Booking Your Event

Take a moment to read through our Technical Specs and look at our Stage Setups to see if Tsai is the right place for your event.

When & How to Book

Booking typically opens in February for the following academic year (September to May) and continues on a rolling basis. Our weekday calendar includes BU academic classes and rehearsals. Please include necessary setup and rehearsal time in your request. Make your request by choosing your group below.

BU Community Non-University Clients

Rates

Rates are by quote only. They are based on the amount of time you need the theatre as well as the services required to produce your event. Based on the information gathered during the inquiry process, we can provide clients with an estimate if dates are available.

Insurance

Boston University requires that clients take out and maintain insurance during the period of rental of the Tsai Performance Center. Specific insurance requirements can be provided during the inquiry process.

For those clients who are unable to satisfy the University insurance requirements, the University will make available as an option a Tenant Users Liability Insurance Program (TULIP)—which will enable clients to purchase a special, short-term liability insurance policy that will provide protection for the client’s entity and satisfy the University’s insurance requirement. Please inquire during the booking process if you are interested in learning more about the TULIP program.

Box Office

Selling tickets to your event? We can help with that! Whether you have an online ticketing solution already established with your patrons or are looking to get set up with a new one, we can advise on your options. The box office is generally open part-time Mondays through Fridays from September to April and closed during the summer months. We encourage our clients to manage an online ticketing solution, but talk to us about assisting with day-of-event window sales.

Ushers

There’s no better way to greet your patrons than with the friendly smiling faces of our student usher staff. Beginning one hour prior to your event, these ushers can take tickets, hand out programs, assist in seating, and provide general information to your guests. They have a standard uniform, including a red sweater with Tsai Center name tags, which makes them easily identifiable to the audience.