Rental Information and Procedures

The Florence Little Theatre is a 394 seat state-of-the-art theater that offers professional quality production equipment, professionally-run box office and an experienced staff dedicated to helping you create an excellent event or production.

FLT has space to accomadate many different events, including

  • Auctions
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Business, Civic or Church Group Meetings
  • Dinners and receptions
  • Fundraising events
  • Lectures
  • Movie screenings
  • Pageants
  • Performances of all sorts including plays and musicals, concerts, comedy, dance, and variety shows
  • Weddings
  • Many more!

 

FLT has rental procedures in place to ensure your event planning runs as smoothly as possible. 

  1. Availability

The Florence Little Theatre calendar operates annually between July 1 and June 30 of the following year. FLT will not accept applications for third-party usage of the facility for the upcoming season prior to April 1. This policy is necessary to ensure that programs within the Florence Little Theatre have ample time to complete scheduling for the upcoming season.                             

  1. Inquiry

After an organization or individual has established a target date for an event, Florence Little Theatre should be contacted at 843-662-3731 ext. 11 regarding availability of specific dates on FLT’s master calendar.

  1. Date on Hold

When space is available on the calendar, a 7-day hold will be placed.

  1. Application Submissions

During the hold period, the organization or individual has 3 business days to complete and return the Rental Application Form. Completed forms may be email to Jessica@florencelittletheatre.org.

  1. Pre-Event Meeting

Pre-Event meetings are necessary to clarify box office charges and define staging costs, and layouts. The renting organization or individual is obligated to meet with FLT’s office staff and the FLT technical staff (if necessary) within 10 business days of application approval or the engagement may be cancelled by the Florence Little Theatre.

  1. Contract and Deposit

Upon determination of estimated event cost, a Florence Little Theatre Rental Agreement will be issued. Countersigned copies by the renter plus a deposit of 50% of the estimated event costs are to be received by the Florence Little Theatre within 5 business days. If contract and deposit are not received during that time, the hold date will automatically be released. Please note that holds and deposits are valid only for the event named on the approved rental application.

  1. Payment

Final rental fees and costs will be deducted from the final ticketing settlement (if applicable). The remaining surplus from ticket sales will be remitted by the Florence Little Theatre to the renter no later than 5 business days after the event; or a remaining deficient must be paid by the user prior to the date of the event. The Florence Little Theatre management may request that the user have sufficient amounts on deposit to cover estimated rental and event costs if, in its determination, management believes that the user will not take in sufficient ticket sales revenue to cover estimated remaining rental and event costs. Whether by receipt of box office ticket income or by user’s payment, final rental costs must be received by Florence Little Theatre no later than five business days prior to the event.