MANNONI PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AUDITORIUM
GUIDELINES FOR EXTERNAL PRESENTERS
The Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium operates as a fully functional theatrical
presenting space. It is rented to presenters that are not part of The University of
Southern Mississippi on a space-available basis. They are regarded as guests and will
receive all rights and privileges accorded guests of the university while in accordance
with all hall policies and procedures. Failure to comply with established policies
and procedures outlined here and in reservation contract will result in loss of hall
usage for the current and/or future events and forfeiture of and deposit and/or leasing
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policies regarding
the use of the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium by external presenters.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
Anyone who is not part of The University of Southern Mississippi and desires to use
the Mannoni Performing Arts Auditorium.
Website Address for this Policy
- When reserving the hall, presenter is reserving basic "shell" functions including
doors open, work and hall lighting on and hall closure at conclusion of event.
- All sound, light, backstage or other functions not included in the above must be arranged
with or by the hall manager and may require additional fees and staffing as necessary
to fulfill the presenter's requests. (See Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium
reservation form). All items other than the basic hall described in No. 1 above must
be arranged at the time of hall reservation.
- The hall is cleaned and monitored prior to each event. Failure to return the hall
to condition upon entry will result in additional fees or loss of hall privileges.
The presenter is responsible for removal of all trash to appropriate receptacles and
returning any and all adjustments to equipment back to standard plot.
- Additional facilities such as the hallway behind stage, choral hall or other classrooms
must be arranged in advance and are only available with permission of the affected
departments and School of Music. If approved, appropriate keys will be given to hall
manager to allow entrance.
- Upon arrival, a hall supervisor will greet presenter and make certain all requested
services are in place. Presenter will also be provided contact information of the
supervisor, manager and emergency contact. A university hall supervisor will be on
site throughout presenter's stay.
- For regular users with extended stays, a key to the facility doors may be provided.
Presenter agrees to be responsible for the hall security while in possession of the
key. Failure to lock all doors both internal and external when not on premises will
result in loss of key privileges and result in additional hall supervision fees.
- Presenters are REQUIRED to check out with the hall manager or supervisor on duty prior
to leaving the facility.
- For performances, the main doors to the building are opened one hour prior to the
show start time. The auditorium is typically opened 30 minutes prior to show. Any
variation to that must be discussed with the hall manager prior to the day of the
- The presenter must announce and police the no food/drink policy. Absolutely no food
or drink outside of water may be brought into the facility. Failure to comply will
result in a warning followed by immediate loss of hall privileges.
The School of Music Director is responsible for the review of this policy every four
years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium Reservation Form available at https://www.usm.edu/music/facilities
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
02/18/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.