Rent the Clark Center

Why Rent the Clark Center for your Show?

The Clark Center for the Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art performance venue built in 2002. The Clark is one the Central Coast’s premier venues for world-class, professional performing arts in an intimate setting. It hosts hundreds of performances a year. There is ample and free parking on site. The Clark has a full-time staff, and the Box Office is open six days a week. The region is economically vibrant with a population of over 200,000 plus thousands of tourists within a 25-mile radius.

Both the Clark Center’s Forbes Hall (617 seats) and Studio Theatre (about 100 seats) are used by many professional and community productions, and are available to rent.

Looking for a particular target audience demographic? The area is a perfect location to “test market” a show, as well as present established acts. Media rates are relatively inexpensive, and there is little overlap with other media markets. Please call or review the attached links for local demographic information.

In addition to the local population, the region is a popular year-round vacation destination with dozens of lodging properties and several thousand of hotel rooms. These are filled with people looking for fun things to do at night.

The entire region is economically vibrant with a diverse economy in manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, Cal Poly University, software; federal, state and local government services, two large community colleges, and miscellaneous services. The unemployment rate is typically below the state average.

The Clark Center is a natural performance venue for shows travelling between Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Fresno, Bakersfield and San Francisco.

The following links provide additional rental information

Rental Calendars
Click Here for Forbes Hall (Main Theater) Calendar
Click Here for The Studio Theater (Black Box) Calendar

Technical Forms/Info
Clark Center Tech Info 2020
Client Tech Info Pre-Production Worksheet
Clark Center Seating Chart

Marketing Services Available for Renters

Cooperative Marketing Opportunities for Clark Center Renters
(Revised September 2019)

Advertise in our 2019-20 Season Brochure (Note: only ads for Clark Center shows allowed)

Advertise in our 2018-19 Show Programs

Fee Schedules
Community Fee Schedule (Revised Oct. 2013)
LMUSD Fee Schedule (Revised Oct. 2013)

Rental & Alcohol Request Forms
Clark Center – Outside Renter Contract
Alcohol Request Form (June 2019)

Clark Center – Fillable Community Rental Contract (Revised April 2020)

Clark Center – Fillable LMUSD Rental Contract (Revised April 2020) – (Only used by Lucia Mar Schools)

See Photos of Clark Center Amenities

For more information on renting the Clark Center, please contact
Ms. Kris Sinay
Community Relations Manager
(805) 489-4196 ext. 201