As a part of Highwood's Your Theatre Branch, our goal is to provide top-notch affordable space to local artists and groups.


  • The Highwood Theatre has base hourly rates for its rental spaces.  A discount may be available for qualifying 501(c)3 non-profit organizations or those using the space on a consistent basis.  
  • Please contact info@thehighwoodtheatre.org to inquire about renting our space.  
  • The Highwood Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring on Silver Spring Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street.  We have a street front space and lobby with over 40 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows; a great atmosphere for daytime or evening rehearsals, meetings, or small performances.  On the first floor, is our Open Source Studio (35-40 seat black bock performance space).  We also have 2nd floor spaces, including a rehearsal room, classroom, and a larger 70-seat black bock theatre.  There is A/C, bathrooms, refrigeration, cold filtered drinking water in the space, and access to chairs and a limited number of tables.
  • For all spaces, access to audio/visual and other technical equipment as well as a digital piano is available for an additional fee.


Open Source Studio
Providing Affordable Performing Space to Local Artists and Groups

Size: Roughly 800 square feet with - seats 35-40 depending on exact configuration.  Equipped with lighting and sound equipment - perfect for staged readings, rehearsals, presentations, and small performances.
Room Dimensions: 20' x 40' x 10' (grid height)
Hourly Rate: $25/hour
Public Performance Rate: $150 for 5-hour performance-block
Includes: Staff member at box office, lighting/sound equipment (as currently set up - see below for custom lighting), wireless internet, and access to lobby, access to additional audio/visual equipment (additional fee)
Custom Stage/Audience Configuration: Not Generally Available
Custom Lighting Plot: $225

Black Box Theatre
Up a full flight of stairs - no elevator (read about our Capital Campaign to make our space fully accessible)

Size: Roughly 2,200 square feet - seats 60-70+ depending on configuration.  Equipped with lighting and sound equipment - perfect for staged readings, performances, concerts
Room Dimensions: 40' x 55' x 10' (grid height)
Hourly Rate: $50/hour
Public Performance Rate: $305 for 5-hour performance-block
Includes: Staff member at box office, lighting/sound equipment (as currently set up - see below for custom lighting), wireless internet, and access to lobby, access to additional audio/visual equipment (additional fee)
Custom Stage/Audience Configuration: $700
Custom Lighting Plot: $500

Rehearsal Room

Providing affordable rehearsal space to local artists and groups; Up a full flight of stairs - no elevator (read about our Capital Campaign to make our space fully accessible)
Size: 480 square feet - rehearsal for up to 20 or small staged readings/recitals for 25 audience members
Dimensions: 16' x 30'
Hourly Rate: $22/hour
Includes: wireless internet, limited number of chairs/tables upon request, large white board, basic lighting, basic sound system, access to audio/visual equipment (additional fee)​
Additional Stage Lighting: $65

Classroom
Providing affordable rehearsal space to local artists and groups; Up a full flight of stairs - no elevator (read about our Capital Campaign to make our space fully accessible)

Size: 377 square feet - rehearsal for up to 15
Dimensions: 14.5' x 26'
Hourly Rate: $18/hour
Includes: wireless internet, limited number of chairs/tables upon request, large white board, basic sound system, access to audio/visual equipment (additional fee)​


Additional Equipment Rentals
Projector: $8 per day
Digital Keyboard: $10 per day
Additional sets/technical packages can be prepared at other rates - quotes will be e-mailed in 1 business day.






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