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Visual & Performing Arts Center Rental

Rental Policies for De Anza College Groups and Organizations

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The Visual & Performing Arts Center (VPAC) auditorium is available for use by De Anza College organizations and clubs when it is not being used for classes, instruction-related activities, or has not been previously booked or rented.

Normal rental, labor and equipment charges will be waived if the event is held during hours when the Auditorium Manager is working (8 a.m.- 4 p.m.) and s/he can provide the technical services needed (see fees). Groups are required to pay for any labor required beyond that which the Auditorium Manager (see fees) can provide and for equipment rented/purchased solely for the use of the group.

De Anza College groups and organizations (e.g. DASB, clubs, shared governance groups, etc.) may use the auditorium for the cost of labor only, provided:
  • the date is available;   
  • the group or organization is a recognized body of the College community;
  • a full-time faculty or staff person is present and responsible for the activities of the group/organization; and
  • if there is a charge for the event, proceeds must go to the group/organization or De Anza College.      
De Anza clubs may use the auditorium for the cost of labor only, provided:
  • the date is available;
  • the club is a recognized by the DASB;
  • the Campus Advisor, or other full-time De Anza faculty or staff, must be present during the event and assume responsible for the activities of the group
  • the event is present by and for De Anza students; and
  • if there is a charge for the event, proceeds must go to the club or De Anza College.

In order to secure the usage of VPAC space for De Anza College groups and organizations, please contact the Facilities Rental Coordinator ext. 8333 or arellanotony@deanza.edu and complete a Facilities Use Form no later than one month prior to the event. 

Please remember regularly scheduled classes, instructional activities and booked rental events have priority for VPAC use.

Spaces available for use in VPAC include:

  • Auditorium (400 seats)
  • Lobby (only with Auditorium event)
There will be no fee for college events provided:
  • The event occurs on a weekday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and the Auditorium Manager can operate the equipment needed during the event.

If additional technicians are need (the Auditorium Manager determines necessary staffing), groups will be charged for four hours minimum at the following rates:           

  • Sound Engineer (for mixing live musicians) $50/hour
  • General technicians (light board, sound board, backstage, follow spot) $25/hour     

All technicians are used for set-up, running, and tear-down of events.

College events that are scheduled on weekdays after 4 p.m. will be charged for four hours minimum for the Auditorium Manager and necessary technicians at the following rates:

  • Auditorium Manager $50/hour
  • Sound Engineer $50/hour
  • General Technician $25/hour

College events that are scheduled on weekends will be charged for four hours minimum for the Auditorium Manager, Custodial Staff and Police.  The need for other technical staff will be determined by the Auditorium Manager at the following rates:

  • Auditorium Manager $50/hour
  • Sound Engineer $50/hour
  • General Technician $25/hour
  • Custodial $68/ hour
  • Police Officer $67/hour (if necessary)
  • Student Officer $15/hour (if necessary)

Equipment requests should be attached to the Facilities Use Request Form and sent to the Facilities Rental Coordinator when use of VPAC is requested.  Changes and additions to the equipment request can be made up to two weeks prior to the event.  Below is a partial list of equipment. See the full equipment list.

VPAC Auditorium Equipment
  • Microphones, wired or wireless (please indicate number)
  • Multimedia
  • CD player
  • Podium
  • Projector
  • Projection screen
  • DVD
  • Piano (tuning costs $200 and must be scheduled at least four weeks in advance)
VPAC Lobby
  • Tables and chairs (must be requested)


Visual & Performing ArTS Center Rentals

Contact: Tony Arellano

Building: Administration
Office: 408.864.8333
Cell Phone:
408.595.3472
Fax: 408.864.5454
E-Mail:
arellanotony@fhda.edu


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Last Updated: 2/9/13