The Minnesota Opera has three rehearsal rooms available for rentals during non-Opera rehearsal periods, primarily May through mid August and the month of December. The rooms are rented for rehearsal and performance purposes and have been used for corporate meetings and non-profit gala and benefits. The Minnesota Opera Center cannot be rented out for personal private events such as weddings and other receptions.
The Bemis Rehearsal Hall is located in the lower level of the Minnesota Opera Center. The room is 58 foot by 46 foot with a 22 foot ceiling and has a sprung floor. Bemis Rehearsal Hall has mirrors on the 46 foot wall of the room that can be uncovered as needed and a standard rehearsal room set up of 2 tables, 20 chairs and 5 music stands. The renter has direct access to green room, rest rooms and dressing room facilities down the hall. Capacity is 100 for seated dinner and 200 for theatre seating.
The Jones Rehearsal Studio is located on the entry level of the Minnesota Opera Center. The room is 38 feet by 29 feet with a 10 foot 6 inch ceiling. The Jones Studio also has a sprung floor and mirror on the long wall covered with curtains and a standard rehearsal room set up of 1 table, 10 chairs and 5 music stands. The renter has access to green room, rest rooms and dressing room facilities in the lower level. Capacity is for 50 for seated dinner, 100 for theatrical seating.
The Dance Studio is located on the second floor of the Minnesota Opera Center. The room is 38 feet by 29 feet with a 9 foot ceiling. The Dance Studio also has a sprung floor and mirror on the long wall and a standard rehearsal room set up of 1 table, 10 chairs and 5 music stands included. The renter has access to green room, rest rooms and dressing room facilities in the lower level. Capacity is for 50 for seated dinner, 100 for theatrical seating.
|Bemis Rehearsal Hall||$600||$800||$1200|
|Jones Rehearsal Studio||$300||$400||$600|
Please contact for Not-for-Profit rates.
The Minnesota Opera Center is under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local #13 and depending on the circumstances, a crew member may be required to be in attendance during rental. Scene Shop personnel are generally not required if the rooms are rented for rehearsal purposes. If the room is rented for a performance at which admission is charged or for events that have a substantial technical set-up, Scene Shop personnel will be required for a minimum of 4 hours.
TABLES and CHAIRS:
The Minnesota also has available five foot tables, six foot tables, eight foot round tables and other chairs at no additional charge depending on availability. Renter is responsible for the set up and tear down of any set up in the rehearsal room. The renter can have the Opera Scene Shop set up and tear down chairs and tables at a rate of $28 per hour per person for a minimum of 4 hours.
The renter has access to a piano in each room for an additional fee of $100 per piano per room. A Yamaha Grand is available in Bemis Rehearsal Hall, a Steinway grand is available in the Jones Rehearsal Studio and an upright Pleyel is available in the Dance Studio. There is a tuning fee of $100. The pianos must be tuned by the Opera's Piano Technician. Additional tunings are available at a rate of $100 per tuning.
There is no kitchen facility at The Minnesota Opera Center. Any caterer must be full service and approved by the Minnesota Opera.
The renter will provide one person who will act as the contact for the renting organization and will receive keys, door codes and alarm code for the renting organization. The renting organization must provide to the Minnesota Opera a certificate of liability and if liquor is to be served at the event, the renter will need to provide Host Liquor Liability Insurance. If Liquor is to be served, renter will need to obtain a Liquor License. A damage deposit of $250 is required for all rentals of the Minnesota Opera.
Minnesota Opera Center Room Rental Coordinator: