State Theatre - Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center


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Choose the Historic State Theatre in Auburn for your next event!

The State Theatre is available to rent for your next fundraiser, concert, film screening, special event, or theatrical production. The newly renovated facility features art deco design elements and provides an ideal setting in the vibrant downtown district.

Whether it’s a special show presentation for a large audience or an intimate get together, your patrons will enjoy the charm and comforts of the State Theatre.

Rental Rates

Facility Highlights

340 seating capacity

Stage dimensions: 40” wide x 20” deep

Rental – Main Stage
$625 – 6 hours maximum

Includes single mic, sound system and basic wash lighting for stage. Additional services and equipment at fees listed.

Additional time - $75 per hour

House Manager  - $75 up to 6 hours. Additional hourly rate after six hours.

Refundable Cleaning & Damage Deposit due with deposit - $250

Box Office and Ticketing Fee- $6 per ticket sold

Marquee Room Rental

$150 - 6 hour maximum

$75 - 3 hour maximum

$25 - per additional hour

The Renter must provide a Certificate of Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000 (one million dollars) naming APPAC and the State Theatre as additional insured.

Technical Support – Lighting and Sound

Digital Projection - $50 per event or show

35mm projection - $100 per show

Countryman headset mics - rental fee applies

Followspot - rental fee applies

Light/Sound Crew - $20/hr - 3 hr minimum

Stagehand - $10/hr - 3 hr minimum

Hamburg Steinway 9 ft Concert Grand Piano - $145
   Piano Tuning - $140 (must be arranged through theater)


Cleaning - $150 base rate for theater only
Additional cleaning charges for Marquee Room $50; Green Room $80

* Please note that all insurance requirements, deposits and contracts must be received and signed in order to hold requested date. This must be done a minimum of 30 days in advance of requested event date.

Why Rent at the State Theatre?

About Us

The Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center operates and manages the historic State Theatre which enhances the quality of life and cultural awareness of our community by providing performing arts, film and educational experiences.

Contact Us

Phone: 530-885-0156

Click here to download a Facility Rental Snapshot PDF

Click here to download a Facility Rental Snapshot Word Document

Mail the request form to:

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
P.O. Box 7733
Auburn, CA  95604

Or bring the application into the office:

Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
985 Lincoln Way, Suite 104
Auburn, CA

Office hours are
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday-Friday