Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara, CACenter Stage Theater

Rental Rates and Equipment

Center Stage Theater is available for rent for plays, concerts, dance, readings, lectures, meetings, and all kinds of events. CST's rental rates are extremely reasonable. Please contact our Executive Director at 805-963-8198 for availability, rental rates, and other rental information. Please note that food and drink are not allowed in the auditorium. While the theater is meant to be accessible and affordable and promotes a wide variety of artistic expression, management reserves the right to determine who may rent the venue and management's decision is final..


Click here for complete rate schedule (PDF)

Center Stage Theater is pleased to announce a new Rental Subsidy Fund to provide matching funds for rehearsal and performance time at Center Stage Theater.

For guidelines and application, right-click to download the MSWord version or the PDF version.

For budget worksheet, right-click to download the Excel version or the PDF version.


Complete box office services are available to support all rental activities. The box office issues printed numbered tickets for each performance.

The box office is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5:00 P.M.,and one hour before each performance. Tickets may also be purchased online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The box office phone number is (805) 963-0408, and accepts voice calls and TDD (telecommunication devices for the deaf).

We accept cash, local checks with I.D., Visa, and Mastercard. All ticket sales are final at time of purchase. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Online ticket sales:. A fee of $1.50 per ticket is charged to the customer for online purchases. For questions about Internet sales, please contact the theater manager (not the webmaster).


Click here for Ground Plan (PDF)

Click here for Equipment List (PDF)

Click here for House Light Plot (PDF)


A variety of custom stage and seating configurations are possible. Below are some possibilities. There are also many other options. The auditorium is 50' x 55' total (including seating area and drapes/wings). Additional charges will apply when reconfiguring the theater. For each rental the theater begins and ends in the standard proscenium configuration. Renters reconfiguring the space are responsible for the labor charges involved in changing the configuration and restoring to the standard proscenium set-up. For the reconfiguration set-up shown below all off the existing seating platforms and side drapes have been removed. We have additional platforms available that can be used to reconfigure the space without having to remove the existing platforms. Please consult our technical and/or administrative staff for details on reconfiguration and the associated expenses.

Seats approximately 130


Seats approximately 120


CABARET with tables
Seats approximately 90