"A small space where big things happen."

Common Ground Rental & Rates

Are you a producer with a fantastic show that needs a home? Are you on a budget and need a space that won’t tack on extra fees? Are you trying out a performance idea and need a friendly audience? Maybe you’re new to producing and need help with staffing, design, management, and administrative tasks?

Common Ground Theatre is an intimate independent venue providing an easy and affordable place for itinerant performing artists to produce their own work and grow their audience.

Our flexible black box theater seats up to 74 audience members and is conveniently located 10 minutes from downtown Durham or Hillsborough and 15 minutes from Chapel Hill. The theater has basic lighting and sound equipment, and can be augmented with your materials.

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2015 slots still available:

*Feb 1-7 (Full Week)

*April 9, 10

*April 16-35 (Long-Run)

*June 4, 5, 6 and 12

*Aug 9-15 (Full Week)

*Aug 30-Sept 19 (Long-Run)

*Oct 18-24 (Full Week)

Bookings are not set until contracts are signed and deposits deposited. Please do not announce performance dates until then.

Performance Rates 2015:

*Wed – $150

*Thurs – $185

*Fri and Sat – $225

*Sun – $185

These are five hour blocks in the evening/Sunday afternoon

Any single weekend theatrical run must rent for a minimum of one week

Hourly/Event Rates 2015:

Theatre Space:

*$45 per hour

Studio Space:

*$25 per hour

Long-term rates negotiable.
Rehearsal/ Class session lengths and times to be determined, based upon availability.

Additional Items 2015:

Load-In and Dress Rehearsals – $100/$75 respectively
Technical Director (5 hrs included in rate) – $20 each add’l hr
Refundable Security Deposit – $50/weekend
Reservation Deposit (non-refundable, to be applied to rental balance):

*60% of full rental fee

Ready to start making your performances dreams a reality? Shoot us an email and let’s work some stage magic!