Black Box Theater Rental Information

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Available for rent by for-profit and non-profit, and public or private events.

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Variety of images of the theater facilities and use

A Rental Space for Theater with Endless Creative Opportunities

This is a state of the art, flexible and imaginative theater space. The space includes full theatrical lighting and sound systems as well as a dressing room with private restroom. 
This intimate theater is ideal for smaller productions and special events alike. Seating varies by arrangement from 97 with risers to 145 on the floor. It depends on the amount of performance space required.  
The theater is available to rent for uses including concerts, theatrical performances, dances, banquets, award and fashion shows, lecturesbusiness conferences, and workshops.

Facility Amenities

  • Location: Community Center- 2nd floor, 1075 West Capitol Ave, West Sacramento
  • Size: 2,080 square feet without an elevated stage. Designed for theater-in-the-round.
  • Configuration: A semi-permanent wall was added to create space for a vertical set to work with a thrust stage area, aka three-quarter round. 
  • Floor: Black sprung wood, paintable, workable.
  • Capacity: Seats up to 145 depending on the arrangement of seating risers and size of performance space.
  • Lighting: Basic house lighting plot with optional lights that can be added by the renter. Theatre is equipped with a full catwalk for easy access to lights.
  • Sound: Equipped with five speaker sound system with 8 wireless microphones (4 handhelds, 4 headsets).
  • Dressing Room: Single 360 square foot room with 11 make up stations and private bathroom. 
  • Food and drink are allowed in the theater.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Projector, and a 14-foot wide screen and a 7-foot wide screen.
  • Tables and podium


These are examples. The term "black box theater" is a nickname for the theater architecture term "flexible theater."  

Theatrical: using actors, a set, props, costumes, lighting, and a paying audience.

Photo of Black Box Theater set for a theatrical production

 Concerts and Recitals: bands, choirs, orchestras using the theater's piano.

Samantics Concert Photo

Recital in the Black Box Theater Photo



Lectures, Workshops, Panels, Talk Shows:  Using the theater's screens, projector, sound system, tables, and podium.  

Workshop setup with tables and large screen

Panel Discussion Setup in theater

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Lecture setup with small screen in theater

Dances, Comedy Shows, Banquets: using the theater's UV lighting, projections, sound, tables, and stage options.

Zumba Glow Dance Party 2019 in the theater

Comedy Club Setup in the theater

Harvest Festival Banquet setup in the theater


For information about rates, availability call Sam Brinkhuis at (916) 617-5320 or email

For technical questions about the space and possibilities call Mike Poe at 916-617-5322 or email

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