Rental Info for Merrill Auditorium

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Capacity
The Merrill Auditorium at City Hall has a maximum capacity of 1,900 people (less any seats removed for technical requirements.)

Commercial Rental Rates
Length of Time Performances Fee
Full day 1 $5,000
Full day 2 $6,500
Full day 3 $8,000
Full day (holiday) 1 $5,750
Partial day (6-hour max.) n/a $3,650
Load-in / rehearsal n/a $2,200

Non-Profit Rental Rates
Length of Time Performances Fee
Full day 1 $3,500
Full day 2 $4,840
Full day 3 $6,180
Full day (holiday) 1 $4,020
Partial day (6-hour max.) n/a $2,680
Load-in / rehearsal n/a $1,960

Additional Soft Goods
Rental of the following items includes a replacement if damaged clause. These items cannot be repaired and must be replaced if damaged. 

Item Commercial Fee Non-Profit Fee
Black or White Scrim (60’0”by 35’0”) (each, per use)
$115 $75
White Cyc (60’0”by 35’0”) (per use)
$115 $75
Portable Public Address System (subject to availability) (6 hour maximum)
$250 $250
Wireless Internet Access (per day)
$35 $35

Reception & Rehearsal Facilities
The six-hour maximum includes load-in and load-out time. *$100 per hour for each additional hour. **$75 per hour for each additional hour.

Hall Capacity Commercial Non-Profit
Rehearsal Hall at Merrill Auditorium 150 seated / 320 standing
$650 ($800 holiday) $490 ($595 holiday)
State of Maine Room at City Hall 80 seated / 175 standing $650 ($800 holiday) $490 ($595 holiday)

Disclaimer
Rental rates include space rental, available City of Portland equipment, and all front of house labor for most usage. Please refer to the Merrill Auditorium Technical Information Package for specific equipment that may be available. Rental rates do not include rental of any equipment from outside vendors (including equipment in storage at Merrill Auditorium), stage hands, PortTix staff, or additional staff that may be required by artist riders or unique guest safety concerns. In the event that Merrill Auditorium deems it necessary to provide any such additional labor and/or equipment, it shall be billed to and paid by the organization and/or individual named in the rental agreement.

PortTix is the City of Portland’s exclusive contractor for Ticketing for all Merrill Auditorium Events. PortTix is, located in the Box Office Lobby. Please contact PortTix Manager Janice Bailey at 207-842-0809.

A $2 per ticket surcharge for Merrill Auditorium reconstruction is added to the price of each ticket sold.