Host Your Event at bergenPAC


Bergen Performing Arts Center’s recently renovated theater seats 1,371 and is equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. There are also smaller spaces available to host receptions and meetings.

Rental quotes are customized based on the needs of your event. While there are various standard costs associated with each event, there are various services that can be added on as an additional cost to truly make your event unique.

To learn more about holding your event in bergenPAC’s beautiful historic theater or its other spaces, contact Jaimie at (201) 816-8160, ex. 1031 or

Theater Rental Fees

Mainstage Theater

Capacity: 1,371

License Fees:

• $4,000 (Nonprofit)
• $5,000 (Commercial)

Thursday - Sunday
• $5,000 (Nonprofit)
• $6,500 (Commerical)

Holiday Dates
• $8,000 (Regardless of the day of the week or non-profit status)

Rent includes use of the mainstage theater and lobby* (Murray Lobby, and Spotlight Cabaret Extended Lobby), as well as a website listing and placement on the marquee 1 week prior to the show.

*Use of the lobby areas during a mainstage theater rental include standard functions such as ticketing, merchandise, and concessions. Additional functions such as a post/pre-show reception are subject to additional charges.

Proof of nonprofit status must be presented to bergenPAC in order to qualify for the nonprofit rate.

Rates are for one standard length event or performance on one day, maximum 3 hours. Each additional event or performance on the same day is 50% of the rental license fee only.  There is an additional $850 per hour for any event over 3 hours.

Payment terms:
Desposit: 50% of the total estimated costs with signed contract
Balance: Due 1 month prior to the event date

Additional Rental Spaces

Legends Lounge

The Legends Lounge is a private room located off of the Murray Lobby. The Legends Lounge includes a private bathroom and bar.

  • Capacity: 52 (standing), 37 (chairs only), 17 (tables and chairs).
  • Fee: $500 per day

Spotlight Cabaret

The Spotlight Cabaret is the extended area of the main lobby (Murray Lobby) and includes a bar. If renting the mainstage theater, the cost of the Spotlight Cabaret is included in the fee.

  • Capacity: 72 (standing), 51 (chairs only), 24 (tables and chairs).
  • Fee: $1,000 per day

Murray Lobby

The Murray Lobby is the main lobby area of the theater and includes a bar. If renting the mainstage theater, the cost of the Murray Lobby is included in the fee. 

  • Capacity: 232 (standing), 165 (chairs only), 77 (tables and chairs)
  • Fee: $1,000 per day

Sandy Bennett Gallery

Sandy Bennett Gallery is located in the balcony of theater and includes a bar. If renting the mainstage theater, the cost of the Sandy Bennett Gallery is included in the fee.

  • Capacity: 96 (standing), 68 (chairs only), 32 (tables and chairs).
  • Fee: $500 per day

3rd Floor Studio

This open studio space is located backstage of the theater above the dressing rooms.

  • Capacity: 196 (standing), 140 (chairs only), 65 (tables and chairs).
  • Fee: $500 per day

Available Services & Fees

  • Box Office Services
  • Ticket Printing
  • Credit Card Charges
  • Consignment
  • Seat Map Customization
  • Temporary Seats
  • House Staff House managers, ushers, and ticket takers (Mandatory fee)
  • Cleaning (Mandatory fee)
  • Security (Mandatory fee)
  • Police
  • Technical Director  (Mandatory for All Events)
  • Stagehands All labor provided by IATSE Local 632*. Artist/Event rider must be provided in advance for quote. Hours between midnight and 6:00 am and all Holidays are double time. Any video, filming or broadcasting is subject to a recording rate. (Mandatory fee)
  • Piano Rental Steinway 9 ft. Concert Grand, Model D)
  • Piano Tuner (Mandatory with Piano Rental)
  • Basic Sound Package (See Technical Specs for Package)
  • Premium Sound Package  (See Technical Specs for Package)
  • Broadcasting/Recording Use Fee plus Labor and Equipment.
  • Risers
  • Spotlight
  • Spotlight Operator
  • Marley Floor (4 rolls @ 6’W x 42’L)
  • Video Projection Rental  (Christie 14k projector)
  • Runner
  • Yamaha Recording Drum Kit
  • SWR 800 Bass Head w/4 10"5
  • Roland JC 120 Amplifier
  • 50 Music Stands
  • 60 Orchestra Chairs
  • Thrust / Apron
  • Additional Equipment/Labor



Artist Sells: 75% Gross Sales retained by Artist

bergenPAC Sells: 65% Gross Sales retained by Artist

Recorded Materials: 90/10 Gross Sales retained by Artist

***All Rates are subject to change without notice***

For more information, contact Jaimie at or call 201-816-8160, x1031.

The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.