Arts Center Rental Rates

Arts Center Rental

Corporate, not-for-profit, community, and event planners from the northwest suburbs count on ECC's spectacular backdrop and unique environs to host meetings, conferences, awards ceremonies, training, exhibitions, trade shows, and other events. Our state-of-the-art building features a range of spaces for rent—from a 670-seat proscenium theatre to a 168-seat black box theatre and numerous classrooms. Our professional event staff and convenient accommodations will ensure your next event is successful.

  • Meetings, conferences, employee receptions
  • Graduations, convocations
  • Award ceremonies, fundraisers
  • Performing arts productions, recitals, and more

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Space Rental Rates

Prices valid July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Blizzard Theatre

662 seats
Space Rate
Performance block (3 hours) $860.93
Each additional performance hour $236.13
Same Day 2nd performance block $645.69
Rehearsal, set-up, and strike hourly rates $139.72


162 seats
Space Rate
Performance block (3 hours) $325.76
Each additional performance hour $86.94
Same Day 2nd performance block $265.47
Rehearsal, set-up, and strike hourly rates $65.20

Rehearsal Space Rental

Classroom Space Rate
H142 Recital Hall per hour $48.41
H122 Choral Rehearsal Room per hour $48.41
H123 Instrumental Rehearsal Room per hour $48.41
H245 Drama/Dance Studio per hour $48.41
All other AC classrooms per hour $31.98

Service and Personnel Rates

Service Fee
Box Office Presale (per event) $498.00
Ticket Stock (per ticket, consignment only) $0.05
Piano Tuning (at prevailing rates) $110.00

Personnel Hourly Rate
Ticket Agent $21.89
House Manager $19.47
Head Usher $16.48
Technicians $32.45
Event Coordinator $34.76
Scene Shop Foreman $39.35
Production Manager $39.35
Campus Security $46.35
Maintenance staff $25.24

Equipment Rental Rates

Equipment Rate
Acoustical Shell $138.33
12K Projector (new 7/18) $175.00
Follow spot per performance $46.15
Fog/Haze machine $62.39
Cordless per day $62.26
Standard per day $13.85
9-foot concert grand per day $125.92
Upright $89.97
3-step standing unit per day $17.99
Platform risers, unit per day $24.61
Platform risers, set per day $184.47
Band Risers $15.19

Specialty lighting fixtures are available for rent, including black lights, strobes, and moving fixtures. Contact the Performing Arts Manager by calling 847-214-7140 or emailing for pricing.


  • Not for Profit organizations receive a 20 percent discount on standard space rental rates only.
  • We reserve the right to change or modify space rental rates, service charges, and personnel rates.
  • Service and personnel rates are subject to annual increases and are not restricted to any percent cap negotiated in long-term contracts signed for longer than one year.
  • We reserve the right to assess reasonable additional fees for changes to the event date(s) and/or equipment requested received less than 10 business days from your event.

Late Request Clause

  • The Arts Center reserves the right to refuse any late requests relative to equipment, labor, rehearsal time, etc., which were not included in the original Production Request Form (due 30 days before the event).
  • Additionally, if the late request is granted, the following provisions may be implemented:
    • Any and all discounts previously agreed upon by the contract, orally or in writing, can be reduced or voided. (i.e., NFP discount rate waived).
    • If no discount exists, the Arts Center reserves the right to add $250 or a 20 percent increase (whichever is larger) to any or all rental rates.
    • ECC may impose additional charges for labor at 1.5 times the hourly rental agreement rate for additional hours required by staff to accomplish these last-minute requests. The production may incur an extra 25 percent upcharge for any equipment rented.