Mission

Trinity House Theatre exists to enrich and enliven the communities of Southeastern Michigan through brave, truthful and necessary works of art.

Trinity House Theatre
38840 West Six Mile
Livonia, MI 48152
734-464-6302

Rental Info

If you have an interest in renting the Trinity House Theatre facilities, please read the info below and then email the rental address on our contact page or call 734.464.6302. Let us know who you are, what organization you are with, the purpose of the rental (activity or event that will take place), and admission charges if any.

Please check the list of upcoming events to see any dates that would not be available. However, please be advised that just because a date is not listed on the upcoming events page does not mean that the date is available for rental.

Rates are $200 per day.

A security deposit and proof of insurance are required. Insurance tends to be an issue for many interested renters. You may want to research your insurance options prior to contacting us.

For short term rentals the security deposit starts at $100, for long term rentals the security deposit is usually one month’s rent. The security deposit is returned upon our verification that no damage was done to the facilities and return of the building key.

If your organization already has liability insurance you should be able to get a rider on your policy to cover the rental event by contacting your agent. Here is the info from the lease that your agent will need:

Tenant and Landlord shall, each at its own expense, maintain a policy or policies of comprehensive general liability insurance with respect to the particular activities of each in the Building with the premiums thereon fully paid on or before due date. Such insurance policy shall be issued by and binding upon an insurance company approved by Landlord, and shall afford minimum protection of not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit coverage of bodily injury, property damage or combination thereof. Tenant’s insurance must provide Landlord with a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Trinity House Theatre, its members, board of directors, officers, volunteers and staff as an additional insured. Seating capacity is limited to 87.

If you do not have insurance, our insurance provider may be able to give you a rider on our insurance policy if you are producing a theatrical drama. The fee for this tends to be between $75 – $100. Our insurance policy is through the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). AACT is able to provide an insurance rider to outside groups only for dramatic productions. You will need to provide your own insurance if you are renting for any other purpose (e.g. concerts, private parties, church events, etc.)

Stage lighting and the minor sound equipment in the light booth are included in the rental, but our concert sound equipment is not. If you need sound equipment you would have to provide your own or contract with one of our sound technicians to run our equipment.

The stage is approximately 13’ by 26’.

Rents are paid in advance.

For long term rentals, rent is due the 1st of the month. The security deposit is due at the signing of the lease.

For short term rentals, the first day’s rent and security deposit are due when the lease is signed. The dates will not be secured and a key will not be issued until the security deposit and first day’s rent are paid. These amounts are non-refundable if the tenant backs out of the lease.

For one day rentals, the security deposit and rent needs to be paid to secure the date and to be issued a key. The security deposit will be forfeited if the tenant cancels the lease.

The air conditioner will not cool the building effectively on extremely hot days or on warm days with a large crowd inside. If you choose to rent during the summer months, you are at the mercy of the weather.

Trinity House Theatre
Building Use Rules

1. Maximum seating capacity is 87.

2. No smoking is allowed inside the building.

3. No alcoholic beverages may be used on the premises.

4. The building is to be left as it was found. If chairs or tables are moved in the lobby or auditorium, they are to be returned to their original positions.

5. The equipment in the light/sound booth may be used only with prior approval and instruction from THT staff. If any lights are rearranged, they must be restored to their original positions.

6. The soundboard, microphones, speakers, and monitors which belong to Trinity House Theatre are not to be used by the Tenant. (The sound equipment found in the light/sound booth which includes a CD player and tape player may be used by the Tenant but only with instruction.)

7. The make-up and costumes which belong to Trinity House Theatre are not to be used by the Tenant.

8. The pop and water in the refrigerator may be purchased for $1 per item. Money should be placed in the jar on the concession stand.

9. If the phone needs to be used for out-going calls, the calls are to be paid for by the Tenant.

10. The Administrative Office is off-limits.

11. All lights in the building should be off when the Tenant leaves.

12. If the air conditioning is used, it should be turned off when the Tenant leaves or the temperature on the thermostat should be increased to 82. If the overhead fans are turned on, they should be turned off when the Tenant leaves. In the winter, the heat should be left on, but the thermostat should be lowered to 60 (68 if the Tenant is leasing the next day).

13. The back door is to be used only in the case of an emergency. The locks on the door should be opened during the Tenant’s occupation of the building but relocked when the Tenant leaves the building.

14. The front door needs to be firmly closed when you exit the building.