Booking Policy

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After review by the Santa Cruz City Council’s Facilities Subcommittee, the following “Booking Policy” has been established for the Civic Auditorium as a means to accomplish it’s Mission Statement and goals. As such, the intent is to increase availability of dates to producers of series and multiple date events to increase revenues and reduce City subsidy.

Level I: 12 Months Advance Booking: For users producing 3 or more “Gross Percentage Fee” events at the Civic within a year, meeting the minimum gross percentage.1 [“Gross Percentage Fee” outlined in Civic Fee Structure]

Level II: 6 Months Advance Booking: For users producing 3 or less “Gross Percentage Fee” events per year meeting the minimum gross percentage.

Level III : 6 Weeks Advance Booking: For users producing non- “Gross Percentage Fee” events at the Civic.

  • Producers can place holds in advance of the assigned level, but are subject to bumping by producers in a higher level.
  • Holds are placed on a first come, first served basis. Civic Management will make the final decision over conflicts in dates.
  • Producers may move up one level by paying the minimum gross percentage, due at the time of confirmation.

1 Minimum Gross Percentage Fee Requirement: $1000 per event for For-Profit and Non-Profit producers and $500 minimum for City Non-Profit producers to qualify for levels I and II.