SANDY SPRINGS, GA – As the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center completes its first year of operation, the Public Facilities Authority has approved updates to the venue’s reservation and rental policies. The Public Facilities Authority adopted the changes at its August 20 meeting.
Among the changes, presenting partners, formerly known as “affiliates,” can now begin booking theater spaces from June 1 of each calendar year, 15 months before the next performance season. Other performance groups will be able to book theater spaces on January 1 before the start of the next season. Presenter partners are defined as community organizations that help achieve the City’s goal of providing cultural diversity in the arts and meeting established criteria, including demonstrated experience in producing successful programs and original content. . The City must approve the designation.
At the conference level, the Public Facilities Authority has extended the time allowed to reserve meeting spaces and the outdoor terrace, giving meeting and event planners the option to reserve spaces up to three years in advance, a change from the current one-year limit.
“Over the past year, we’ve worked with and listened to the performing groups and meeting planners who have used the venue. We believe these policy changes will help us better align with the needs of the venue as well as with the groups that use the facility, ”said Shaun Albrechtson, Executive Director of the Performing Arts Center.
The policy changes also include a change in the fee structure. Rental prices are now determined by event hall, as well as by type of performance, duration of use of spaces, paid event or not; and the use of rooms at the back of the house. The convenience of ticketing and setup fees have been adjusted, with order fees waived as part of a ticket purchase.
The new policies take effect immediately.