Total Capacity: 1235
Bovard Auditorium also has the following accommodations for wheelchair access:
- Orchestra Level - 12 wheelchair spaces along with companion seats.
- First Balcony - 2 wheelchair spaces along with companion seats.
These seats are not included in the seat count below and will only be released 10 minutes prior to show time. The default seating configuration is Full House Seating. Please visit our seating page for more information.
Your rental and staffing rates are separate.
Yes. Your staffing fees will differ and are evaluated on a case by case basis by Bovard Auditorium's Production Office.
Bovard Auditorium is a revenue centered theater that relies on income. Therefore, we cannot reduce your rates.
Bovard Stage Crew is required for any use of the building. There is no time the building can be used without Bovard Crew present.
Bovard Auditorium Ushers are required for your event. In order to bring your own ushers you must receive approval from the Bovard Production Office one week in advance. In addition your ushers must be present an hour before the event to receive a debriefing on proper protocol.
Your rental of the facility does include use of the House Audio System, if an audio technician was scheduled for your event. Please refer to our audio information page for details.
You may use the entire house light plot. Please see the detailed outline on our lighting information page to view the house plot. Any modification to the house plot will require additional rental time and a lighting technican to be determined by the Bovard Production Manager.
Bovard has no follow spots. You will need to rent from an outside vendor and arrange a delivery time with the Bovard Production Office (213) 740-4211.
Bovard has a Panasonic PT-DW10000U video projector included in your rental. We require a three working day notice regarding your intention to use it.
Rear projectors need a throw of 14 to 20 feet. 250V circuits are not available for rear projection.
Not at the present time.
Food and Beverages shall only be served by arrangement with an on-campus food service provider. No outside food or beverages may be sold. No food or drink is permitted in Bovard Auditorium.
Bovard allows two vendors per event. A $200.00 flat fee is charged to the vendor/client for each vendor. No vendors are allowed without express permission of both the University and the client.
No. Smoking is strictly prohibited in Bovard Auditorium.
Bovard Auditorium has air-conditioning and heating.
Two dressing rooms, one stage right and one stage left, as well as one star room located stage left
- Stage Right:
- Capacity: 8 persons
- Amenities: Hot and cold water, Water fountain, Audio and visual monitoring of the stage
- Stage Left:
- Capacity: 8 persons
- Amenities: Hot and cold water, Audio and visual monitoring of the stage
- Star Room:
- Capacity: 1 Person
- Amenities: Audio and visual monitoring of the stage
Please see the stage diagrams for exact locations.
The dimensions of the stage depend on configuration.
- Proscenium Width: 36'
- Proscenium Height: 25'
- Apron Width: 50'
- Depth: 43'
- Batton Widths: 36'
- Stage House Height: 40'
You may find more detail on the stage diagrams index.
Bovard Auditorium has 4 tables and 10 chairs for your event. You may rent EXTRA tables and chairs from Facilities Management Services on campus 213-740-6833 or you may rent off campus as long as you arrange for delivery with the Bovard Auditorium Production Office.
Security is not provided by Bovard Auditorium. It is provided and may be required by the Department of Public Safety 821-1089 (Lt. Mike Heckelman). You must contact the USC Department of Public Safety at least two weeks prior to the event. DPS will then determine whether or not security is needed for the event. Personnel will be assigned as determined by USC Public Safety and any security measures will be communicated directly with you.
Your rental of the facility does not include parking. You may inquire about parking with the Department of Transportation Services at 740-3575.
You may bring extra equipment with the approval of the Technical Director or Production Manager for Bovard Auditorium.
No, you may not repaint the stage.
No you may not staple or tape any items to the walls of the auditorium. If you do you will lose your cleaning and damage deposit.
Removal of seats also requires approval of the Technical Director or the Production Manager and is evaluated on a case by case basis.
Bovard has a Clear-Com system for use free of charge with positions in the control booth, backstage and second balcony.
Fourteen. Three of these are dedicated electrics. Please see the rigging diagram for details.
To the proscenium: 98 feet. To the lip of the stage: 80 feet.
Bovard has a 400 amp three phase circuit on stage right. A qualified University electrician is required to tie into it. Please see our power details.
There are several different billing and information deadlines. Please see our reservation policies for more information.
You are required to leave a minimum $1000.00 cleaning deposit on a separate check. You are responsible for leaving the building in the same condition as when you entered. If you fail to clean the facility adequately then you will forfeit your cleaning deposit. Bovard Staff will have mops, brooms and trash bags on hand to assist with your clean-up.