Built in 1879, the Napa Valley Opera House (NVOH) is a restored historic venue -- one of only two second story theatres in California. Upstairs is the 467-seat Margrit Biever Mondavi Theatre. Downstairs is a Cafe Theatre that can host receptions, small theatre productions, cabaret and events that seat 150 to 323 standing. Two full bars plus a catering kitchen are also located on the first floor. NVOH is a presenting organization as well as facility manager. NVOH has presented artists from Elvis Costello to Queen Latifah to Ruth Ann Swenson and a multitude of dance, theatre and musical events for the past 8 years

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Audio Recording, Reading, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use NVOH owns a marley floor. NVOH also has a small orchestra pit available for up to 23 musicians. Alcohol is only permitted in the Cafe Theatre. No food or drink (except bottled water) is allowed in the upstairs theatre. For dance requirements, a meeting with the NVOH technical director is required. Stage floor is wood (not sprung). Cafe Theatre is hardwood floor.


(Availability has not been published)

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Hours Of Operation Flexible; building curfew is 12 midnight.
Rental Policy None specified
Cancellation Policy There is a 90 day, 60 day and 30 day "out" policy with a cancellation fee assessed accordingly. A deposit of 50% of total rental costs is required at least 60 days out with final payment made prior to first day of rental. An insurance policy with a $1 million liability clause is required and non-negotiable.
Allows Last Minute Reservations None specified
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, References, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Personnel Available at Time of Rental On site manager, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Personnel Available at Time of Performance Stage hands, Box office staff, Sound technician, Light technician, Technical director, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Credit card
Options None specified
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 9600.0 sqft
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Orchestra pit, Sound-proof, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains, Rigging points
Technology WiFi
Flooring Wood, Nonsprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Thrust
Stage Dimensions 27 ft x 29 ft with 30 ft ceiling
Seating Capacity 467
Seating Arrangement Fixed, Raked, Multi level, Obstructed views

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables
Artist Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments And Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Music stands
Audio Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, CD player
Video Film Projection screen, DVD player
Studio Arts None specified

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Escalator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous None specified

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsals - $3,750 - -
Performances - $3,750 - -
Class - $3,750 - -
Auditions - $3,750 - -
Photo Shoots - $3,750 - -
Special Events - $3,750 - -
Audio Recording - $3,750 - -
Reading - $3,750 - -
Meetings - - - -
Video/Film Shoots - $3,750 - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsals - $2,750 - -
Performances - $2,750 - -
Class - $2,750 - -
Auditions - $2,750 - -
Photo Shoots - $2,750 - -
Special Events - $2,750 - -
Audio Recording - $2,750 - -
Reading - $2,750 - -
Meetings - - - -
Video/Film Shoots - $2,750 - -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 1:49PM