Wagner Performing Arts Center

WPAC Rental Information 

Location

We are located at 639 W. Main Street in Monroe, Washington.  MAP

Phone

Call 360-799-4151 to reach the WPAC manager.

Seating Capacity

The auditorium holds 632 seats, with an additional area for wheelchairs.

Parking

There is a large lot adjacent to the building, with two van-accessible handicapped parking spaces. 

Rental Fees

Fees vary depending on your needs. If you request a booking, we will invoice you according to your exact requirements. Please note that fees differ according to the type of organization; non-profit organizations will be charged a lower rate than standard (private or commercial) clients. Proof of non-profit status will be required. Also, multi-day discounts may be available to your organization. The Monroe Arts Council reserves the right to change fees without notice.

WPAC Fee Schedule

Standard Fees (commercial and private clients)

Item Price
Rental $45/hour (minimum 4 hours)
Microphone 
(each)
$7.50/Day 
PA/Sound 
System
$75/first 4 hrs, $15/hour thereafter, not to exceed $125 total/day. Sound technician fee included.
Extra Chairs 
(each)
$1/day
Tables 
(each)
$10/day
Piano $20/day
Lighting
Technician
$30/day per tech required
Janitorial $120/event

Non-Profit Fees (501c3 organizations)

Item Price
Rental $40/hour (minimum 4 hours)
Microphone 
(each)
$7.50/Day 
PA/Sound 
System
$75/first 4 hrs, $15/hour thereafter, not to exceed $125 total/day. Sound technician fee included.
Extra Chairs 
(each)
$1/day
Tables 
(each)
$10/day
Piano $20/day
Lighting
Technician
$30/day per tech required
Janitorial $120/event

Sound System

We have a state of the art sound system, with five (5) available microphones. Two of these are wireless.  Rental costs are shown in the tables above. Deposits may be required for sound system rentals. All deposits will be returned upon check-in of the equipment.

Piano

There is an upright piano available on site.  If you require tuning outside of our regular tuning schedule, an additional fee may be required (cost TBD).  

Storage for Props 

Our storage space is limited. However if your production runs multiple days and you need to store props and equipment, we will try to accommodate you if possible.  An additional charge may apply if utilization of the space is more than is typically anticipated. 

Lighting 

The WPAC has a variety of lighting options available, and we are working continually to upgrade our equipment. If you require specialty lighting for your production, you may bring in your own equipment; however you will need to work with our facilities coordinator in order to make sure we are not taxing the current grid for any given performance. 

Stage Suitability for Dance Performances

The stage floor is appropriate for most dance performances. However we do recommend that your dance group coordinator take a look at the facility prior to booking. 

Green Rooms

There is no “official” green room available. However, we do work with the district so that we can utilize additional space when necessary for a given performance. This is currently done on an as-needed basis.

Balcony Use by Stage Hands

The balcony is available for stage hands, however it is currently only accessible through a ladder in the main auditorium. If use of the balcony is needed, we will need a liability waiver signed for those who will be accessing and utilizing that space. 

Heating

In cold weather we will arrange for the school district to turn on the heat at least 4 hours prior to a scheduled event. If there is a minimum temperature required, please let us know.

Acoustics

While the WPAC acoustics are good, there are a few known “dead spots” that sometimes need work-arounds. We have had many productions in the past, and have always been able to alleviate these issues. A walk-through of the auditorium will ensure that renters know and understand where these problem areas are located. 

Handicap Accessibility

The WPAC is handicap-accessible. The handicap entrance ramp is located on the east side of the building.

There is a designated handicapped floor seating area in the back center house.  This location has two options:  1) an armless seat for easy transfer from wheelchair to theater seat, or 2) the wheelchair may be parked in place.  

** For important information about restroom accessibility, please read the following section. **

Restroom Accessibility

The original restrooms at the front of the house are undergoing renovations and are currently not in use. 

However, while renovations are in progress, we have access to other restrooms located up the stairs to the east side of the stage and just across the hall.  

These restrooms are handicap-accessible, but patrons should be aware that wheelchair access requires exiting the building and re-entering through the gymnasium at the back of the building.  A WPAC staff member will always be available to help our wheelchair patrons – please ask for assistance.

The M.A.C. is committed to the completion of this restroom renovation project, which will ensure that the venue is completely up to code and that the facilities are convenient and comfortable for all of our patrons.  We do not have an estimated completion date at this time.  

Fire Exits

Patrons may exit through both front and rear entrances located in our lobby area and through the marked exit signs in the auditorium.

Children

Wagner Performing Arts Center shows are generally family friendly. If a show is deemed inappropriate for children, then no children will be allowed. Strollers are not permitted in the theater during shows.  Parents are asked to remove restless or noisy children from the theater.

Emergency Contact During Performances

Please call the main theater number, 360-799-3434.

 

 

Book the WPAC!

“Our preschool music program at the Wagner was a total success!  And the audience loved the historic authenticity of the building. We will definitely be back for next year’s program.”
 – J. S., Monroe, WA

 

“We love the Wagner auditorium. So glad that the Arts Council is taking steps to preserve the building. It’s a real piece of local history.”
– C. M., Monroe, WA