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.



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 with your contract.

Whether your event is large or small, formal or casual, a meeting or a banquet, Boston University has a range of event facilities to offer. Visit Events & Conferences to learn more!.

For those clients that 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 clients 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

The box office is open part-time during the business week and regular box office hours can vary from semester to semester. Patrons ordering tickets by phone must pay with a credit card if they wish to reserve their tickets. The Tsai Center has a “no exchanges & no refund” policy for all ticket orders. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and cash.  At this time, we do not do on-line ticketing for our performances. *NOTE FOR STUDENT GROUPS: Please discuss ticketing options with SAO for selling tickets to your events.


The Tsai Center provides ushers for your event, beginning one-hour prior to your event. These ushers can take tickets, hand out programs, assist in seating, and provide general information to the patrons of your event. Our usher staff has a standard uniform, including a red sweater with Tsai Center nametags, which makes them easily identifiable to the audience.