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Rent the Michigan Theatre

Rent the Michigan Theatre for your event. The Michigan Theatre will even promote your event by posting materials on our website, Facebook, and Twitter. Promoters should call for specific prices for ticketed events.  

Rental Details

  • Theatre access
  • One house technician (8 hours for a full day rental, 4 hours for part day rental)
  • One house staff
  • Auditorium lights, cleaning, open and close theatre
  • Handicap accessible bathrooms in lobby. (note stage is not handicap accessible)
Ceremony and Reception
  • Eight (8) hours of theatre rental $1600
  • Use of theatre lighting
  • Use of theatre sound
  • One technician
  • One theatre staff member
  • Use of all dressing rooms
Ceremony Only
  • Four (4) hours of theatre rental $600
  • Use of theatre lighting
  • Use of theatre sound
  • One technician
  • Use of all dressing rooms
Rehearsal Time
  • Two hours of theatre rental the day before the event (subject to availability) $250
  • Use of theatre lighting
  • Use of theatre sounds
  • One technician
  • Use of all dressing rooms
Wedding Package Add-ons:
  • Popcorn: $4 per person
  • Projectionist and use of film screen: $150
  • Marquee usage: $100
  • Up to three (3) hours of theatre access
  • Projectionist included
  • General wash lighting
  • Includes small drink and small popcorn for up to 40 people (additional are available at $5.00 per person)
  • Blu-Ray (supplied by renter)
  • Use of table and chairs (limited quantity) 
  • Weekday School Assembly Package ($350 minimum)
  • Projectionist $75.00
  • Per person $5.00 (includes small drink and small popcorn)
  • Weekday/weeknight rentals $450.00.  Use of sound system, technicians, and lighting is additional.
  • Weekend (during the day) $600.00.  Use of sound system, technicians, and lighting is additional.
  • Promoter Prices Available Upon Request
  • Licensed security ($40 per hour per security person)
  • Four dollars ($4) per person venue/restoration/processing fee.
  • Chair rental (with cup holder) $3 per chair.
  • Overtime hours for building $200.00 per hour
  • Additional Sound and lighting at cost +15% surcharge
  • Spot Lights (includes operator) $200.00 ea.
  • House Sound System (includes technician) $800.00
  • Intelligent Lighting (includes technician) $400.00
  • Schimmel Concert Grand Piano (includes tuning) $300.00
  • Projectionist in house (3 hour minimum) $120.00
  • Name on marquee $100.00
  • Front/Rear Projection Screen (includes projector), set up and tear down $500.00
  • Portable sound system for off site film with delivery and technician ($800.00)
  • 1956 Hammond B3 with Leslie 147:  $825 (includes delivery, set up, and tear down)
  • Ampeg Vintage SVT with Ampeg 8 x 10 Speaker Cabinet $475 (includes delivery and set up)
  • Fender Twin Reverb $200 (includes delivery)
  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe $200 (includes delivery)
  • Drum Set (five piece with cymbals and seat) Mapex or Pearl available.  $475 (Delivered)
  • P.A. Rental Available.  Base rental includes two three way powered Mackie Speakers, three JBL PRX12 monitors, one four piece drum mic kit, four Shure SM57 instrument mics, four Shure Beta 58 vocal microphones.  Delivered within a forty mile radius and includes a technician for a maximum of six (6) hours.  $1875. (Balance due in cash or certified check before equipment is off loaded)
Option 1
  • Draft beer, wine for all guests 21+ for 4 hours. $15 per person.
  • Draft beer, wine, and well mixed drinks for all guests 21+ for 4 hours. $20 per person.
  • Pop is included in bar option 1 and 2.
  • A 10% gratuity to be added at end of the event for bar options 1 and 2.
Option 2
  • House Wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, Riesling, Moscato, Cabernet, and Merlot). $18 per bottle.
  • Draft Beer (Premium beer may have additional fees). ¼ barrel (serves 50 pints) $125 or ½ barrel (serves 100 pints) $250.
  • Standard well drinks. $5.
  • Premium and Top Shelf drinks. $6 – $8
  • Pop is included in bar option 1 and 2.
  • A 10% gratuity to be added at end of the event for bar options 1 and 2.
Option 3
  • Cash bar. Patrons pay for their own drinks at standard bar pricing.
  • Security Service is required for all receptions with bar services at $25 per hour.
  • Bar tender/bar setup fees are $2 per person (at the event) ages 21+ for all bar options.
  • Current seating Capacity: 1226 Total Legal Capacity
  • Stage Specifications: Stage-70’Wide  x 26’Deep 60 ft High to Grid
  • Proscenium Opening: 33’W x 28’H
  • Loading Door:8’W x 10’H
Sound System
  • Front of House: LINE ARRAY. Db Technologies T12 (16 @ 1500 watts three way), T8 (4 @ 1250 watts three way) SN30 (4 @ 3,000 watts each)
  • Amplifiers: Crown XTI 4000 (8)
  • Monitors: JBL PRX 12 (10), JBL PRX 15 (2) “8” Powered mixes available”
  • Microphones: Shure Beta series, and SM series 57 and 58’s, Sennheiser 906 (4)
  • Mixer: Berhinger X32 (X2)
  • Wireless: Audio Technica 400 series. 8 Body Packs, 4 Handheld
Projection System
  • 24″ x 34′ Screen dimensions
  • Barco Digital Projector
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound system
  • DCP / Blu Ray / Satellite feed capable
  • 36,000 watts of DB Technologies and QSC Amplification for Audio

