Under certain circumstances Sanders Theatre, Annenberg Hall, and Lowell Hall are available for licensed use by Harvard student groups, departments, community and/or professional organizations.
Sanders Theatre is available for rent by both Harvard affiliated and non-Harvard affiliated organizations provided the event is appropriate to the space. The Sanders season follows the academic calendar: July 1-June 30.
The next season is booked in the fall of the previous season. In other words, requests for the 2017-2018 season will be accepted in the fall of 2016. The first round of non-Harvard affiliated requests will be accepted beginning December 1. Once the student event schedule has been set, non-Harvard groups will be scheduled. Confirmations will be sent early in the year. Though the schedule generally settles by March 1, rental requests will continue to be accepted throughout the year, as availability allows.
THE PRODUCER REQUESTS A RESERVATION IN WRITING
Send an email inquiry to the Program Manager. Indicate the name of the producing organization, whether it is a Harvard affiliated department or office (billing code required); a non-profit (501(c)(3) tax exempt organization; or an individual or other organization.
The inquiry should also include
RECEIPT OF THE REQUEST
The Producer will be contacted via e-mail acknowledging receipt of the request. If possible, information will be included about the availability of the date.
CONFIRMATION OF HOLD LETTER
The Program Manager will send a confirmation letter indicating the date is being "held." A "hold" is not guaranteed after 60 days if a 50% deposit is not received. Accompanying materials will include a licensing agreement, contract, producer's handbook, Technical Requirements Form and other pertinent information.
LOCKING IN A DATE
The producing organization may "lock-in" a "held" date by sending in a 50% deposit (or, if the event is within 30 days, a 100% deposit). If a deposit is not received, and another request is made for a date, the producing organization holding the date will have two business days to pay for the rental; otherwise, the date will be released. The group "challenging" the hold will be required to put a deposit on the date immediately if it becomes free.
EXECUTING AN AGREEMENT
The producing organization will execute the agreement by signing and returning both copies of the contract for Memorial Hall /Lowell Hall Complex representative's signature with the appropriate deposit to the Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex. Payment in the form of a check or money order made out to Harvard University should be mailed to the attention of the Program Manager. One copy of the signed contract will be sent back to the producing organization.
PRODUCTION AND BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
The Producer will fill out the Production Details Form and forward it to the Production Office, and contact the Harvard Box Office regarding ticketing.
Producers are cautioned not to publicize events or put tickets on sale through any ticket office until the entire reservation procedure has been completed.
No event will take place that has not been paid for in advance.
Reserving one facility does not ensure the use of any other part of the building.
A copy of the vendor license must be filed with the Program Manager of the Memorial/Lowell Hall Complex. See the Vendor License Form for details.
Any outstanding charges (i.e. extra hours, piano, damage, etc.) will be deducted from the box office receipts.
The Producer must provide proof of adequate insurance coverage. See the Insurance Requirements section of the Producer's Handbook below:
Producers are responsible for securing all necessary insurance coverage, permits, financing and related sponsorship pertaining to their event prior to scheduled use and filing these with the Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex Director's Office.
The contract specifies the types of insurance required. It states the following insurance requirements for users of Sanders Theatre:
A fully paid policy of public liability and property damage insurance covering the theatre and the time of use, naming Harvard University, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall Complex and Licensee as insureds.
Minimum limits of liability of $1,000,000 for injury or death and $1,000,000 for property damage.
The insurance company used must be licensed to do business in Massachusetts and rated A-VIII or better by A.M. Best and Company.
A duplicate original or certificate for each such policy must be delivered to the attention of the Program Manager no later than one week prior to the first time of use.
Annenberg Hall is not available during the academic term or during summer school. Requests for non term time rentals should be directed to the Program Manager. Non term time includes:
Lowell Hall is available for use by student groups only. Application information is available here.