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The Merriam Theater opened on August 26, 1918 as the Sam S. Shubert Theater. In the early years, Gershwin musicals and Al Jolson reviews graced the stage. John Barrymore played Hamlet in the '20s and burlesque was featured in the '30s. Other performers included Helen Hayes, Katherine Hepburn, Sammy Davis, Jr., Angela Lansbury and Sir Lawrence Olivier. The 1840 seat theater was taken over in 1972 by the University of the Arts, and in 1991 was renamed and dedicated to John W. Merriam, a local entrepreneur, who was active on the Board of Directors for many years.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

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

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How To Book -
Hours Of Operation -
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Security
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Box office staff, Sound technician, Ushers
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 6375.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit
Technology -
Flooring Wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 45 ft x 42 ft with 65 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 1840
Seating Fixed, Raked, Multi level

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories -
Audio Equipment -
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
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This space was last updated on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 10:48AM