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This questionnaire will help us prepare an accurate estimate for your event. Any information will help - if you cannot provide the necessary information, we must have the name and phone number of someone who can answer questions about technical, crew, and scheduling requirements. Once we receive your information, we will contact you with an estimate within 5-7 business days. If you have any questions on completing the form, contact us at or by phone at (786) 573-5316.

Black Box Theater Rental Request

Organizational Information

(to qualify for non-profit rate you must upload a 990 form)
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Contact Name

Production Schedule

If your event includes multiple dates, please indicate additional dates requested below:

Additional hourly rates may apply on holidays and non-business hours

Performance Run times:
(if Yes, SMDCAC will be responsible for selling the tickets)
Event Load-In
Stage Rehearsal
Tech/Dress Rehearsal
Load-Out (Strike)
Contact information for the person responsible for Stage management:


If no, please upload your proposed lighting plan to SMDCAC production manager. [see standard lighting plan]
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Contact information of person responsible for your event lighting:

The lighting system is used to light the performers and to add special effects and color. These lights, while often referred to as “Spots”, are different from follow spots. A follow spot is used to spotlight a performer moving around on stage. The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center does not have follow spots in the Black Box Theater.


If no, please list the equipment and name of company providing your sound equipment
Contact information of person responsible for your event audio:

Number of wireless microphones:
additional rental charges apply

(Please check appropriate media)

Staging / Scenery

The SMDCAC Black Box Theater is “dead hung” which means that no scenery can fly away out of site over the stage.

Please note: There is a $150 charge to drill and fill lag holes in the floor

Please indicate which of the following equipment you will require:
(important note: No additional hire charges apply but damage will incur full replacement cost)

Contact information for person responsible for your events rigging and scenery:


Projection / Video

Video taping of Event

Subject to origination fees as well as additional IATSE (stagehand fees)

Please not: You must advise box office of any seats necessary for placement of a camera equipment so they can be taken out of available ticket inventory.

Video Crew

Please list the names, email addresses and phone/fax numbers of persons who can be contacted regarding technical requirements, crew requirements and scheduling:

Front of House


Please note: There is a 20% house commission for merchandise sold at SMDCAC

Associated Events

 No food or drinks may be sold or donated

Dressing Rooms/Hospitality

Please list details

Stage Layout

Please attach your stage plot or sketch out your desired stage setup and submit with form. You may also fax the form to 786-573-5330.

Use this stage layout legend for stage set-up documentation.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
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