental is available to both for-profits and non-profit organizations, individuals, and groups. We accommodate meetings, conferences, and other presentations. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) rents space for private parties, including weddings, birthday parties, or banquets at the discretion of the organization.
Every prospective Renter must fill out a Space Rental Proposal, which provides a detailed scope of the event or program. Upon submission; the request is reviewed within 30 days. If the proposal is approved, a Rental Contract will be forwarded to the Renter. Rental contracts must be returned to JCAL with required payments and other documents at least 45 days prior to the event. Contracts are not executed by JCAL without required deposit, valid insurance and other required documents.
JCAL provides space, tables, and chairs for the rental use. Decorations, tablecloths and floral arrangements are the responsibility of the renter and must be removed at the end of the event. Hooks, nails, and/or staples may not be mounted on the walls. Renters are prohibited from modifying space in any way that may cause permanent damage to the facility. All decorations, trash, and food must be removed from JCAL’s premises at the end of the event. The space must be left in its original condition, as it was found prior to the event. JCAL reserves the right to require Renters to lower the volume of sound or music during events scheduled during regular operating hours, or at the discretion of the security officer in charge, if sound is deemed disruptive to normal functions.
No food or drinks are allowed in the theater at anytime. All Renters must inform their guests of this policy. Any damage will be the responsibility of the Renter or the Renter will not be allowed to rent from JCAL again. Catering or other meal set-ups must be arranged in the Community Gallery area only, which will be an additional cost. There is no cooking or storage of perishables available on the premises. JCAL takes no responsibility for any items left after an event. If an outside caterer is used, written proof of insurance must be provided no later than 5 business days prior to the event. A separate rider listing the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and The City of New York must be presented before the event. The sale or use of liquor, other than beer or wine, is not permitted. Wine and beer sales require a separate permit issued by the NYS Liquor Authority; the original permit must be submitted to JCAL 5 days prior to the event.
Security and Maintenance
JCAL reserves the right to remove any individual(s) from the premises if said individual(s) is (are) deemed by the staff in charge to pose a security threat to guests of the event, JCAL visitors, students, instructors, and/or JCAL property. Food or drinks, as well as loitering are not permitted in the main lobby area, gallery, and theatre. There is absolutely no smoking permitted anywhere on JCAL premises.
The Renter should remember that JCAL is a cultural institution and its name is to be respected. Use of JCAL’s name or logo on flyers or other promotional materials is absolutely forbidden without prior review and approval of JCAL’s marketing department and/or senior staff. The Renter may not charge admission to the event unless authorized by JCAL for a cultural/performance event.
If an event exceeds the capacity of the rented space, JCAL reserves the right to cancel the event without prior notification. Additionally, JCAL reserves the right to refuse entry to an event/rental due to safety or security concerns.
Renter must notify JCAL at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the event for a full refund, less 15% deposit. If full payment is not received at least 10 business days prior to the event, JCAL reserves the right to cancel the reservation and keep the reservation deposit.
If a cancellation occurs less than 10 days, JCAL reserves the right to refund all but incurred costs, i.e.: equipment rental deposits, caterer fee, etc. JCAL may cancel permission to use the premises at any time for any reason. Should JCAL be forced to cancel permission to use space, every attempt will be made to contact the individual who has signed the contract as far in advance as possible. If JCAL must cancel, refunds are made by check or credited to credit cards within 15 business days. No cash refunds.