The Box

3635 Market St., Riverside, CA 92501

Facility Use Fee

General Information

All bookings will be made on a first come, first serve basis with priority given in the following order:

  • Riverside professional, educational and community nonprofit performing arts organizations
  • Regional professional, educational and community nonprofit arts organizations
  • Regional commercial entertainment venue (touring shows, popular acts, subscriptions, promoter events, and speakers)
  • Community activities, corporate events, and special events
  • Filming, videotaping or live broadcast events

The rental time block includes load in and set up as well as clean up and load out.

The Box is available for use from 8AM – Midnight.

Security Deposit

$300 refundable damage and cleaning deposit due 30 days prior to the performance date. Please provide a separate check for the deposit as it will be held until satisfactory checkout following use. A walkthrough of the facility with The Box staff and the contract signer will be made prior to and immediately after an event to check that the area is left in proper condition and to determine if any damage to The Box or it’s equipment has resulted from the renter’s use. If anything of greater value than $400 is found to be damaged or lost, it is Renter’s responsibility to restore or replace the item(s) in question with something similar or in better condition AND the security deposit will not be refunded.


The Rental /Invoice will be sent with the confirmation. A standard deposit payment of $300 or 25% of the total facility fee, whichever is greater, is due at the time of booking. If the facility fee is less than $300 then payment will be due in full with the confirmation. The balance is to be paid in full no later than 7 days after the last performance /event. An additional invoice will not be sent. Monthly and quarterly payments may be arranged for long term or ongoing rentals on a case by case basis.

Rental Deposit

Standard deposit payment of $300 or 25% of the total rental fee, whichever is greater is due at the time of booking. If the total fee amount is less than the deposit, the fee payment must be made in full.

 The Box Facility Use Fee Includes

Approximately 200 seats in “L” or “U” shape or approximately 225 seats in Proscenium or Round shape

Black Velour Drapes

Dressing Room Area

Tech Control Booth

One ladder

Lobby / Box Office / Promenade

Basic Stage Lighting system and standard house plot

Basic Sound System

Facility fee does not include additional supplies such as office supplies, tools, extension cords, etc.

Moving stage lights, theater seats and drapes will require additional fees

The Box Rules and Regulations

Prohibited/Restricted Items/Activities

Please be advised that the following items are either strictly prohibited or require approval prior to the event. Renters that wish to use restricted items/activities should describe in detail their plans for these items/activities on their Rental Application.

Strictly Prohibited Items/Activities:

Tape, Screws, Staples or Nails on any of The Box equipment, floors, windows, or walls

Pyrotechnics of any kind

Open flame of any kind (including candles)


Rice, confetti, birdseed, “flutter-fetti” or other similar items

Blocking Exit Signs

Restricted Items/activities that require fees and additional approvals:

Alcohol (requires a liquor license)

Set Construction


Moving stage lights, theater platforms and seats, drapes

Reservations: The Box may be reserved for a maximum of three weekends per event/production with a maximum total of 15 weekends per calendar year per organization.

Chaperones: For events/rentals that include minors (children under the age of 18) responsible adult (adults over the age of 21) chaperones are required. For every 20 minors, there will be one responsible chaperone. Minors are subject to all federal, state, and local laws while within the Box.

Security: For certain events and rentals, The Box may require the renter to provide adequate and professional security.

Certificate of Liability Insurance Policy: What does the amount need to be? The certificate of insurance shall include the following endorsement: “The City of Riverside, its officers, employees and agents are named as Additional Insured with respect to liability arising out of the (name of the organization, event name or title and date(s) of event.) 

City of Riverside

Want to book?

The Box is available for booking.
Contact us by email, or by phone: (951) 347-6572

The Box

3635 Market St.,
Riverside, CA 92501

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