Wagner Performing Arts Center

WPAC Rental Information 

Location

We are located at 639 W. Main Street in Monroe, WA, where we share the campus with Leaders in Learning High School.  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 lot adjacent to the building. If your event is large, there is an overflow lot around the corner we can direct your guests to. Please let us know in advance.

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 (amount 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. 

Special Lighting Needs

If the WPAC lighting system is not sufficient for your production, you may bring in your own lighting. 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. 

Restrooms and Handicap Accessibility

The facility is handicap-accessible, however the restroom facilities are not optimal at this time. Please call us to discuss if you have concerns.

Renovations are in progress for the revamp and revitalization of the access points and restroom facilities.  This will ensure that the venue is handicap accessible and completely up to code to provide a happy and fulfilling experience for everyone in the community who attends an event at Wagner Center. However at this time we do not have an estimated date of completion.

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. 

 

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