Rental Information

Mainstage Seating


  Standard Non-Profit Sponsored Departmental
Performance Day: $440 $350 $240 $140
Rehearsal Day: $165 $150 $90 $50
Technicians: $50 per hour, per person (4 hour minimum)
Weekend Custodial: $150 minimum

Equipment Fee: $50


All events are required to be covered by insurance.  The University of Alaska self-insurance covers official UAA events.  Official Anchorage School District events are covered by ASD insurance.  Most non-profit and for-profit organizations have insurance that may cover an off-site event.  Your carrier can fax a copy of your insurance rider to (907) 786-1799 attn: Cedar Cussins to complete this requirement. 

If you do not have a carrier and need to purchase insurance for your event, the University of Alaska provides renters the option of purchasing insurance through the Tenants' and Users' Liability Insurance Policy (TULIP). Call (907) 450-8157, or visit the Office of Risk Services website for more information

Reservation Requests

Reservations must be approved by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Reservation requests during the academic year (late August - early May) are generally not accepted. During that period, the space is in use by the Department of Theatre and Dance for productions and production preparations.
If you are affiliated with the university and have a UAA login, please enter your reservation request in 25Live.

If you do not have a UAA username and password, please contact Cedar Cussins, the Fine Arts Building Manager, at or 907-786-4890. Reservation forms are below.


Renters are required to provide ushers for events in the Mainstage.  Ushers should arrive at least 1 hour before the event is set to begin and familiarize themselves with the locations of the restrooms and nearest exits.

Ushers are responsible for making sure that food and drinks are kept out of the venue and every patron has a seat. 

In an emergency, Ushers are responsible for helping patrons locate the nearest unobstructed exit from the building and checking the venue to see that all patrons were able to evacuate. 

Technical Assistance

$50 per hour per person with a 4 hour minimum per session.  During the school year, student staff may be available at a lower rate.

A Fine Arts Building Technician or building liaison is required to be present at all times when the light/sound booth is open.

Fine Arts Building Technicians are able to assist with lighting, video projections and basic audio (microphones for lecturers).  For more complicated audio needs, such as live music reinforcement, it is highly recommended that a professional audio engineer is hired.  A list of audio engineers who have worked in the venue recently can be provided upon request.

Video Recordings

Video recordings of events are not provided.  A list of companies who specialize in video production and have worked in the venue recently can be provided upon request.

Box Office and Advertising

Rentals do not include advertising, box office access or ticketing through the Fine Arts Box Office.

For University and club events, ticketing is available through UAATix.

Advertisements may be posted on the bulletin boards along the hallways on either side of ARTS 150.  Posting on doors, pillars or walls is not permitted.

Event Parking

Parking is enforced Monday – Thursday from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Individual permits can be purchased at the Pay N Park in front of the Fine Arts Building. If you would like to include parking for your event, please request it when you make the reservation.

Visit Parking Services website or call  786-1119.

Lobby and Common Spaces

Use of the second floor lobby is generally included in Mainstage Theatre rentals unless otherwise indicated.  However, private or exclusive use of lobby is not possible.

The Fine Arts Building has 3 performance spaces, 2 lecture halls and an art gallery.  Please be courteous to other events in the building by keeping noise levels down. 

Moving, covering or tampering with equipment, displays or artwork is not permitted and may result in cancellation of your current event and/or future events. 

Lobby furniture may be moved with approval for the duration of an event as long as all pieces are restored to their original locations immediately after the event.

Dressing Rooms

The Mainstage Theatre has two dressing rooms, a makeup room and a green room.  These rooms are shared with the Harper Studio. If you are interested in using them, please request them when you place your reservation so that the Building Manager can make the necessary arrangements.

Food and Beverages

Seawolf Dining & Catering is the exclusive caterer on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. All on-campus events with food costing more than $500 must be catered by Seawolf Dining & Catering. Sample menus and pricing can be found on their website.

Selling food or beverages as concessions is not permitted, except at UofA events or by registered UAA clubs.

Food and beverages are not permitted in any of the venues in the Fine Arts Building.  Please have the ushers gather cups and plates at the doors.

Custodial cleanup may be required after events that serve food.

Please do not serve items that are likely to stain such as; red drinks, tomato sauce and heavily dyed food items.

Alcohol service requires a UAA permit.  If you intend to serve alcohol, please notify the Building Manager at least a month in advance to allow for time to process the paperwork.


Please place all trash in designated trash bins.  Dumpsters are located on the South end of the building for overflow.

Minors on Campus

UAA guidelines for minors on campus must be followed, including minimum chaperone levels.  Please visit Risk Management's website to learn more.