Rent the Theater

Seating at The Old Theater

Have your show, event or meeting at The Old Theater.

You can rent the Old Theater for your business, community or entertainment event. We have a graduated schedule of rates depending on time, date and purpose, and provide support for your technical needs.

Certain users whose purpose is education, and where there is no cost to participants, may use the Old Theater at no cost Monday through Thursday, between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, agencies of federal, state, county or municipal government, public or private higher educational institutions and secondary and primary schools, for which the intended use is not a “for-profit” event. Users are entitled to 2 hours of access time and up to three technical support for stage lighting, sound and projection. Free leasing is reviewed and granted on a per-event basis.

Daily rate Monday - Thursday: $300, Friday - Sunday: 350. $60 discount for each consecutive day of use. A $75 non-refundable cleaning fee is required. All applications must be accompanied by a $150.00 booking deposit. Rental fee includes up to three technical support (i.e. lighting, sound, projection) without extra charge and set up/rehearsal time the day of the event. Set up/rehearsal time on days other than the event is granted on a per-event basis and may result in an additional charge.

Rates are subject to change without notice. Lessees to provide their own support personnel (stage hands, ticket takers, ushers and other house staff) and arrange for their own advertising and printing of tickets, posters and programs. Technical equipment may be operated by authorized theater personnel only. Requests for technical support must be made at the time of reservation and must be accompanied by detailed lighting/sound requirements. Technical needs beyond those which are normally provided by the Old Theater are at the Lessee’s expense.

Email to for more information. Or click here to download our latest Rental Agreement: Old Theater Rental Agreement.pdf

The Old Theater

609 Broad Street

Oriental, NC 28571

(252) 249 – 0477

Designed & developed in North Carolina by Steven Loe