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We have a very full season of plays and events we produce each year but we like to make our facility available to outside groups, when we can. Priority is given to arts groups and nonprofits.


Magenta Theater

1108 Main Street

Vancouver, WA 98660


Eileen Levya

  • What types of events can the theater be used for?
    Magenta theater is available for virtually any type of event, except: -Movies (We do not have a large screen or licenses for that activity.) -Weddings / Receptions / Private Parties -Political Events
  • What days are available to rent the theater?
    The theater can be rented any time and day of the week, depending on what best fits into our existing schedule. Availability can fluctuate, but if you look at the calendar on our website you can see what dates may be available. The best times for availability are generally right after a show closes or shortly thereafter. Week-long or multi-weekend events are not usually feasible without planning months in advance.
  • What is the cost to rent the theater?
    The theater rents for $600-$1200 per performance day, depending on time/duration of use and activity. Additional "off peak days" (Mon-Thurs) may be available for $400 per day, if available.
  • What insurance is required to rent the theater?
    To rent out Magenta Theater, you must have or purchase a minimum $2 million event liability insurance policy that names Magenta Theater as additional insured for the duration of the rental period.
  • What are the technical features of Magenta Theater?
    Magenta Theater has a state-of-the-art LED lighting system and an excellent sound system. Lighting is limited to full wash on stage, up and down with some limited looks possible with approval. One tech operator is included in the price of theater rental and will oversee any use of the boards. Additional tech time is $25 an hour for anything outside the normal setup.
  • What areas and equipment are included with my rental?
    Rental of the theater includes full use of our lobby, stage, restrooms, and green room for the duration of your rental. Basic sound and lighting are included free of charge as part of your rental. One tech operator is included in the price of the rental and will oversee any use of the boards. Additional tech time is $25 an hour for anything outside the normal setup Pipe and drape is also available, free of charge, to mask off the stage space if there are other items on stage during your rental. (On rare occasions the stage may be completely empty for use, but usually a set will be in place for the next production.) We do not have a sprung floor for dance.
  • What equipment can be rented in addition to the theater space?
    Magenta has the following equipment that can be added to your event rental. We do not rent equipment for events that are not part of a theater rental. 3200 Lumen Projector - $150 per event Spot Light - $50 per day Operators are not included with equipment rental and will incur an additional charge of $25/hour per operator.
  • Are concession sales included in my rental?
    If you would like concessions to be available at your event, Magenta offers a full-service concessions area with liquor license. Concessions must be run by the theater with all profits going to Magenta Theater.
  • What are the stage layout and dimensions?
    When no other set pieces are on the stage, the dimensions are 37 ' wide x 20' deep. There are exits on both the stage right and stage left sides, with a hallway behind to cross between the two. Stairs come up from the basement/green room on both sides. PLEASE NOTE: Set pieces/walls may be on the stage which will reduce available space. Check with us for estimates.
  • What is the audience capacity of Magenta Theater?
    Magenta's audience can hold a total of 142 audience members in our BRAND NEW seats!
  • What does the green room feature?
    Our basement green room includes 4 dressing rooms and a long make-up area with tables, mirrors, and lighting that will seat up to 8 people at a time. The space also includes a single-use bathroom exclusively for talent and an open area that is ideal for warm-up.
  • Can I exchange my ticket for another night?
    Yes. If you need to change your reservation, a $5 handling fee ($2 per person for GROUPS) will be assessed per order.
  • What is Magenta's refund policy?
    Magenta does not offer refunds for no-shows or latecomers.
  • What is Magenta's inclement weather policy?
    If a performance is canceled due to weather, we will try to accommodate with another performance date of that production. If that is not possible, a gift certificate for a future production will be issued. No cash refunds unless we cancel a performance due to non-weather reasons.
  • Is parking available?
    Parking is available on-street only. On evenings and weekends, street parking is free. Plan ahead as it can be busy!
  • What time do the doors open for audience members?
    Doors open 1/2 an hour before showtime.
  • What is the age limit for audience members?
    Magenta Theater is a family-friendly company and encourages the participation and attendance of our younger fans and supporters at its shows. For our MagenTOTS productions, children of all ages are welcome to attend. Children under the age of two (2) are free. For all other performances, including Main Stage Shows, MIT, MagentaROCKS!, Black Chair, and any other show type, well-behaved children aged seven (7) and older are welcome. In order to respect the experience of all audience members, we ask that you not bring children under 7 years to our shows. Audience members with small children should be prepared to step outside if the younger ones become disruptive. Thank you for understanding and for being respectful of all audience members.
  • Can I bring my own food and/or beverages?
    For health code reasons, outside food and water is not permitted at Magenta Theater. Our concessions stand is open at nearly every performance, and offers a wide variety of snacks, water, and soda for purchase. Alcoholic drinks and cocktails are also available for purchase at most performances for guests 21+.
  • How do I become a volunteer at Magenta?
    To become a volunteer at Magenta, first complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form. A member of our team will contact you to schedule your volunteer orientation and training.
  • Is everyone required to attend a volunteer orientation?
    Yes. It is important that every volunteer attends volunteer orientation so you are properly oriented to Magenta's facility and safety protocols. You will also be added to our volunteer system at this time so you can sign-up for upcoming volunteer opportunities.
  • How do I reset my Volgistics password?
    1. Click on the "forgot password" button on the Volgistics login page. 2. Wait for an email from Volgistics with instructions to reset your password. (If you don't receive an email within 24 hours, check your spam folder). 3. Click on the link in the email to reset your password. 4. Create your new password. • It must be between 8 and 30 characters long. • Contain both letters and numbers. • Contain a combination of both uppercase and lower case letters. • Contain at least one character that is not a letter or number, such as !#$& or ?.
  • How do I audition for a show?
    Visit our Auditions Page for upcoming opportunities for actors.
  • What is Magenta's understudy policy?
    When an actor understudies for a role, they will always have another purpose. They will either play a minor part in addition to understudying, or function as part of the back-stage crew for performances. An understudy should be prepared to attend all blocking rehearsals for the character they are understudying for. An understudy is welcome to attend all rehearsals but it is not required. Sufficient attendance to guarantee reasonable proficiency in the role is acceptable. Understudies are responsible for keeping in touch with the overstudies to find out if any changes to blocking have been made since the initial blocking rehearsals. If the over-study (person cast in the role that is being understudied) cannot attend a rehearsal, it is the over-study’s responsibility to contact the understudy to make sure they are there to fill in. This does not give the over-study free reign to skip rehearsals. Overstudies are responsible for getting any blocking or notes from the understudies prior to the next rehearsal for those scenes. Being an understudy is an excellent way to become involved in our company. It gives actors an opportunity to ‘check us out’ as well as giving our directors an opportunity to scope out talent for future productions. Understudies are a vital part of our company.


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