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Saratoga Arts Center


Located at 320 Broadway in downtown Saratoga Springs, at the corner of historic Congress Park, The Arts Center is a perfect venue for performances, meetings, seminars and special events. Our performance space, classrooms, and reception areas are available for your event.
 


 

 

Space Rental

The Dee Sarno Theater

The Dee Sarno Theater is the perfect location for intimate concerts, small to medium  theatrical productions, screenings, lectures and readings.   The space seats up to 111 people, and is equipped with a stage that can build out to 16' x 20', an overhead projector, a theatrical lighting grid, and a PA.

For the first time in years, the space may be available for full weekends (including Friday nights), though a number of nights and weekends through August 2016 have already been reserved.

If  you're interested in holding your event at The Arts Center, please fill out a  SPACE RENTAL REQUEST FORM.  Please allow 2-5 business days for the Space Rental Request Form to be processed.  A request form can be approved or denied based on many factors including date availability, technical needs or special requirements, and anticipated audience size.


Space Rental Requests  |   Step-by-Step

1. All potential renters must fill out the SPACE RENTAL REQUEST FORM.  It is important that the form is filled out completely. Once the form is completed, forms can be e-mailed to ttobias@saratoga-arts.org or mailed to Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866. 
2. Saratoga Arts staff will confirm receipt of the Space Rental Request form (via email) and contact the renter if any additional information is needed.
3. Please allow 2-5 business days for the Space Rental Request Form to be reviewed.  
4. If your request has been approved, Saratoga Arts staff will contact you to confirm event dates and times, and will email you a contract and to schedule a walk-through of the space you are requesting.  We always recommend the walk-through happen the week of the scheduled event.
5. Once dates, times and events have been confirmed, renter will be responsible for returning Saratoga Arts' Space Use Contract.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  No contract is firm until deposit has been paid.


Our Spaces & Pricing

Dee Sarno Theater

This multi-use room enjoys a panoramic view of Congress Park, measures over 1,900 square feet, and has flexible seating for as many as 111. Performers will appreciate the professional lighting and sound systems, 260 sq. ft backstage green-room, and sectional stage expandable to 16 x 20 feet. Lecturers or seminar-presenters might want to use the electric projection screen.

1. Theater fees includes use of our fixed lighting system, DVD player and/or projector and walk through prior to the event (renters may be charged ($50) for additional walk-throughs, and/or last-minute changes
2. Renters must provide their own lighting and sound techs (if needed)
3. Piano is available, but tuning is the responsibility of the renter
4. There are discounted rates for rehearsals prior to theater and musical performances
5. There is an additional $100 security deposit for all theater rentals.  If the renter breaks or violates the terms of rental agreement/contract, this deposit will be used to cover damage to the property, cleaning, key replacement, etc.   

Classrooms

  • Classroom #1 is very bright and can comfortably accommodate 20-40 people.
  • Classroom #2 works well for small group presentations (20 people).
     


FURTHER DETAILS 
 
1. Space Rental Rates above are subject to change at the discretion of Saratoga Arts
 
2. Discounts are available for multiple bookings.
 
3. Catered Events: There is a $50 fee added to the cost of bookings that require a caterer.  Additional fees may apply depending on the program and needs of the caterer.  The Arts Center may be able to provide some tables and chairs and can suggest suppliers for other equipment as well as catering.  

4. An additional $50 per hour fee will be added to all events that require Saratoga Arts staff to be on the premises.  Whether events require staff is at the discretion of Saratoga Arts.
 
5. There is an additional $100 security deposit for all theater rentals.  If the renter breaks or violates the terms of rental agreement/contract, this deposit will be used to cover damage to the property, cleaning, key replacement, etc.  
 
6. Non-profit organizations receive a 5% discount on space rentals.
 
7. Please note that no one under 18 years of age may secure a space rental or sign a contract. A parent or guardian must be present at any event for those under 18 years of age. 

 

 

SPACE RENTAL REQUESTS

All potentional renters must fill out the SPACE RENTAL REQUEST FORM.  Forms can be e-mailed to ttobias@saratoga-arts.org or mailed to Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.  

Once dates, times and events have been confirmed, renter will be responsible for returning Saratoga Arts' Space Use Contract.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking.  No contract is firm until deposit has been paid.

Saratoga Arts books the Dee Sarno Theater 235 days out of the year.  When inquiring about availability, please have a second and/or third choice for dates.  

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