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Marie Foster Performing Arts Hall

State-of-the-Art Concert Hall

Seating for 1700

The Marie Foster Performing Arts Hall is widely recognized as one of the top concert halls in the country. With 1700 seats arranged in continental style seating, a one-of-a-kind orchestra shell, and state-of-the-art equipment, patrons are provided the opportunity to experience unequaled, outstanding performances.

Perfect for Performances

Non-profit organizations that provide the finest in concerts, ballets and productions include: Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra; Bartlesville Civic Ballet; Bartlesville Choral Society; Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville; Bartlesville Community Concert Association; and The Center’s Broadway in Bartlesville series featuring major touring productions.

State-of-the-Art Facility

Seats are arranged in the Continental style, i.e., with no center aisle. Each row, 42 inches wide, is considered to be an aisle. This seating arrangement meets all safety standards and the Auditorium can be emptied in 4 to 5 minutes.

With its large stage and continually updated lighting and sound systems, the Auditorium is used throughout the year for a number of performances. To help make your event go smoothly, please review the Performance Practices and Procedures. All performances will need to provide the information found on the Ticket and Event Information Form. For technical and lighting specifications, please click on the links below.

Downloads: Stage Technical Data Line Set Schedule Production Line Set Schedule Ticket & Event Information FormPerformance Practices and ProceduresAuditorium Amenities

Rental Rates:

1 - 6 continuous hours of rental $900 or 10% of Gross Ticket Sales (whichever is greater)
6 - 12 continuous hours of rental $1,150 or 10% of Gross Ticket Sales (whichever is greater)
12 - 18 continuous hours of rental $1,500 or 10% of Gross Ticket Sales (whichever is greater)
Rain Hold $850
Cleaning Fee at Rehearsal (as needed) $100 per Event
Non-Refundable Deposit $750
  • Any ticketed event, the rate will be either the hourly rental rate OR 10% of gross ticket sales – whichever is greater.
  • Rentals using sound, lights or fly system are required to use BCC Technicians.
  • BCC does not have an in-house Lighting Designer or Sound Engineer – if required this will be an additional charge.
  • Labor is not included in the Rental Prices.

Your Rental Includes:

  • Performance(s) will be listed on The Center's calendar, social media, lobby TVs, website, and on marquee
  • Green Room with hot and cold water dispenser
  • Production office with desk and wireless internet access
  • Dressing Rooms and Chorus Rooms
  • Wardrobe Room
  • Laundry Room (2 washers & 2 dryers)
  • Up to 100 Chairs and 60 music stands
  • Conductor’s Podium
  • Speaker’s Lectern
  • Uniformed Ushers and House Manager(s) (When The Center Box Office does not issue tickets, $250 per performance will be applied for this service.)
  • Night Manager at Front Kiosk
  • Box Office Manager
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Brass Easels for signage
  • Technical Director – Supervision Only

Also Available:

Additional Technical Labor $30 to $35 per person, per hour
Security – Bartlesville Police Officer (armed and uniformed) $35 per officer, per hour
Full Sound System $500
Orchestra shell $75 per move
Choral Risers $50 per event
9’ Steinway “D” Concert Grand Piano $100 per day
9’ Steinway “CD” Concert Grand Piano $100 per day
Piano tuning $200 per tuning – requires one month advance notice
Symphony Front Projection Screen (18'x20') $200 per day
Symphony Front/Rear Projection Screen (31'8"x18'1") $300 per day
Symphony Front/Rear Projection Screen (13'4"x7'6") $150 per day
Symphony 7000 Lumen Projectors (3 available) $150 per day
13,000 Lumen Projector (outdoor/indoor) $800 per day
Blow-Up Screen (outdoor/indoor) $500 per day
Use of climate controlled Scene Shop (outside of contract rental hours) $30 per hour (Requires Signed Liability Waiver)
Coffee Service (includes paper cups, sugar, creamer & stirrer sticks) $25 per carafe  | Regular & Decaf available | optional hot water carafe + tea bags
  • Additional Labor – Technical Director, Sound & Lighting department heads are required. See Stagehand Rates Sheet.
  • Stage Lighting – Price based on needs, work within the BCC’s general light plot (See Tech Spec)

Box Office Fees:

  • $3.00 per ticket – Facility Fee (paid by ticket purchaser)
  • $3.00 per ticket – Box Office Fee (paid by ticket purchaser)
  • $0.10 per ticket – Ticket Printing Fee (paid facility rental group)
  • 4% Credit Card Fee - (paid facility rental group)
  • Tickets are available for sale during The Center’s normal business hours – one hour prior to event and online 24/7.

Commission on Novelties Sales:

The Center shall receive a commission on the sale of any and all novelty items (T-shirts, programs, recordings, etc.) sold at The Center. The rate of commission shall be 15% on soft goods and 15% on all media items.


All rentals must provide a liability insurance certificate verifying there is a policy in force naming renter as insured. Such insurance must provide for a minimum premises bodily injury liability of $1,000,000 per occurrence. Certificate must be presented with signed contract.

Please Note:

All events in the Auditorium require a 30 day advance production meeting. For more information and a list of available equipment please contact Technical Director, Bill Cheverton at 918-337-2787 or eat1@eau1eav1eaw1.

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