Venue Rental: Rates and Policies

Standard Daily Rates
YBCA Theater Building
Main Auditorium & Stage
(8am to 11pm standard access)
$8,250 per day
Theater Expanded Access
(for each hour beyond standard access, or 15+ hours access, or less than 9 hours between calls)
$1,000 per hour
700 Howard Plaza* $750 per day
* This exterior space rented only in conjunction with YBCA Theater rental.
Galleries & Forum Building (GFB)
Forum Standard Access
(8am to 11pm)
$8,250 per day
Forum Expanded Access
(for each hour beyond standard access, or 15+ hour access, or less than 9 hours between calls)
$1,000 per hour
Grand Lobby $3,000
Screening Room** $1,500
**This space rented only in conjunction with Forum or Grand Lobby rental.

Venue and Building Access Times

All venue rental fees are based on standard building access times of 8:00am to 11:00pm. Access may be extended with prior approval by YBCA’s Events staff, and is subject to additional fees.

  • YBCA control/rover security team operates onsite from 8:00am–8:00pm on Monday–Tuesday, so additional hourly security fees apply for building access after 8pm on those days.

Public Access (Grand Lobby)

YBCA’s Grand Lobby is not available for private rental during public access hours. Shared use or after-hours private events are permitted, and your YBCA Event Manager shall specify the time, location, and options for early setup. Current public hours are:

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri 10AM–6PM
  • Thu 10AM–8PM
  • Sat, Sun: 11AM–6PM

Discounted Rates

Reduced licensing fees are available for organizations that qualify as tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Documentation of 501(c)3 status is required for application of fees. Additional fees for Expanded Access still apply.

Venue Use Policy

To learn more about YBCA’s reservation and licensing process, along with venue policies, please download our full Venues Use Policy document.

YBCA 2017-2018 Venues Use Policy (PDF, 619 KB)