Our Crawford Theater boasts Dolby surround sound, a large seating capacity, comfortable chairs and a perfect location!  The Crawford Theater is ideal for concerts, plays, musicals, lectures, films, wedding ceremonies and more.  Visit us today for a tour!


  • Concert – $1,030.00 + $1.00/ticket sold
  • Dance/Theater – $700.00
  • Film – $500.00 + $1.00/ticket sold
  • Lecture – $290.00
  • Rehearsal – $275.00
NON-PROFIT (see below for requirements)*
  • Concert – $880.00 + $1.00/ticket sold*
  • Dance/Theater – $600.00
  • Film – $375.00 + $1.00/ticket sold*
  • Lecture – $220.00
  • Rehearsal – $210.00

*May Apply


A $65.00 cleaning fee will be charged along with the rental rate.


  • Main Floor: 481
  • Balcony: 246
  • TOTAL: 727



  • Access to the theater during the day of your rental, from 8:00am-12:00am
  • Tables and chairs for use in the lobby
  • Arrangements can be made to reserve a large green room area with a private bathroom, plenty of room for storing equipment/wardrobes, dressing, etc.



  • Wireless is available for a fee of $65/day or $5/per hour. If you need WIFI access, please request additional information.
  • Sound and other technical assistance should be discussed with our theater manager at least two weeks prior to the event. Our event tech’s time is billed out at $50.00 per hour.  The use of sound, lighting, projector, screens, etc. is charged separately and will depend on your individual event needs. We are able to give a cost estimate of these services by talking with you but you will be charged if additional items are needed or added during the course of your event.



  • Absolutely no alcohol served to those under the age of 21.
  • Consumption of alcohol is allowed in the theater by special arrangement only. Please note, there will be an additional fee. This must be discussed prior to the event.



  • When selling tickets for General Admission shows, “Balcony Tickets” and “Main Floor Tickets” must be designated and sold as such. Wristbands must also be placed on attendees designating “Balcony” & “Main Floor”. Please note, General Admission Show attendees are not mandated to remain seated.
  • For Seated Shows, attendees must remain at their ticketed/purchased seat.



Rocky Mountain Security guards are required for certain events. Please check with the Emerson regarding the requirements your event. Please note, Rocky Mountain Security requires a 72 hour notice prior to any event. The rate will be $43/hour per officer. A notice given less than 72 hours prior to any event will increase the rate to $45/hour per officer.


  • The Emerson is an entirely smoke-free campus which includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, tobacco carrying products, e-cigarettes, hookahs, bongs, etc.
  • Smoking is prohibited throughout the entire Emerson property including ALL interior (hallways, stairways, foyers, tenant studios, public rental spaces, galleries, restrooms, etc.) and interior spaces (lawn, parking lot, sidewalks, foyers, front steps, exterior landings, entrance ways, etc.)



Firearms are not permitted on the Emerson premises.


At the time the contract is signed, a 75% deposit is required. The deposit will be refundable if the cancellation is made ten working days prior to the event. The Emerson will retain a $100.00 administration fee for all cancelled contracts.

The deposit is non-refundable if the cancellation is made less than ten working days before the event.

*In order to receive a non-profit rate, the party making the reservation and remitting payment for the event must furnish a copy your organization’s 501(c)3 letter. Failure to furnish a copy of this letter will result in being charged the “General” rate for your event. Additionally, those receiving the non-profit rate must recognize the Emerson as a sponsor in their marketing materials. The Emerson may request proof of this acknowledgement.

All rates are subject to change.

Click on the buttons below for more information regarding the renting of this space (PDF).

Theater & Lobby Floor Plan

Theater Handbook

Alcohol Policy


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