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Rent the Met

The Metropolitan Theatre is managed by the WVU College of Creative Arts, in partnership with the City of Morgantown. 

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To inquire about rental of the facility, please contact us at .


The rental rates below reflect the theatre being open and available to the renter for the allotted time frame and do not include any staff other than the theatre staff person responsible for the safety
and security of the theatre and its equipment.

Full day rental rates

The general public would be allowed into the theatre from
9 AM to 11 PM.
For profit $1400.00
Non-profit $900.00

Half day rental rates

This would be an event that is open to the public, has no special sound or lighting needs (only basic needs) and one of two time frames: 9 AM to 3 PM or 5 PM to 11 PM. 
These times include any setup or tear down time needed and are not flexible. The theatre will have to be cleared of all renters and equipment within the allotted time frame. This price includes sound and basic lighting with technician for both.
For profit $550.00
Non-profit $450.00

Technician rates

All of these rates require a four hour minimum. All technicians must be given a 30 minute paid lunch break every 4 hours.  These rates will be charged for any times that the technician is required to be on site.  They will be determined prior to the rental date and agreed upon between the renter and the theatre manager, and once the times have been scheduled they cannot be shortened however, times may be extended with additional charges at any time, if the technicians assigned are 
Sound engineer $15.00 / hour
Lighting designer $15.00 / hour
Stage manager $15.00 / hour
Follow spot operator $15.00 / hour with two hour minimum
Theatre staff $15.00 / hour with two hour minimum


The Metropolitan Theatre has a group of volunteer ushers that can be available, free of charge, for your event.  These arrangements must be made three weeks prior to your event with the theatre manager. 

Marketing your event

The Metropolitan Theatre maintains this website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account to assist in marketing your event, as well as a marquee on the theatre itself.  All material and information for your event must be submitted to theatre management  four weeks prior to your event.