Rent the Nick

Information and Rates

The Nickelodeon Theatre is the perfect venue for your next special occasion or event!

For all rental requests, please read all rental information below, then email your request to Kaitlin McKnight at [email protected].

 Please be aware of the following parameters:

  • The Nickelodeon is available for rentals Monday–Thursday 7 a.m. — 1 a.m., Friday–Sunday 7 a.m.– 2 p.m. The Theatre is not available for rentals after 2 p.m. Friday–Sunday.
    • You are welcome to contact the Nickelodeon with inquiries at any time.
    • All rental time-frames must include time for load-in, set-up, seating, total running times, exiting, and break-down.
    • Rental rates are hourly with a three hour minimum.
    • All guests should have exited and all gear should be removed from the building by the end of the rental time-frame.
  • The Nickelodeon reserves the right to hold screenings for our second screen during your event unless you have rented both theaters.
Theater Seating Capacity ADA
Downstairs

Before 2 p.m. Mon–Thurs $650

+ $200 for each additional hour

After 2 p.m. Mon–Thurs $1050

+ $350 for each additional hour

Before 2 p.m. Fri–Sun $1050

+ $350 for each additional hour

After 2 p.m. Fri–Sun No Rentals

99 Two wheelchair accessible spaces
Upstairs

Before 2 p.m. Mon–Thurs $950

+ $300 for each additional hour

After 2 p.m. Mon–Thurs $1500

+ $500 for each additional hour

Before 2 p.m. Fri–Sun $1500

+ $500 for each additional hour

After 2 p.m. Fri–Sun No Rentals

119 Three wheelchair accessible spaces

Rates denoted are for a minimum three hour time block. The Nickelodeon is not available for rentals after 2 p.m. Friday–Sunday.

Base rental rate includes

  • One theater manager
  • One usher after 2 p.m.
  • Use of the following items:
      • Two 8” buffet tables
      • Two black tablecloths
      • Cashbox
      • A-frame easel
      • Wi-fi connection

Projection Assistance

  • If your event requires a projectionist for the presentation of a film, digital file, conversation, live streaming, or any other technologically complex program a Nickelodeon projectionist can be hired for $25 an hour for a two hour minimum.

Technical capabilities

  • DCP, Blu-Ray, DVD, digital files, and live streaming
  • HDMI capabilities for Apple and Windows digital presentations
  • Teleconferencing such as Skype and Google Hangouts
  • Two wireless microphones

Concessions

  • The Nickelodeon is happy to customize a concessions package to meet your needs.
  • Unlimited popcorn
    • $225 downstairs
    • $275 upstairs

Ticketing

  • Nickelodeon ushers manage theater entry for all rental events.
  • A guest list is required for all events.

Lobby Use

  • Exclusive use of the lobby is only available for two theater rentals and rentals before 2 p.m.
  • As the Nickelodeon reserves the right to hold screenings for our second screen during your event, the lobby will be shared with Nickelodeon guests after 2 p.m.

Merchandise

  • Merchandise may be sold.
  • One cashbox, two 8” buffet tables, and two black tablecloths are made available to all renters and may be used for selling merchandise.
  • Additional Nick staff may be added to the rental agreement to run a merchandise table with a fee of $25 per hour for a two hour minimum.

Marketing

  • Renters are responsible for all marketing and outreach for their events.

Hold Harmless Agreement

  • All renters must sign a hold harmless agreement form, which will be provided by the Nickelodeon.

 Optional add-ons

  • Film copyright permission assistance
    • If you are screening a film under copyright you must secure the rights to screen this film. If you need help with this the Nickelodeon charges 20% of the film’s cost.
  • Additional Nick staff can be hired for approved tasks for $25/hr (two hour minimum)
  • Technical/projection assistance for $25/hr (two hour minimum)
  • Manned concessions with one Nick staff for $12/hr (two hour minimum)
    • The Nickelodeon will retain 100% of all concessions sales
  • Unmanned coat check for $50 flat-rate
  • Manned coat check for $75 flat-rate
  • Marquee listing for $250 flat-rate
    • 35 character maximum
    • Listing placed one hour before the event
  • A flat fee of $200 applies if outside catering is utilized.
    • Catering fore events is at the discretion of the Nick

Concert Rentals

  • The Nickelodeon permits concert rentals up to 85db.

Additional Information

  • Liquor
    • Outside alcohol is only permitted with prior approval from staff.
  • Parking
    • The Nickelodeon does not provide parking or valet services.
    • There are two parking garages within a block of the theater. The Municipal Parking Garage at the corner of Assembly and Taylor has 5 hour parking meters on its lowest level. After 5pm there is usually ample street parking on Main Street at the regular metered spaces.
  • Smoke-free facility
    • The Nickelodeon is a smoke-free facility. No smoking, cooking, or open-flame is allowed on site or within 25 feet of the venue, as the Nickelodeon houses costly projection equipment that is easily damaged by smoke. Any renters or renter’s guests in violation of this request will be asked to leave the premises.
  • Lost and Found
    • The Nickelodeon will make every attempt to return any lost item to its owner, and will hold any lost items in our lost and found for 30 days.
  • City, County, State, and Federal Laws
    • Renters must comply with all applicable city, county, State, and Federal laws and will commit no illegal acts on the premises.
  • Conduct
    • All guests will conduct themselves appropriately and will respect all Nickelodeon staff.

Securing a date

  • A meeting and walk-through with the rental coordinator is mandatory before the signing of the contract.
  • 50% of the rental fee is due at the signing of the contract.