Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Located on the lower level of Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education is the spacious Marian Zimmer Auditorium. This site is perfect for business meetings, family get-togethers, and other special events.

Rental Application

Please review the Marian Zimmer Auditorium Rental Form for detailed information regarding rules, restrictions, reservation, and cancellation policies. Submit your completed form via email or fax to (510) 729-7324 at least 6 weeks in advance. Please contact (510) 632-9525 ext. 220 for more information.

Capacity and Hours

Maximum Capacity: 100 people.
Rental Hours: Available 8:00am to 12:30am (12:00am youth events)

Rental Rates

All rental rates are the same for all parties, including non-profits. You must rent the Zimmer Auditorium for a minimum of 3 hours. You may opt to add additional hours to your reservation at an additional hourly rate.

Rental Rate (for up to 3 hours)

Monday-Thursday: $230.00

Friday-Sunday: $460.00

Additional Hourly Rate

Monday-Thursday: $25.00

Friday-Sunday: $50.00

Reservation & Damage Deposit (Refundable)

Monday-Thursday: $75.00

Friday-Sunday: $200.00

Required Security

$30.00 per hour per guard

Additional Ammenties for Purchase

Equipment: 1 hand crafted statesman podium is available for rent for $25.00

Discounted Parking Passes: $5.00 per pass.

Discounted Admission Passes: Adults: $19/ Seniors (65+) and Children (2-14): $15

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