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For information space availability, costs and rental policies please contact:

J. W. Seabrook Auditorium
Facility Scheduling Office
910.672.1724 (ph) 910.672.2176 (fax)

We regret that we are unable to accept reservations less than 6 weeks prior to the event date.

Rental Requirements


J.W. Seabrook AuditoriumAll contracts must be signed four (4) weeks prior to the event date. In the event of a contract is not signed four (4) weeks prior, the Center reserves the right to cancel the event. At the time a contract is signed renters are required to submit a deposit, proof of insurance, proof of non-profit status (if applicable), proof of North Carolina tax exemption (if applicable), and a Ticketing Form (if applicable).


The contract must be fully executed prior to:

  • Ticket Sales
  • Promotion of the Event
  • Occupancy of Space
  • Storage of Equipment

Any violation of the above may result in the cancellation of the event.


A deposit is required at the time the contract is signed. The deposit is based on a percentage of the estimated costs. The deposit can be made by check or money order (Banner numbers are accepted for campus groups).


Non-Campus renters, at the time of contract signing, must provide written proof of current liability insurance that covers the event and all related activities.


ARAMARK is the sole supplier of catering services for the J.W. Seabrook Performing Arts Center. All food and drinks must be arranged through ARAMARK Educational Services, at 910.672.1058. More information can be found on their website.

Your Rental Agreement Includes:

  • Access from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (requests for access outside of the above hours will result in overtime costs).
  • Access to specified loading dock, corridors, dressing rooms, lobby, stage and audience areas.
  • House Ticketing System and event listing on our website.
  • Standard orchestra chairs, music stands, stand lights, and conductor's podium.
  • Theater seating capacity may vary according to configuration and technical requirements.
  • The Center does not have a Standing Room option in any of its theatre spaces.
  • There is no on-stage audience seating.
  • Renters may record their event with prior notification and submission of a Recording Form.
  • Renters are required to sign a Change Order form if a requested change in services and/or equipment results in a cost increase of more than 10% of the original estimate.


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