Renting CounterPulse for Photo or Video Shoots

Photo or Video Shoots include space rental.  You are required to provide Insurance or purchase our daily rate of insurance.  All rentals include general work light and a boom box.  You  may provide your own lights for photo or video shoots, or you may hire a CounterPulse trained Technician to have access to our theatrical lights or sound.  See rates below.


  1. Please read all this information below on rates & policies.
  2. Please review our RENTAL CALENDAR for availability
  3. Please fill out our RENTAL REQUEST FORM


Photo/Video Shoot Space Usage:  Includes space for time booked, plus 15 min before and after for set-up and clean-up. Additional set-up/clean-up time is $15/hr $25/hr members 
$30/hr non-members
Insurance:   If you have your own liability insurance policy, you may include an insurance rider, naming CounterPulse as an additional insured.  Please provide insurance certificate at contract signing or no later than 1 week before rental date. $25/day
Technician Hire:  If you would like to use our Theatrical Lighting or Sound equipment for your photo or video shoot, CounterPulse requires that you hire one of our trained technicians. Our technicians are paid at an hourly rate with a 3 hr minimum. $20/hr


Security Deposit:  We will return this deposit one week after the event, minus $15/hr for any necessary additional cleaning, as well as expenses for repairs as a result of damage incurred during your event. $100
Key Deposit: Please make arrangements in advance to pick up a key if necessary. If key is not returned within one month following your event, we will cash your deposit. $50/key



  • 25 ft. wide x 30 ft. deep studio-theater (1350 square feet)
  • 15 ft. ceilings
  • Fully sprung hardwood floor, option of marley floor, option of black curtains, aerial riggable.
  • Two ADA bathrooms,
  • Dressing room/Green room,
  • Lobby,
  • Kitchen.
  • Fire hallway is available for moving bodies only and can not be used to store anything.
  • The front offices and the tech loft are off-limits.
  • Note: You will have to work with the lighting plot current to your rental time/date.


The theater floor is a sprung hardwood dance floor covered in black marley. The marley is required at any event where shoes are worn or heavy props are used that may damage the wood floor. There is the option of removing the black marley to expose the hardwood and to change the color of the marley to grey or white.  However, NO Shoes allowed on the hardwood.

Contact our Producing Director in advance to arrange for any floor changes.  Additional fees associated with space, supplies and staff will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


If you generate more trash and/or recycling than our receptacles will hold, you are responsible for removing it.

Lost and Found

CounterPulse is not responsible for any items that you or your audience leaves behind, with the exception of props/costumes stored with prior approval.


For security reasons, the front and side doors cannot be left open unless they are being closely monitored. There is a $50 fine for leaving the door unlocked and unmonitored.


Cancellation Policy:   Time booked at CounterPulse needs to be cancelled at least 7 full days prior to the event or you will need to pay the full amount. You pay for all the time booked even if it is not used. “No shows” for rehearsal time will also be billed the full amount. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Sign Out Sheet:  You are responsible for signing out after each booking with date, name, # of attendees (important for grants), and any notes/problems with the space (clipboard located on office door).

Demographic Surveys:   Please also have each attendee fill out a ONE TIME demographic survey (blank ones found in the “Rental Exchange” mailbox located in the office door). Please leave the surveys, and the remainder of payment in the “Rental Exchange” box located on the office door.

Point of Contact:  You are responsible for communicating all policies and agreements in this contract to your Collaborators.

Deposits:  At the signing of this contract, you are responsible for providing CounterPulse with a check for a non-refundable deposit for your event (half the total amount due, including the insurance fee), plus a refundable of $100 security deposit.

Once you have read this information, please review our RENTAL CALENDAR for availability and then fill out our RENTAL REQUEST FORM