CITY OF KINGSPORT             PARKS & RECREATION            1550 FORT HENRY DR            KINGSPORT, TN 37664

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Civic Auditorium

1550 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN 37664

(423) 229-9457

 

The Civic Auditorium houses the Administrative Offices of Kingsport Parks and Recreation along with the Athletics Office.  The Civic Auditorium was opened in March 1940 and is open for rentals of the auditorium and meeting/party rooms. 

 

In December 1938, the City took two important steps in the development of a Parks and Recreation program.  First, the Board approved a preliminary estimate of the proposed Kingsport auditorium (the armory and recreation building).  Plans for the estimated $100,000 structure were prepared by Allen Dryden, architect.  Second, the Board approved the committee's report to buy the Legion swimming pool and equipment.  By votes of 5-0, the Board approved these items, including the filing of bids for the construction of the auditorium, the awarding of the contract to Mr. Dryden, and a resolution to issue bonds for the acquisition of land and the construction of the auditorium (Minute Book, 20 December 1938, page 1829).

 

The Administrative Offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 p.m.

 

The main auditorium measures 110 ft by 70 ft., with a 40 ft. ceiling and 21 ft. x 32 ft. raised stage.

The auditorium holds a capacity of 800 persons theatre style seating or standing, and 560 persons dinner/dance seating.

 

CIVIC AUDITORIUM RENTAL INFORMATION AND FEES

! New Rental Rates listed below (effective October 2011) 

 

Main Auditorium

FIRE CAPACITY FOR THE MAIN AUDITORIUM IS 850
  > ***Please note that a deposit of $150 is required to hold a date for the Auditorium.
  > Damage Deposit - 50% of the rental fee may apply at the discretion of the Civic Aud Mgmt.
  > An off-duty City of Kingsport Firefighter or Police Officer may be required at certain events. Charges related to security will be the responsibility of the renter.
  > Renter will pay for cost incurred as a result of any damage to facility, furnishings, equipment or grounds rising out of the use of the Kingsport Civic Auditorium

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Regular Auditorium Rentals
(excluding Exhibit rentals) includes tables and chairs and an 8 hr max

Rates: 
     > Inside City Rentals without Sales/Tickets     $300
     > Inside City Rentals with Sales/Tickets     $340
           Additional time over 8 hr max     $40/hr
           Set-up day - 8 hr max     $150
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     > Outside City Rentals without Sales/Tickets     $360
     > Outside City Rentals with Sales/Tickets     $400
           Additional time per hr over 8 hr max     $40/hr
           Set-up day - 8 hr max     $165
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Exhibit Rentals have an 8 hr max and DOES NOT include tables and chairs $540
Set-up day - 8 hr max (not open to the public)     $240
Additional time over 8 hr max     $70
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Empty Auditorium Rental (2 hr minimum) $30/hr
vendor fee for empty Auditorium Rental (if have sales/tickets) $15

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Tennis Session Fee (seasonal) 1.5 hr blocks     $20/session
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Stage only rental (2 hr minimum)     $22/hr

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Other Equipment Rentals:
     > Tables first day (each)     $2
     > Tables every consecutive day (each)     $1
     > Chairs 1st day (each)     $1
     > Chairs every consecutive day (each)     $0.50
     > Marquee, per line, per day (includes both panels)     $5
     > Piano     (Must pay fee to have tuned)
     > Risers, each, per day     $3
     > TV/VCR/DVD/Flip Chart - (each, per event)     $20
     > White Board - per event     $10
     > Overhead Projector - per event     $15
     > LCD Projector and Screen - per event     $40

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Equipment Rentals Outside Building (excluding Parking Lot rentals):
     > Tables - Each per day     $7
     > Risers - Each, per day     $11

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MEETING/PARTY ROOMS

  > **All Rooms are rented for a minimum of 3 hours at a time. Renter will pay for cost
incurred as a result of any damage to facility, furnishings, equipment or grounds rising
out of use of the Kingsport Civic Auditorium
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     > Rooms 1 and 2 each     $6/hr
     > Rooms 1 and 2 each, event with Sales/Tickets     $7/hr
     > Rooms 1 and 2 TOGETHER     $7/hr
     > Rooms 1 and 2 TOGETHER, event with Sales/Tickets     $8/hr
     > Room 3     $7/hr
     > Room 3 - event with ticket/sales     $8/hr
     > Conference Room     $13/hr
     > Conference Room event with Sales/Tickets     $15/hr
     > Fun Fest, History, West and East Rooms     $12/hr
     > Fun Fest, History, West and East Rooms with Sales/Tickets     $14/hr
     > ALL meeting/party rooms, per day (8 hr maximum with rental of Main Auditorium)     $300

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Capacities with tables/chairs
(8 chairs to a table)
without tables/chairs
(theatre style)
Rm 1, 2 each 8 10
Rm 1 & 2 together 15 15-20
Rm 3 15 15-20
Conference Rm 64 70-75
History Rm 24 30-35
East Rm 80 80-90
Fun Fest Rm 32 30-40
West Rm 100 100-110

  

Parking Lot and Grounds Rentals have an 8 hr minimum and DO NOT include tables and chairs
     > with building access $300
     > with Building Access, event with Sales/Tickets $340
     > without Building Access $130
     > without Building Access, event with Sales/Tickets $145
     Equipment rental for parking lot rentals:
     Tables 1st day (each) $4
     Tables every consecutive day (each) $2
     Chairs 1st day (each) $2
     Chairs every consecutive day (each) $1

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Yes, we also handle Park Rentals!

Park Rentals - 3 hour minimum

PARK  Rate/hr - city resident Rate/hr non-city resident
Riverfront Park Shelter $5 $12
Riverfront Park Shelter w/Sales $6 $14
Glen Bruce Park (Gazebo) $5 $12
Glen Bruce Park (Gazebo) w/Sales $6 $14
Memorial Gardens Park $10  
Memorial Gardens Park w/Sales $12  
Memorial Gardens Exhibit rental $20  

                                    

If you would like to rent one of the above rooms or need additional information, please call 229-9457.

 


City of Kingsport

Parks & Recreation 

1550 Fort Henry Drive

Kingsport, TN 37664

423-229-9457

 

 

 

 

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