Rent the Hall

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Expenses are determined by production requirements - please use this sheet for budget purposes only.

Download the Schedule of Charges (PDF)

 

Rentals
Monday through Thursday: $5,400
Friday through Sunday: $5,700
Holidays (state & federal): $6,800

Services included:

  • 2.5 hour performance
  • 5 hour public occupancy
  • Stage Manager & additional BSO stage
  • Heating/Air Conditioning
  • Concert lighting (orchestral white)
  • Electrician & HVAC technician

 

 

Front of House Personnel
Front of House personnel for (1) concert: $4,800

Services Included:

  • Front of House Manager
  • Additional FOH supervisors, staff, coat check, door, matron & access coordinators
  • Private security

 

 

Required Fees

  • Boston Police $1,400
    Boston Police (traffic & security detail) 
    NOTE: BPD required for ALL events.
  • Orchestra/Band Rehearsal $1,800
    (3 hour max. without prior approval***)
  • Soloist & Accompanist Rehearsal $1,000
    (3 hour max. without prior approval***)
  • Rehearsal within (2) hours of stated performance $ N/C
    (subject to availability)
  • Entertainment License $150

***NOTE: Rehearsal requests beyond (3) hours are subject to  availability. Cost is pro-rated request to the nearest ½ hour.

 

Box Office
Box Office Services $1,700

Services Included:

  • programming & sales set up
  • (12) weeks [max] of sales via
  • staffing on night of performance
  • weekly sales reporting
  • ticket printing (BSO stock)

Consignment (excess of 1,000) $1000
Stage Seats (when possible, per seat) $15

 

 

Additional Charges
SOUND
BSO Audio Engineer (A1) $600
NOTE: Charge is for a (10) hour "day rate" OT is 1.5 times per hour after (10) hours. Rate may be affected by BSO/OSE schedule.
House PA System $2000

Services included:

  • House P.A. (d&b Q1 left/right array)
  • (3) center subs (if applicable)
  • BSO equipment (mics, mic cables, etc)


Monitor System $350
NOTE: May require an additional sound tech (A2).
Additional labor not included.

 

LIGHTS
Color wash $1,200
Services include:

  • (3) primary color washes
  • minimal programming
  • operator for performance

Solo wash $750
Services include:

  • white or colored lighting
  • fixed position (no programming)

Spotlight $200
NOTE: Please note that ALL spotlights require IATSE Local #11 personnel. Labor not included.

BSO Video Engineer/Projectionist $600
Projector (Barco - 18,000 lumen HD w/ lens) $2,500
NOTE: Price may vary based on additional Licensee requirements - includes BSO screen [20' x 15' - U.S. Center].

INSTRUMENTATION / STAGE CONSTRUCTION

  • Steinway Piano (includes [1] tuning) $500
  • Organ Console (includes [1] tuning) $2,800
  • Choral Risers [(1) - (4) levels] $1,600
  • Platform Decks (4' x 8' sections w/ adjustable legs) $75
  • Stage Extension (all lengths) $3,000
    NOTE: Please contact BSO for more information.

MISC.

  • No Intermission $300
  • Additional Load-In (single use fee) $500
    NOTE: This will apply to those who request access 4 hours or more prior to the stated Duration of Engagement.
  • Parking Permits (price varies by size of request) $200
  • Program Inserts $150
  • Stage Seating $15
  • Merchandise Commission
    Books, CD's & DVD's 10%
    All other types 30%
    NOTE: BSO does not provide sellers. Licensee will provide back up of all sale transactions to BSO. MA state tax is 6.25% - Licensee responsible for reporting tax.

FUNCTION / SPECIAL EVENT / REHEARSAL SPACE 
Additional space is leased on a 2.5 hour event basis. Additional time can be arranged pending availability. Prices will be prorated on a per hour basis.

  • Higginson Hall $3,900
  • Higginson Hall South $2,300
  • Higginson Hall North $2,100
  • Nathan R. Miller Room $1,200
  • Cabot-Cahners Room $2,750
  • O'Block-Kay Room (not available pre-concert) $2,500
  • Chorus Room $500

OVERTIME
Overtime begins two and one half (2.5) hours after the stated Duration of Performance.

  • 01 to 15 minutes: $750
  • 16 to 30 minutes: $1,500
  • 31 to 45 minutes: $2,250
  • 46 to 60 minutes: $3,000

Audio/Video Recording & Broadcast
Separate contract(s) govern the broadcast/reproduction/distribution of all material recording in Symphony Hall. Symphony Hall will coordinate the vendors, engineers, etc for all recordings at Symphony through preferred vendors. Please coordinate any Prices listed below do not include the cost of engineers, recording equipment, materials or other associated costs.

AUDIO

  • Archival $750
  • Non-Commercial $1,150
  • Commercial $2,100 VIDEO
     

VIDEO

  • Archival $ 1,150 
  • Non-Commercial $ 2,300 
  • Commercial $ 3,500 

 

 

Non-Profit Discount
A current tax exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service (state or federal) must submitted to be considered for non-profit discount(s).

  • (09) performances or less per SEASON $ (400)
  • (10) performances or more per SEASON $ (600)

 

 

For further information and bookings, please contact:

Event Services at 617-638-9240

These charges are subject to change without notice.