The Varsity Theatre is available for groups up to 800 people.  The Varsity's Balcony can host 100 people on select nights.


Venue and balcony rental rates are based on time of year and day of the week.  Daytime rentals are always at a discounted rate from nighttime rentals.  Please contact Channing Stott by e-mail at or phone at 225.383.7018

Quoted room rates include the following personnel, equipment and services:

· House Manager

· Bar Staff

· Door Staff

· Chairs

· Tables

· Table Linens

· Janitorial Supplies & Services

· Use of Sound & Lighting Systems

· Marquee (if requested)


To entertain your guests at The Varsity, we are equipped with superb sound and lights and two video projection screens.  Our stage can accommodate any band or speaker. 

· If you wish to bring in a band or DJ for your event, we must coordinate with the entertainment concerning our production capabilities.  Please have your entertainment's contact information at hand when discussing the event with us.  A charge for $400 is required to cover our in-house sound and light personnel.

· If you plan on showing something on one or both of our video screens, please inform us when you book the venue.  We will need to coordinate on what kinds of media our video systems can accommodate.

The Balcony

If renting the entire venue is not practical for your situation, consider renting the Balcony in the Varsity Theatre.  The Balcony has its own full bar, men's and women's restroom and can be configured to accommodate catering.  The Balcony is available on any night that a public event is already scheduled. All persons attending an event on The Balcony will have access to the entire venue. Some past events held on The Balcony have been smaller company parties and class reunions.  Be sure to ask about The Balcony's rental rate as it changes based on the entertainment in the room.  If the Varsity is not already open on any given night, the Balcony is not available for rent.  A full venue rental only will be available instead.

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