Booking Your Event

Quick Facts

  • Technical Specs
  • Stage Setups
  • Seating capacity: 515 maximum (can vary by event)
    • 350 floor section; 165 balcony
  • Acoustic orchestra shell
  • Repertory lighting plot
  • HD projection to Stewart filmscreen
  • Curtains, cyc, and scrim
  • American Harlequin Dance Floor
  • Baldwin SD-10 piano

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.

We are currently accepting inquiries for dates after August 2018.
BU Community Non-University Clients


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.


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.

Production Staff

One of our full-time production staff will coordinate in advance all the details of your event or show with you, and our dedicated and trained student production staff will support you in setting up the stage and running lights and sound.


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.