Space Rental

Longy offers three performance spaces for rent:

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, capacity 281
Wolfinsohn Recital Room, capacity 30
Recital Room N1, capacity 60
 

If you are interested in renting one of Longy’s performance spaces please download the Date Request Form. For performances in Pickman Hall and recording sessions, email the completed form to Gabriel Pang. For all other performances and events, email the completed form to Nicole Duennebier.

After receiving your Date Request form, we will be in contact with you to confirm a date and gather more details about your event. A contract will be emailed to you. In order to confirm your reservation, the required paperwork and payment must be returned by the deadlines outlined in your contract.

Rates and Services

PICKMAN CONCERT HALL, 281 seats

“Concert Block” rate for a For-Profit Organization $1,200
“Concert Block” rate for a Non-Profit Organization $975
“Concert Block” rate for a Longy Affiliate* $700

“Concert block” rental includes:

  • 4 hours for concert/event (includes all loading in and out)
  • 3 hours of rehearsal time (includes all loading in and out)
  • Use of one grand piano (both Steinway)
  • 30-minute piano selection
  • 1 stage manager for all time in the hall

Hourly and Miscellaneous Charges

Hourly Rate for a For-Profit Organization $300
Hourly Rate for a Non-Profit Organization $250
Hourly Rate, Longy Affiliate* $150
Hourly Rate, Longy Student $100
Wolfinsohn Reception $200
Wolfinsohn Reception, Longy Affiliate $100
Piano Tuning (per piano) $150
Use of 2nd Piano $200
Additional Stage Crew (per person) $100
Ushers (per person) $75
Audio Recording Engineer $150
Audio Recording Engineer, Longy Student Rate, $75
Audio & Video Recording Engineer $200
Audio & Video Recording Engineer, Longy Student Rate $125
Longy PA System $150
Longy AV System $200
AV System, Longy Student Rate $50
Removal/Re-set of audience chairs $250
Off-hours Facilities Staff, per hour $50

RECITAL ROOM - EVENT SPACE: WOLFINSOHN & RECITAL ROOM N1

Wolfinsohn Recital Room is located in the Zabriskie House at 27 Garden Street in Cambridge. Seating capacity is 30.

Recital Room N1 is located in the Rey-Waldstein Building at 33 Garden Street in Cambridge. Seating capacity is 60.

CONCERT BLOCK for Recital Rooms

“Concert Block” rate for a For-Profit Organization $650
“Concert Block” rate for a Non-Profit Organization $500
“Concert Block” rate for a Longy Affiliate* $400
“Concert block” rental includes:

  • 4 hours for concert/event (includes all loading in and out)
  • 3 hours of rehearsal time (includes all loading in and out)
  • Use of grand piano

Hourly and Miscellaneous Charges

Hourly Rate for a For-Profit Organization $150
Hourly Rate for a Non-Profit Organization $125
Hourly Rate, Longy Affiliate* $75
Hourly Rate, Longy Student $50
Piano Tuning $150
Audio Recording Engineer $150
Audio Recording Engineer, Longy Student Rate $75
Audio and Video Recording Engineer $200
Audio and Video Recording Engineer, Longy Student Rate $125
Stage Manager $100
Off-hours Facilities Staff, per hour $50

What publicity services does Longy offer to renters?

Longy offers limited complimentary publicity services to our Pickman Concert Hall rental clients, including listing concert information on our website, and recorded Concert Line. Details are included in the rental packet that is delivered to all rental clients. Publicity services are subject to deadlines and the approval of the Communications Manager.

Any event publicity materials the lessee may wish to post on the Longy School of Music of Bard College property must be presented to the Communications Manager. The Concert Office will post approved materials, space permitting, on the designated bulletin boards.

Photographs and video images of the Longy School of Music of Bard College property may not be used or published without the express written permission of the Communications Manager. Renters shall not involve the name "Longy School of Music of Bard College," any member of its staff or its telephone numbers for any reason, other than to convey the location of the event, without the written permission of the Communications Manager.

Does Longy offer box office or ticketing services to renters?

Longy School of Music of Bard College does not provide box office staffing or ticketing services to our renters. Ticket sales are exclusively the responsibility of our renters and may take place on Longy School of Music of Bard College property only during the rental period on the day of the event. We will be happy to include ticket information in your concert listing on our website.

Is there parking available to Longy renters?

Unfortunately, on-site parking is not available to Longy's renters. An information sheet is included within the rental paperwork for directions and alternative parking solutions, including Longy's validation agreement with the University Place garage in Harvard Square. Any vehicle found in violation of these parking regulations will be subject to ticketing and/or towing.

Contact

For performances in our recital rooms, rehearsals, meetings, lectures, and wedding receptions, please contact:
Nicole Duennebier, Front Office Receptionist: nduennebier(at)longy.edu
For performances in Pickman Hall and recording sessions, please contact:
Gabriel Pang, Associate Director of Music Production: gpang(at)longy.edu

Longy Production Form for Performers (PDF)
Date Request Form 2015-2016 (PDF)

*Longy Affiliates are current faculty and staff members, current students and alumni of Longy’s Conservatory. To qualify for the Longy Affiliate Rental Rate, your event must meet all the following criteria:

  • the performing organization's principal contact must be a Longy Affiliate
  • 50% of the ensemble must be made up of Longy Affiliates
  • Longy Affiliates must be featured on 50% of the program