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Gerry Givnish Theatre (Main Stage)

Painted Bride Art CenterEditEdit Description

Wrapped in a shimmering mosaic, the Painted Bride Art Center is one of the most unique facilities in Philadelphia – the perfect place to host your memorable event. The Bride is conveniently located in the heart of Old City’s hot gallery circuit, near public transportation and parking. Our building and facility services are available for rental year-round with professional, friendly technical and house staff on-hand to make your event run smoothly.

For more details about our rental space, facility services and how we can accommodate your specific special event needs, please contact Siobhan Groves, Rentals Manager, at 215-925-9914 ext. 14 or

Through our rental services, Painted Bride is committed to providing affordable, well-equipped performance and meeting space to fulfill the needs of the Philadelphia community.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot, Audition
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use -


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Once you have decided on a date and schedule, a contract will be drafted and sent via email. The Renter then signs and returns the contract along with a non-refundable, 50% deposit. Our Executive Director will sign it and you will receive a fully executed contract.

The date is not secure without a signed contract and a 50% deposit.

The balance is due one month before the event.

Hours Of Operation Event rentals are based on an 8-hour day, and the schedule is subject to approval by the organization. Rates per day are as follows: Non-Profit: Monday - Tuesday: $800 Wednesday - Thursday: $1,200 Friday - Saturday: $1,600 Sunday: $1,400 For-Profit, Weddings, Private Parties: Monday - Tuesday: $1,200 Wednesday - Thursday: $1,500 Friday - Saturday: $2,000 Sunday: $1,750 Hourly rate for meetings and auditions: $25 per hour
Rental Policy Rentals are scheduled around Painted Bride Art Center's season programming. Our daily flat rates include consist of one 8-hour day (Load in, set up, event, and load out) and include one Technical Assistant and a House Manager. With all rentals you have access to the entire facility; including 200-250 seat theater, bi-level gallery, and reception/cafe space.
Cancellation Policy Termination, Default. In the event that Licensee fails, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement, all rights of Licensee under this Agreement shall cease and Licensee shall be considered in default. This Agreement may be revoked at any time by PBAC upon written notice to Licensee delivered or mailed to the address specified below. In the event of such revocation or cancellation, the sole obligation of PBAC shall be to refund a pro rata share of any fees prepaid by Licensee for use of the Theater; provided, however, that PBAC shall not be obligated to refund any fees in the event such revocation or cancellation is due to a breach of this Agreement by Licensee. In case of cancellation by Licensee, the deposit (one half of the total fee for the rental) and the security deposit shall be non-refundable.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Technical director, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 5625.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology WiFi
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley laid
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Flexible stage
Stage Dimensions 54 ft x 28 ft with 13 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 250
Seating Raked, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano, Music stands, 6' Steinway B
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, Cyclorama, DVD player
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous Other Available Services - Box Office ($500) - includes ticket fulfillment, printing and mailing ahead of your event, online sales through, staffing on the night of your event, and marketing assistance as outlined below - Marketing Assitance ($300) - a dedicated page on our website, inclusion in the Bride Recommends section of an e-blast going out to 6,500-plus subscribers leading up to your event, posting about the event via Facebook/Twitter, flier stuffed in one Painted Bride program, prominent placement of advertising material at the Bride - Additional Tech Staff ($150/per person, per day) - Steinway Baby Grand Piano ($200 per day) - LCD projector ($200 per contract) - Hourly rate over 8 hours - $200 per hour

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - $2,000 - -
Photo Shoot - $1,000 - -
Special Event - $2,000 - -
Meeting $25 - - -
Video/Film Shoot - $1,000 - -
Audition $25 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - $1,600 - -
Photo Shoot - $800 - -
Special Event - $1,600 - -
Meeting $20 - - -
Video/Film Shoot - $800 - -
Audition $20 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 11:10AM