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Rental of The Midland Theatre

Midland Theatre


The Newark Midland Theatre Association is a local organization dedicated to building value in our community with the positive, shared experiences of the performing arts, both locally produced and nationally recognized, in the beautifully restored Midland Theatre. Built in 1928, The Midland Theatre annually presents touring and local artists through its performance series and other events.

Rental Fees
  • A $500.00 security deposit and signed contract are due 90 days in advance to secure the date of the event.
  • 50% of the estimated rental charge is due 60 days in advance of event.
  • Remaining charges from the rental will be billed following the event
Shows (Before labor, equipment, licensing, & fees)

Full Rental: $5,000.00
*The daily rate is increased by 50% for a second show on the same day. EX. For $5,000.00 rental, a second show would cost $1,750.00, bringing the base fee total to $5,250.00.*
Single Weekday Rental – 9am to 5pm $250/hr or $1,500/day

Weddings (Before labor, equipment, & fees)

Wedding Ceremony: $1,800.00
Wedding Ceremony & On-Stage Reception: $3,500.00

Meetings (Before labor, equipment, & fees)

Business Meeting/Presentation on stage: $350 for 3 hours
Board Room Meeting: $125/half day or $250/full day (10 hour)
Lobby/Gallery: Pricing is event dependent

Photography (Before labor, equipment, & fees)

Marquee Usage - Text & Photography: $50/hr or $250/day (24 hours)
Lobby Photoshoot: 9am-5pm. $150/day or $100/hour
Add $100 per hr for time outside of business hrs
Theatre Photoshoot: 9am-5pm. $100/hour $500/day
Add $100 per hr for time outside of business hrs
Theatre & Marquee Photoshoot: 9am-5pm. $150/hour $750/day
Add $100 per hr for time outside of business hrs
An Annual Fund Membership to the Midland Theatre is included with all “Day” rentals.
Rental fees for charitable organizations, arts organizations and schools are discounted 50%.

Theatre Rental Charge Summary Example

One-Day Weekend Event Rental Fee: $5,000.00
Stage hand*: $ 350.00
Sound engineer*: $ 300.00
Lighting Tech*: $ 300.00
Security*: $ 90.00
Procurement Fee 15% on Labor & Equipment Rental: $ 156.00
Historic Preservation fee for non-ticketed event ($2.00 per attendee): $ 600.00
*Crew fees subject to change due to availability, rehearsal time, etc.
For questions regarding technical support, equipment, and stage dimensions, please contact: Robin Pickenpaugh, (740) 349-9218 x 3,
For questions regarding contract, scheduling, ticketing, and front-of-house, please contact: Doug Avery, (740) 349-9218 x 8,

Physical Address

The Midland Theatre
36 N. Park Place
Newark, OH 43055

Mailing Address

The Midland Theatre
P.O. Box 550
Newark, OH 43058-0550

Web Site

Contact Information

Phone – Administrative Office: 740-349-9218
Fax: 740-349-7223
Box Office: 740-349-LIVE (5483)