Renting Jacobs Music Center


The following information is provided to assist you in planning your event at Jacobs Music Center / Copley Symphony Hall.
Should you need additional information or wish to pursue renting the Hall, please contact Andrew Dainoff at or 619.236.5423.

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Copley Symphony Hall Rental Hall rental hours are from 8am – 12 midnight $2,500 vs. 10% of gross ticket sales, whichever is greater, capped at $4,500 for non-profit organizations and at $5,500 for commercial organizations.
Technical Day (no performers or audience on site) $1,250
Rehearsal / Sound Check Day (with performers or audience on site) $1,750
Gould Room 41' x 26'. Elegant room for private parties. Capacity 70. $250 with Hall Rental
$400 without Hall Rental $400 without Hall Rental $400 without Hall Rental
Lobby Rental Only - Upper Lobby Upper Lobby capacity: 120 seated; 235 standing $600
Lobby Rental Only - Lower Lobby Lower Lobby capacity: 250 seated; 496 standing $1,000
Utilities Surcharge Offset cost of utilities $500 per day
Front of House Services House Manager and Ushers $850
Building Engineer Must be present when building in use $23.50 per hour
Security Minimum of two $23 to $25 per hour per guard - call for additional information.
Custodial Services Restroom Porters, Cleaning Crew and Supplies $800 - $1,000 depending on event, call for details.
Tables 8' x 30" $8 each
Skirting & Linens   $12 per set
Chairs Straight back or molded $1.00 per chair
Telephone service (backstage) 3 phone lines on stage level $100 each
Wi-Fi Available backstage $100



Stage Crew Please request IATSE Estimate TBD per IATSE Local #122
Strike or Restore Shell, Ceiling & Orchestra strike and restore are often necessary. Call for details.
Piano Concert grand $325
Piano Tuning   $225
Follow Spots (2) SuperTrouper Xenon Medium Throw $250 each
Lectern Wood collegiate or tall lecture $30
Projectors (2) Sony 7500 $650
Screen A - 9' x 12' motorized, roll-down $75
Screen B - 24' x 50' movie screen $125
Screen (2) C - 10' x 14' rear projection $75 each
Screen D - 10' x 17' 9" front projection $75 each
Screen (2) Vertical front projection, call for dimensions $75 each
Cyclorama 30' x 60', white, seamless $350

Ticket office & marketing

Ticket Office Services Ticket Office staff builds the performance in SDSO database (Tessitura) and makes tickets available for sale $850 (with standard setup chart)
Ticket Stock Only stock provided by SDSOA $0.25 per ticket printed
House Restoration Fee   $4.00 per ticket sold / attendee
Event Website Presence - Basic Event is included as a listing on our venue website calendar (included as part of Ticket Office fee) $0
Event Website Presence - Elevated Dedicated landing page on our venue website with detailed information and image $500
Website Banner Ads Banner and web ads available on venue website. Call for pricing and availability.
Lobby Screens Event included on all Jacobs Music Center lobby screens (15) the day/evening of event $500
Email Publicity for Event - Dedicated Dedicated email blast to SDS email list 180K email addresses – one time only (two week lead time required) $2,000
Inclusion in Weekly Email Inclusion in SDS weekly e-newsetter to 45K email addresses (one week lead time required) $500 per inclusion
Additional Options Limited lobby exposure - flyers and/or a poster. (Keeping in mind it must be tasteful and blend into our current marketing program in the Hall) Call for pricing and availability.
Additional Options Ad purchase via our program book, Performances Magazine, through Southern California Magazine Group. Call for pricing and availability.
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Alcoholic beverages and coffee are available for sale in the Jacobs Music Center lobbies before the concerts and during intermission. Refreshment bars staffed by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. offering snacks and beverages are located on both upper and lower lobbies for most events. Lidded soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and on some concerts bottled water are allowed in the performance chamber during performances Please note that all beverages must have a lid in place to enter the chamber. Food is only allowed in certain concert events and some rental concerts have special considerations, check with ushers at your event to be sure. Please have valid identification available and please drink responsibly. 


  • Seating—ADA seating for both transfer and non-transfer wheelchairs, as well as restrooms, are available at each performance. Please notify the Ticket Office in advance at 619.235.0804, so that an usher may assist you. 
  • Assistive Listening Devices—A limited number of hearing enhancement devices are available at no cost. Please ask an usher for assistance. 
  • Large-Print Programs—Large-print program notes are available for patrons at all Jacobs Masterworks concerts. Copies may be obtained from an usher.
  • Public Restrooms and Telephones—Restrooms are located on the north and south ends of the upper lobby, and the north end of the lower lobby. An ADA compliant restroom is located on each floor. Please ask an usher for assistance at any time. Patrons may contact the nearest usher to facilitate any emergency telephone calls.


Complimentary cough suppressants are available to symphony patrons. Please ask our house staff for assistance.


Valet parking is available for all Friday night and Saturday night Jacobs Masterworks concerts on B Street in front of Symphony Towers, provided by AMPCO System Parking. (Donor valet parking is serviced at the 7th Avenue entrance for all Masterworks concerts, check with the Development Department for eligibility requirements.)


Report all lost and/or found items to your nearest usher. If you have discovered that you misplaced something after your departure from Symphony Hall, call the Facilities Department at 619.615.3909.


Patrons holding tickets to our Jacobs Masterworks Series concerts are invited to come early for “What’s The Score?” pre-performance conversations with Nuvi Mehta beginning 45 minutes prior to all Jacobs Masterworks programs (Fridays and Saturdays, 7:15 pm; Sundays, 1:15 pm).


Free tours of the Jacobs Music Center are given each month of the downtown season (October through May). Call 619.615.3955 for more details. No reservations are necessary. 


The Jacobs Music Center has some limited catering facilities available for use by certified outside caterers for special events in the Donor Room, Grand Tier Lobby and lower lobby. Please contact the Facilities Department at 619.615.3909 for more details.