PSI Theatre

One of the best small performance venues in the Triangle area, PSI Theatre is on the upper level of the Durham Arts Council building just beyond Semans Gallery. PSI Theatre is perfect for a theater, musical or dance performance, film screening, seminar, lecture, pageant, or other business and community meetings.
Image taken from the stage of an empty theatre looking out at the seating
Indian dancer in colorful traditional clothing performs on stage with a green background


DAC’s theatre technician must be present while the theatre is occupied. DAC does not guarantee a specific theatre tech for events, however the tech you work with will be professional, knowledgeable and familiar with DAC’s theatre and equipment. No food and beverages are permitted within the Theatre. DAC does not permit pyrotechnics of any variety, including theatrical smoke machines.

One optional “tech day” can be included with your theatre rental for set-up and run-through of light, sound, staging, etc. Space rental fees for the tech day are waived. Hourly tech fees and any applicable facility fees will be included in contract total. If you would like to include a tech day please ask when discussing your event details.

Please include within the timeframe you provide DAC for your event all time needed for load in of equipment, set-up of light and sound cues, dressing of stage, and likewise for load-out.


Client Type




$350 per day

$450 per day

501(c)(3) Registered Non Profit

$315 per day

$315 per day

Arts/Cultural Organization

$300 per day

$300 per day


Additional Rental Costs


Technical Support
(required for entirety of rental)

$42 per hour standard

$58 per hour overtime
(over 8 hrs)

Additional Large Dressing Rooms

$50 each

Extended Building Hours
(Normal Hrs: 9am – 9pm   
M – Sat, 1pm – 6pm Sun)

$40 per hour

Facility Maintenance Fee

$0.50 per person

Security Guard for Events with Alcohol
(per 100 people – 4 hour minimum)

$35 per hour 

Overnight Storage Fee

$50 per night


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