Facility Rentals

Performing Arts Center


It’s been called “enormously intimate” and “acoustically astonishing”. A state-of-the-art facility housed within a striking, modern architectural landmark, the Broad Stage at Santa Monica College’s Performing Arts Center features world-class equipment and technology expertly operated by top-tier professionals.

For rental inquiries, please contact Rob Rudolph, Director of Facilities Programming, at rudolph_robert@smc.edu or 310-434-3516. Please include your proposed dates, times, and a description of your event including estimated attendance. Inquiries to tour the venue will not be granted until a formal production application is completed and returned to us.

For technical inquiries, please contact Siamanto Ismaily, Theatre Technical Director, at ismaily_siamanto@smc.edu 

Technical Overview

The Broad Stage is a fully loaded, professionally sized stage. Maximum seating capacity in the auditorium is 537. The building comes with an impressive inventory of lighting, video, and sound equipment.


The Broad standard lighting positions include a 1st and 2nd AP, near and far box booms, balcony rail, eight on-stage side-light booms, and nine over-stage electrics. The rep-plot consists of about 150 conventional lights, forty-eight color-changing fixtures, and thirty intelligent lights.


The Broad Stage comes equipped with a DiGiCo Audio System including two digital consoles - an SD10 and an SD8. This is complemented by 12 channels of wireless microphones, a high-end microphone package (including Sennheiser, Neumann, and Schoeps microphones), and 14 stage monitors. Our audio system is capable of providing Stereo, 3.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (for film screenings).


The Broad Stage comes equipped with a Christie CP2200 Digital Cinema Projector that services a Silver movie screen 42 ft wide by 20 ft tall.
Our Panasonic DW-830 Projector services a 16 ft by 12 ft projection screen or digital projections on our white cyclorama. Please note that the Broad Stage is designed for live music and film screenings may require supplemental audio equipment. 

The Stage

With a full complement of soft goods in place, stage area dimensions are 40 ft wide by 38 ft deep. The Broad has a ribbon grid that is 54 feet from the stage floor and a fly system of 38 working line-sets. We have a Marley floor and a full orchestra shell available in three configurations. 


Broad Stage Interior