Brea Civic & Cultural Center -
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, California 92821 | 714- 990-7723 | www.curtistheatre.com
Do not fill out this form until you've contacted The Curtis Theatre first. Submitting the Rental Reservation Form does not guarantee that your desired event date can or will be held. This form is used to generate a contract only after theatre staff has confirmed your booking.
To reserve your date, please complete and submit this form, along with a $500 deposit, to the City of Brea- Curtis Theatre. Rental of the Curtis Theatre will be at the discretion of the Theatre Manager to ensure non-competition with existing Curtis Theatre programming. Deposits in the amount of $500 shall be made payable to the City of Brea. This deposit will hold the reservation. The deposit is in addition to any rental fees and is refundable upon the satisfactory inspection of the facility after completion of the rental. Cancellation of a reserved date will result in a loss of deposit. If the theatre can be rented with a comparable rental (one that is equal or greater in length) the deposit will be returned, less a $125 administrative fee.
Please provide the name of your event as you would like it to be seen by the public.
The City of Brea's accounting systems requires all organizations to be associated with at least one individual agent. All information provided is confidential and will only be used for official city business
The City of Brea's accounting systems requires all events to be associated with one individual organization. All information provided is confidential and will only be used for official city business
If “Day of Show” plans, (including tech) should be discussed with someone other than the contract signer, please include that person’s name, email and phone number.
If you are planning to obtain your own insurance, a copy of the insurance certificate must be presented to the theatre management at the time of payment of rental fees. Please refer to the Rental Information Packet for more more information about insurance options.
A $500 deposit is due to secure your reservation. All other rental fees will be due, prior to your engagement. Make checks payable to The City of Brea and be sure to include the name of your organization or event. Payments should be sent to
The Curtis Theatre,
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821
Please remember, when scheduling your event, to allow enough time to load-in and strike your props, sets, and technical elements. For all changes in the schedule, please notify the Theatre Manager as soon as possible so the proper staff schedule can be made.
(Note: Due to a standing event, the Curtis Theatre is not available until 1 p.m. on Sundays.)
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Note: There are two follow spots available. The renter must provide an operator for each light used.
Note: There are both hand-held and lavalier wireless microphones available, but the total number cannot exceed four.
Note: The Curtis Theatre does not rent or provide this equipment. This declaration of usage is for liability purposes only.
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If requested, the City can operate the Curtis Theatre Box Office and conduct all ticket sales. A $120 Box Office setup fee and a $2 per ticket handling fee will be charged to the renter. Renters choosing to utilize this service are provided with one (1) Audience Services staff member for the day of their event, online ticket sales available 24 hours a day, and in-person or phone ticket sales during Curtis Theatre Box Office hours. (Some restrictions apply. Contact the Curtis Theatre for more information.)
The Curtis Theatre has a concessions stand in the lobby that is stocked with soft drinks and snacks. If requested, Curtis Theatre staff can sell concessions to patrons before a show and/or at intermission. The fee for this service is $20 per hour with a 4 hour minimum. Also please note that The Curtis Theatre retains all money from concession sales.
If you would like to include beer and wine sales there is an additional $100 fee per day of event. Alcohol sales must be requested at least 30 days prior to the first event.
Some renters choose to handle their own concession sales. That is acceptable, however any sale of alcohol is prohibited without a permit from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The Curtis Theatre cannot advertise on behalf of any rental client. This includes print, digital media, television, radio, and signage. Additionally, all advertisements or notices generated by the client must not indicate, insinuate, or imply any endorsement by the Curtis Theatre, the City of Brea, or its affiliated entities.
If you are selling tickets for your event through a third-party distributor (such as Goldstar or Brown Paper Tickets), you may list the Curtis Theatre as the venue, but you must explicitly declare that your event is a rental and is in no way associated with the Curtis Theatre, the City of Brea, or its affiliated entities.
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