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Curtis Theatre Rental Reservation Form

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  2. Curtis Theatre

    Brea Civic & Cultural Center - 1 Civic Center Circle Brea, California 92821 | 714- 990-7729 |

  3. Rental Reservation Form*

    Important Note: 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. If you have not yet secured a date for your rental, please contact Kris Kataoka ( and/or Elliot Forrester ( before continuing.
    Once your date has been reserved, 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.

  4. Phone or Tablet Compatibility *
    Some users experience technical issues when attempting to submit this form via phone or tablet. It is HIGHLY recommended that potential clients complete this form using a desktop or laptop computer.
  5. General Information
  6. Contact Person Information
    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
  7. Organization Information
    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
  8. Non-Profit?*
  9. 501(c)(3) Foundation Employer Identification Number

  10. Secondary Contact Information
    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.
  11. Insurance*

    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 information about insurance options.

  12. Deposit*
    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
  13. Please provide the name of your event as you would like it to be seen by the public.
  14. Schedule

    Please remember, when scheduling your event, to allow enough time to load in and strike your props, sets, and technical elements. 
    It is highly recommended that you allow at least one hour to prepare for your event before the scheduled start time.
    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.)

  15. Technical Information

    Please check desired items:

  16. The following equipment is available at additional charge:

    Check all that apply

  17. Staff Duties

    Each Curtis Theatre rental comes with one technician. Other staff is available at an additional cost. Below, please indicate what job duties our staff will be performing for your event.
    Note: A single technician can cover basic lighting and audio duties. If either job requires more attention, it is highly recommended that additional staff is scheduled. Consult the Curtis Theatre Technical Director if you have any questions.

  18. Note: Additional staff will be scheduled for the entire duration of your rental unless otherwise noted. A 4 hour minimum still applies.

  19. Note: Additional staff will be scheduled for the entire duration of your rental unless otherwise noted. A 4 hour minimum still applies.

  20. Note: Additional staff will be scheduled for the entire duration of your rental unless otherwise noted. A 4 hour minimum still applies.

  21. Note: Additional staff will be scheduled for the entire duration of your rental unless otherwise noted. A 4 hour minimum still applies.

  22. Note: Additional staff will be scheduled for the entire duration of your rental unless otherwise noted. A four-hour minimum still applies.

  23. Will a set be used?*
  24. (Optional)
  25. Are you planning on using any of the following?

    Note: The Curtis Theatre does not rent or provide this equipment. This declaration of usage is for liability purposes only.

  26. Artificial Smoke, Fog, or Haze*
  27. Artificial Snow (Any type of apparatus)*
  28. Strobe Lights or Strobe Lighting Effects*
  29. Weapons (Swords, knives, firing or non-firing guns)*
  30. If possible, please list what machine(s) you will be using and their general location.

  31. If possible, please list what type of apparatus you will be using and its general location.

  32. Note: If you are planning on using strobe effects, it is highly advisable that you post warnings to your audience for those who may be sensitive to these types of effects. These warnings can be in the form of lobby signage, program notices, and/or pre-show announcements.

  33. Please describe the type(s) of weapons you will be using. Check all that apply.*
  34. Blade Safety*
  35. Firearm Safety*
    • Always Keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction. Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot.
    • Treat all guns as though they are loaded.
    • Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
    • Always be sure of your target and what's beyond It.
  36. Please describe the type(s) of weapon(s) you will be using.

  37. Weapon Acknowledgement *
  38. I understand that the following are strictly prohibited in the Curtis Theatre:*
    Check all boxes
  39. All drops, banners, curtains, drapes, and set pieces must be flame retardant.*
    Check the following box.
  40. Box Office Information

    If requested, the City can operate the Curtis Theatre Box Office and conduct all ticket sales. A $200 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.)

  41. Will Box Office services be utilized?*
  42. Concessions

    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 $25 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.

  43. 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.
  44. Will concessions services be utilized?*

    $25 per hour fee, 4 hour minimum

  45. Will beer and wine service be utilized?

    $100 per day fee

  46. Plaza Rental Policy

    The area immediately outside the lobby doors of the Curtis Theatre is available for use for the duration of your rental. If you wish to extend more than 15 feet beyond the doors, you will need to add the rental of the plaza area. This must be requested at least 30 days in advance and is subject to approval. If approved, the plaza space can be rented for $100 per hour with a four-hour minimum. 

    • Since the plaza is a public space, the City of Brea cannot guarantee exclusivity or security. You may post signage alerting the public that there is an event occurring.
    • Rental of the plaza must run concurrently with an existing Curtis Theatre rental and cannot be reserved independently.
    • The Curtis Theatre does not rent or provide tables, chairs, or other equipment for this space. 
    • Any tables, chairs, catering, or other equipment cannot be delivered prior to the contracted plaza rental start time.
    • The rental will not be considered complete until all tables, chairs, catering, and other equipment have been removed from the plaza. No items may be left on the plaza overnight.
    • If necessary, the Curtis Theatre can provide additional trash cans for the plaza. However, these must not be overfilled. Any excess trash, recycling, or food waste must be disposed of in the dumpster adjacent to the Curtis Theatre loading dock or taken away by the rental client.
    • All events on the plaza are subject to Fire Marshall inspection. 
    • Additional restrictions may apply.
  47. Are you interested in renting the plaza space?*

    $100 per hour fee, 4 hour minimum

  48. Video Recording Policy

    With your rental of the Curtis Theatre, you may film, photograph, or otherwise record your event under the following conditions:

    • You follow all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws and regulations.
    • At no point does recording take place outdoors or away from Curtis Theatre facilities.

    Any recording taking place in public outdoor spaces will require a filming permit from the City of Brea. These permits are subject to fees and must be filed at least 30 days prior to your event.

    Note: The Curtis Theatre does not provide photography or video recording services.

  49. Are you planning on filming, photographing, or otherwise recording your event?*
  50. City of Brea Filming Permit*

    Information about applying for a City of Brea Filming Permit will be sent to you.

  51. Advertising Policy*

    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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