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The Monkey House Theater

The Monkey HouseEditEdit Description

A beautiful and intimate space with the vibe of old Vaudeville, we seat up to 65. Stage is 6' x 12' with newly upgraded programmable stage lighting, plus an excellent sound system with reverb, delay and compression. We also have a pulldown screen onstage and video projection capabilities. Street parking is usually easy and we're just three blocks from North Berkeley BART. There's a comfortable green room behind the stage and a black velvet curtain between stage and green room. Entrances can be made through the curtain or from stage right.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Audio Recording, Exhibition, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use No smoking, no loud audio (any drums must be played with brushes or bundles only.) No confetti or other practices that leave a mess. We are BYOB.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book


Hours Of Operation This is a live/work space so hours of operation are quite flexible. We do not allow amplified audio after 10 PM. We are ordinarily BYOB.
Rental Policy Generally, event nights are booked in 5-hour blocks from 5:30 to 10:30 though this is somewhat flexible. Basic evening rental rates are: Monday $200, Tuesday $225, Wednesday $250, Thursday $275, Friday $300, Saturday $325, Sunday $300 Rehearsal rate, when available, is $30/hr, two hour minimum. Artists with upcoming shows are given priority regarding rehearsals. I am available to assist your tech with sound and lighting questions. Sound technician available at additional cost. Sound tech can also perform simple lighting cues.
Cancellation Policy We ordinarily ask a 50% deposit with the balance due the night of the show. This is 100% refundable 45 days prior to the event, 50% refundable 30 days prior.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit
Rental Personnel On site manager, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Sound technician, Technical director
Payment Types Cash, Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 425.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Ceiling fans, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains, Privacy, Excellent acoustics
Technology Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Carpet
Stage Configuration Platform stage
Stage Dimensions 12 ft x 6 ft with 10.5 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 65
Seating Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Green room, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Electronic keyboard, Percussion equipment, Drum set, Music stands, guitars, bass, ukulele, dobro
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment, Amplifier, 2-SM58 mics 1-Beta 87 mic 2-sm57 mics 1-AKG D2000 mic 3-Nady Wireless handheld mics Crown power amp 12-channel Mackie mixer with onboard effects Lexicon reverb 4 channels of DBX compression 2 Behringer Speakers Various instruments and amplifiers FULLY EQUIPPED PRO TOOLS 12 STUDIO AVAILABLE: AVALON, NEUMANN, JOE MEEK, DAVISOUND, etc.
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, Green screen, DVD player, TV/monitor, Cameras, Canon HF100 video camera--hardwired. (Takes class 4 or 10 SD cards.) Optima video projector, beamed onto 84" pulldown screen, stage left. Epson video projector--projects on 9' diagonal pulldown screen in FRONT of stage. (For film screenings) Canon GL1 camera available.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Patron restrooms, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office
Miscellaneous We are wheelchair friendly but ask that patrons arrive near when doors open so it's easier for us to find your a space. We have an ADA compliant bathroom.

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording - - - -
Exhibition $40-$65 - - -
Meeting $35-$65 - - -
Reading $45-$65 - - -
Screening $40-$65 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $35-$65 - - -
Photo Shoot $50-$65 - - -
Audition $35-$65 - - -
Class $35-$65 - - -
Special Event $40-$65 - - -
Rehearsal $35-$65 - - -
Performance $40-$65 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording - - - -
Exhibition $35-$50 - - -
Meeting $40-$50 - - -
Reading $40-$50 - - -
Screening $35-$50 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $40-$50 - - -
Photo Shoot $45-$50 - - -
Audition $40-$50 - - -
Class $40-$50 - - -
Special Event $35-$50 - - -
Rehearsal $40-$50 - - -
Performance $35-$50 - - -

This space was last updated on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:03PM