Because The Michigan Theatre of Jackson is an historic building, great care must be taken to insure the safety and preservation of the facility. Be aware of the following rules prior to your rental of The Michigan Theatre of Jackson.


  • All Concerts may be reserved seating or General Admission
  • Concerts sold as “reserved seating” will adhere to the seating chart provided by The Michigan Theatre of Jackson ticketing platform.  All tickets shall be assessed a venue fee and platform fee.
  • Concerts sold as General Admission, meaning all seating is unreserved and available on a “First Come, First Serve” basis.
  • The Michigan Theatre of Jackson is a non-smoking facility.
  • Alcohol is sold only to members of The Michigan Theatre of Jackson.  One day memberships may be available for purchase at the cost of one dollar ($1).
  • DO NOT use tape, pins, tacks or nails on wood or plaster surfaces.
  • The Michigan Theatre of Jackson has a limited number of 6ft and 8ft tables (with linens) for renter’s use.
  • Date holds are taken on a first come basis.
  • Rentals must be contracted by the first date of the month prior to the month in which rental is to occur or date is considered forfeited. One half of the rental fee is required upon signing of the contract. The balance of the rental fee is due one week (7 days) prior to rental date.
  • All ticketing is presented online or at the box office during office hours.  Charges are incurred by the customer.
  • You must be 18 years or older with valid ID to attend concerts at The Michigan Theatre of Jackson or be accompanied by an adult. We card everyone, so come prepared!
  • Your belongings are your responsibility. The parking lot is lighted. However, we do not patrol the parking lot and we are not liable or responsible for any items left in your car. We have no storage available, so we suggest bring only items needed to a show.
  • Camera policies depend on the artists, so check the website or ask as you come in the door. At no time can customers use audio recording devices during performances.
  • The Michigan Theatre of Jackson does not allow any behavior that is a potential hazard to entertainers or guests.   Be respectful of other guests. We want everyone to have fun!
  • Stage Diving is not allowed, ever. Any customer attempting (successful or not) to get on the stage will be asked to leave and escorted out the door.
  • We won’t serve minors. If we observe anyone supplying alcohol to minors, security will be notified. If you use drugs in The Michigan Theatre of Jackson, you will be subject to prosecution under the law.
  • State of Michigan law prohibits smoking in any part of the venue, including the restrooms.
  • Guests are permitted to exit and re-enter the venue with valid ticket stub.  They may be subject to search.
  • If our staff perceives an item in a guest’s possession to be a weapon, entry will be prohibited. All carry-in items/bags, including purses, will be searched. Please allow sufficient time upon arrival for screening.
  • The Michigan of Jackson reserves the right, without refund of any amount paid, to refuse admission to, or eject, any person whose conduct management deems disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language or who fails to comply with The Michigan Theatre of Jackson house rules. Breach of terms or rules will terminate your license to attend the event without refund. A ticket is a revocable license and admission may be refused upon refunding the ticket’s face amount. A ticket is not redeemable for cash.
  • You and your belongings will be searched on entry to the event. You consent to such searches and waive any related claims that may arise. If you elect not to consent to such searches, you will be denied entry to the event without refund or other compensation. Under The Michigan Theatre of Jackson rules, certain items may not be brought into the premises, including without limitation, alcohol, drugs, controlled substances, cameras, recording devices, bundles and containers, weapons, or firearms (regardless of license).
  • You assume all risks incidental to the event for which a ticket is issued, whether before, during or after performance and you waive any claims for personal injury or death against The Michigan Theatre of Jackson on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor.

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124 N. Mechanic StreetJackson, Michigan 49201