Rentals: FAQ

Q. What can I rent at Intermedia Arts?
A. Intermedia Arts has a 119-seat black box theater and a gallery available for rent for your event. 

Q. For what types of events is Intermedia Arts available?
A. Intermedia Arts is available for performances, receptions, release parties, visual arts exhibitions, corporate events, community gatherings, private parties—any event that needs a large space.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. Each event, performance and program is unique. Because of this we prefer to speak with you directly and tailor a rental package to meet your individual needs. Things we take into account when determining rental fees include your corporate, community or non-profit status, the length of your event and the extent of your technical needs. Most rentals are charged by the hour. To receive a preliminary estimate for your event, please fill out our rental request form. 

Q. What services are included in a space rental?
A . We include the following services with your space rental:

  • Building Services: Intermedia Arts provides an Event Assistant to let you into the building, ensure a clean facility before your event, and provide modest assistance with lobby set-up alongside you and your team. He or she will monitor the building during your event, and will lock up the building upon your departure. Renters also enjoy access to our parking lot and kitchen facilities. For theatre performances, renters are also granted access to our gallery spaces for pre-or-post-performance receptions (pending availability).
  • Marketing Services: For events that are open to the public, Intermedia Arts offers a mention in the calendar section of our website.

Q. Is there a ticketing service?
A. At this time, Intermedia Arts does not offer box office services for rentals.

Q. What technical equipment is available for renters to use?
A. Intermedia Arts has fully equipped, permanently installed theatrical sound, lighting and video projection systems. For a full listing, check our equipment inventory.

Q. Does Intermedia Arts provide technicians for events?
A. Yes. If you need access to our sound, lighting, or projection systems, we require a house technician to operate the board for your production. Renters pay for house technicians by the hour.

Q. Does Intermedia Arts rent its gallery for visual arts exhibitions?
A. There is very occasional availability for artists to rent wall space in the main gallery for exhibition. For more information, please contact info@IntermediaArts.org.

Q. Is there parking?
A. Yes. We have a parking lot on the north side of our building. In addition to our lots, there is ample parking in the Lyn-Lake area including metered and non-metered street parking and two public parking lots. The Garfield Avenue Lot is a surface parking lot with the entrance off west-bound Lake Street before Fuji-Ya or off north-bound Lyndale Avenue immediately north of the Jungle Theater. Payment is made in the electronic machines on the west side of the lot. The Aldrich Avenue Lot is underground parking with credit card payment. It is beneath the Uptown Apartments with an entrance off of Aldrich Avenue immediately north of Lake Steet. Both public lots are within one block walking distance from Intermedia Arts. 

Q. Is Intermedia Arts wheelchair accessible?
A. Intermedia Arts strives to be accessible to all audiences. The main floor, which includes our front entry, theater, galleries, conference room, digital media lab and public restrooms, is fully compliant with ADA regulations. There is also ADA parking both in the front of the building and in the parking lot.

Q. Are there concessions?
A. At this time Intermedia Arts does not provide concessions. Renters may sell concessions with the permission of the Intermedia Arts Production & Events Manager.

Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Intermedia Arts collects a deposit (50% of the full rental fee) at the time that a contract is signed. If a renter cancels with more than 4 weeks’ notice, the deposit is refundable. If the renter cancels with less than 4-week notice, Intermedia Arts retains the deposit.

Further questions may be sent to us via email at info@IntermediaArts.org or by phone at 612.871.4444.