Looking to host an event at an affordable price? The Center is offering significantly reduced rates for both live and virtual events. Photo: The Center

JACKSON, Wyo. — The Center for the Arts has announced significant rate discounts on their theater, lobby, and park for the remainder of 2021. In some cases, rates have been reduced by as much as 75% thanks to a group of generous donors and several grants.

In addition, many incidental costs related to equipment and services have been rolled into the base rental fee to provide straightforward, all-in pricing. This includes all of the necessary theater equipment and technical expertise to host an event on The Center’s new state-of-the-art virtual platform.

“We realize organizations must be very cost-conscious right now, and we also understand the multitude of questions when adapting a program to be offered virtually,” said Marty Camino, Executive Director of The Center. “We are adjusting our services to help in both of these areas, to ensure that quality programming continues in our community as we collectively face the challenges brought on by the pandemic.”

Rental options include live events with a limited in-person audience, in accordance with current health guidelines. Live streaming equipment allows for virtual-only events or presents the option to combine live with virtual for a unique hybrid event experience.

The Center also has the ability to ticket virtual events, and events can also be offered for free. Organizations will receive a recording of any virtual content to use in future promotions.

Some recent live stream events include:

  • Skinny Skis Avalanche Awareness Night with over 2,500 views.
  • Home From School: The Children of Carlisle, presented by Wyoming Humanities, with over 800 views.
  • Natural Selection Tour with over 17,000 views.

The virtual platform allows event organizers to reach an audience beyond traditional capacity or geographical limitations, which helps organizations expand their reach and make their content more accessible.

Support for The Center’s live stream system comes from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole through their Competitive Grants Program, and from First Republic Bank.

“The Community Foundation’s Competitive Grants program is pleased to support The Center’s request for funding of live streaming equipment for digital programming,” said Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “These technology improvements will enable The Center to continue serving the many nonprofit groups that use the theater for performances and programs.”

If you are interested in The Center hosting and producing one of your events, please contact Acting Event Services Director, Willi Brooks, at willi@jhcenterforthearts.org or at (307) 734-8956.