Scenic Design of The Book of Will by Janie E. Howland. Photo by Mark S. Howard.
Clarendon Hall is the Lyric’s dedicated rehearsal studio. When not in use for a Lyric production this studio space is built and equipped for theatrical or dance use. NOTE: due to the installed Marley flooring, hard-soled shoes (including percussive dance shoes) are prohibited.
Clarendon Hall is located on the fourth floor of 140 Clarendon. Using the elevators in the main lobby, go to the fourth floor, and upon exiting the elevators continue down a short hallway, and the door will be at the end. Rates for renting Clarendon Hall begin at $55 per hour with a four-hour minimum. Not-for-profit and artists, please contact to discuss discounted rates.
Rates for renting Clarendon Hall begin at $55 per hour with a four-hour minimum. Not-for-profit and artists, please contact to discuss discounted rates.
Our 244-seat ¾ thrust stage is the perfect venue for panel discussions, fundraisers, theatrical performances, dance performances, talent shows, award ceremonies, and anything you can think to host! NOTE: see FAQ section for info on availability limitations.
The theater doors are located directly across from the lobby elevators on the second floor of the YWCA building at 140 Clarendon St.
Rates for renting the theatre begin at $1,500 per day. Not-for-profits and artists, please contact us to discuss discounted rates.
Q: I want to rent the Lyric’s theater space; when would I expect best availability?
A: The Lyric Stage Company exclusively performs out of the theater at 140 Clarendon St. Productions use the space from early August through June depending on show runs. Between that time, for smaller events, the theater is generally available on Mondays and Tuesdays. During this time, you should expect scenic elements that may not be able to move or be masked for your event and lighting options may be limited due to the existing show being installed. Between June and August, availability and flexibility of the space is substantially greater. Inquire for specific details on what is in the space and if we are able to accommodate your needs.
Q: Are you able to help us with ticketing for our event in the theater?
A: We are! Whether general seating or assigned seating, we can work with you in getting tickets set up and printed for your event for a small additional charge. When considering your rental request include this information for Lyric staff.
Q: What is parking and accessibility like?
A: This information can be found on our Getting Here page as well as other helpful information!
Q: We’re thinking of catering our event, is that allowed in your space?
A: This is under review. Please refer to the City of Boston for the most recent guidance on best COVID practice.
Q: Is there wi-fi available?
A: The Lyric Stage’s wi-fi is available for active renters.
Q: Can the room’s temperature be controlled?
A: In Clarendon hall there is a thermostat accessible to you. When renting the theater ask Lyric staff to assist you and they may be able to help accommodate temperature needs.
Q: Clarendon Hall is the perfect rehearsal studio for me, but I am a tap dancer and see that you don’t have a space that accommodates use of my shoes. Do you have any kind of tap board I could use?
A: At the moment we do not, but you are welcome to bring a material or rolling tap board to use if you’d like!