Rental Information

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Choosing the right venue is essential for a memorable and successful event.

It must offer convenience, up-to-date technology, and professional management, at a rate that fits your budget. The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts has all of the above. Plus, there is an intangible “wow” factor that comes with the Grand.

An Interesting Past, A Place For Today

The historic Grand Theatre opened in 1923 as a vaudeville house at the center of downtown Tracy. The Grand reached its heyday in the 1940’s-50’s as a local movie theatre, receiving an Art Deco makeover 1941. The period-sculptural marquee is still in place today. A 20-year visionary, civic-community partnership created the culturally, enrichment-focused Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, which opened in 2007.

The Center is owned and operated by the City of Tracy and managed by City Staff with expertise in arts, events and facility management. This municipal, interdisciplinary arts center is the only one of its kind in California offering professional and community fine arts programming through arts education, exhibition and  performances. All performance and classroom spaces are available for rent at very reasonable rates.

Facility Rental Pricing

Facility rental at the Grand is extremely reasonable, with commercial and non-profit rates available. All theatre rentals include one (1) lighting and Sound Technician, a House Manager and Ushers. Please contact us for a complete list of facility rental pricing.

What Works Here? Almost Everything!

We have hosted a wide variety of customized public and private events.

  • Annual Meetings
  • Business Mixers
  • Corporate Training
  • Special Events: fundraisers, proms, reunion and graduation parties
  • Concerts
  • Luncheons
  • Specialty Tours/Multi-Event
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Eleni Kounalakis Theatre

  • 547 reserved or general admission seating
  • Orchestra pit with fill for extended apron space
  • 28 digitally controlled motorized line sets
  • 100+ lighting instruments with state-of-the-art control
  • VRX line arrays and 7.1 Surround Sound
  • 18,000 Lumen high definition digital projector
  • On-stage dinner seating for up to 100

This space is perfect for:

  • Concerts, large plays, musicals and dance performances
  • Movie screenings
  • Variety and comedy shows
  • Large meetings, seminars and employee appreciation events
  • Memorials and celebrations of life

Studio Theatre

This intimate and easily accessible community space features:

  • 56 to 104 general admission seats
  • “End stage” or “thrust” stage setup
  • Always ready repertory light plot with 35 instruments
  • On-stage dinner seating for up to 50
  • Free-flowing party capacity up to 110

Rental Fees include:

  • Five hours
  • One Technician
  • Repertory lighting and sound
  • House Manager and Ushers

Perfect for:

  • Plays, small musicals and performance art
  • Rehearsals and teaching space
  • Business meetings, trainings, and luncheons.
  • Birthday and retirement parties, wedding and baby showers
  • Memorials and celebrations of life

SPecialized Studios

  • Dance/Movement Studio
  • Children’s Art Studio
  • Visual Arts Studios
  • Music Studios
  • Floor Plans

Unique Spaces

  • Loggia Open Air Lounge
  • Grand Galleries
  • Grand Lobbies

FORMS AND INFORMATION LINKS

Rental Contact

Patron Services at the Box Office

209.831.6858