Rent the Hall
Rent Symphony Hall
All fees are subject to change without notice.
Expenses are determined by production requirements - please use this for budget purposes only. For information and bookings, please contact Events Services at (617) 638-9240.
Monday through Thursday: $5,400
Friday through Sunday: $5,700
Holidays (state & federal): $6,800
- 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
Front of House personnel for (1) concert: $4,800
- Front of House Manager
- Additional FOH supervisors, staff, coat check, door, matron & access coordinators
- Private security
Boston Police security detail: $1,400
Orchestra/Band Rehearsal (3 hour max. without prior approval):
Soloist & Accompanist Rehearsal (3 hour max. without prior approval): $1,000
Rehearsal within (2) hours of stated performance (subject to availability): $N/C
NOTE: Rehearsal requests beyond (3) hours are subject to availability. Cost is pro-rated request to the nearest½ hour.
Box Office Services: $1,400
- programming & sales set up
- (12) weeks [max] of sales via
- staffing on night of performance
- weekly sales reporting
Ticket printing: $300
Consignment (excess of 1,000): $1,000
Stage Seats (when possible, per seat): $15
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 impacted by Hall's performance schedule.
House PA System $2000
- Services include:
- House P.A. (d&b Q1 left/right array)
- (3) block center subs (flown)
- BSO equipment (mics, mic cables, etc)
Monitor System $350
NOTE: May require an additional sound tech (A2). Additional labor not included.
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)
- NOTE:Please note that ALL spotlights require IATSE Local #11 personnel. Labor not included.
BSO Video Engineer/Projectionist: $600
Projector (Barco - 14,000 lumen HD w/ lens): $2,500
NOTE: Price may vary based on additional Licensee requirements - includes BSO screen [20' x 15' - U.S. Center].
Instrumental / Stage
Steinway Piano (includes  tuning): $500
Organ Console (includes  tuning): $2,800
Choral Risers ( -  levels): $1,600
Platform Decks (4' x 8' sections w/ adjustable legs):
Stage Extension (all sizes): $3,000
NOTE: Fee may be waived, in writing, by BSO dependant on Hall performance schedule.
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 request): $200
Program Inserts: $150
Stage Seating: $15
- 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% - promoter responsible for reporting tax.
Function / Special Event /
Additional space is leased on a 3 hour event period. Additional time can be arranged pending availability. Prices will be prorated on a per hour basis.
Higginson Hall (North & South): $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 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 &
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 or materials or other directly associated costs.
Archival Audio: $750
Non-Commercial Audio: $1,150
Commercial Audio: $2,100
Archival Video: $1,150
Non-Commercial Video: $2,300
Commercial Video: $3,500
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)