top of page
Opera House Rental Fees and Technical Information
Rental fees:


Public Events:

$20/hr. with a $40 minimum (i.e. 2 hrs) or $100 per day

There is a discount of 20% for ongoing/repeating events (5 or more).


Private Events:

$150 per time block (8:00 am – 5:00 pm daytime or 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm evening) 

Add $25 an hour for each additional hour before or after either time block.


Additional charges:

(Optional) Plainfield Arts will complete the post-event clean-up for a fee of $150.

A Site Manager is required for private parties and weddings. The fee is $25 per hour for the duration of the event.

The Friends may be able to provide (for additional fees): Garbage bag removal, a lighting person, a sound person, a parking attendant, ticketing, publicity, etc.



Technical Info


Handicapped Access

The Town Hall Opera House is fully accessible with an on-site handicapped parking space. The entrance is on-grade and there is a handicapped-accessible bathroom on the entry-level. There is a lift to the hall, which is on the second floor.



The maximum capacity of the Hall is 244 guests. The space can fit 150 people seated, or 244 standing-room only (no chairs).

With tables and chairs, the main floor capacity is 94.


The dimensions of the main hall (excluding the stage and the area under the balcony are roughly 28 feet deep by 40 feet wide (1120 square feet). The dimensions of the usable area under the balcony are 9 feet by 25 feet (225 square feet). The dimensions of the stage (not including the overhang and the off-stage wings) are 14 feet deep by 21 feet wide (294 square feet).


Chairs and Tables

We have a total of 192 metal folding chairs. 50 of them are padded while the remainder are standard. They are distributed as follows:

  • 12 on the ground floor

  • 130 in Hall (including 50 with pads)

  • 50 on the balcony.


We have 8 folding tables.

  • 4 are 30" wide by 6 feet long,

  • 3 are 30" wide by 8 feet long, and

  • 1 is 24" wide and 8 feet long. 

Some of the technical facilities listed below require an approved operator during use.
Plainfield Arts will gladly provide a price quote for the use of the equipment.

Audio facilities

  • Mackie PROFX12 – 7 channel mixer with two stereo out and two mono out.


  • Two (2) JBL EON715 15” speakers

  • One (1) stage PA monitor


  • One (1) Rode NT4 Stereo mic,

  • Three (3) Audio Technica handmics with floor stands.

  • One (1) Sennheiser XSW e825 Wireless Handheld mic


  • 12x4 stage snake

  • One (1) 25’ 8 channel sub snake

Assisted Listening System (No charge for use, but requires assistance to set up)

  • Williams FM & WiFi Assisted Listening System with five (5) receivers.

Stage Lighting (preset lighting is free – there is a fee for refocusing or re-aiming)

  • One (1) Applied Electronics DMX5 Light board

  • Two (2) Chauvet Pro-D6 dimmers

  • Twelve (12) lighting instruments pre-hung on bars

Portable Movie Screen (No charge for use, but requires assistance to set up)

  • 6-feet by 11-feet in size, (13 foot diameter) mounted on two-foot-high legs.

Video projector & Playback

  • Panasonic PT-MZ880 8000 Lumen Video Projector

  • Sony Blu-Ray player

  • Roku Streaming device


There is wifi available throughout the building.


The hall has a Baldwin grand piano of professional quality. It is available for use at the rate of $150 per use (paid to Plainfield Arts). Additionally the renter is responsible for any damages. Renters who want to use it are responsible for having it professionally tuned, if necessary, (we can recommend our piano tech) and for making arrangements to get the piano lock key.


There are two fiberglass A-frame ladders, one 16 feet tall and one 10 feet tall. 16-foot ladder may be used only with prior permission.



There is a small kitchen with a pass-through on the lower level. It has a propane stove with an electric oven, a refrigerator, and a microwave. Pots, pans, utensils, coffee cups, etc. may be used. However, renters who use the kitchen in any way are responsible for doing a thorough clean-up, leaving nothing behind.

bottom of page