Macky Auditorium Concert Hall

University of Colorado Boulder

Promoters and event presenters can rent Macky Auditorium for a variety of events including concerts, lectures, conferences, films, religious services and commencements. We are more than happy to discuss the possibilities with you. Please contact us to discuss the availability of dates and to get an estimate of costs. 303-492-8423 or

Macky is a largely self-funded unit of the University of Colorado Boulder and does not receive direct funds from student tuition or fees.

Costs vary depending on the type of event, but will generally include these six categories:

1. Facility Rental

The Facility Rental Fee varies depending on whether it is a University event or an event produced by off-campus promoters. Another factor is whether there is an admission charge. Pricing is available for a 2,052 seat configuration (Main Floor plus Balcony) or a 1,315 seat configuration (Main Floor only). Multi-day event rental prices available. Macky does not usually provide partial day services; instead, Macky is available through the day(s) necessary for the event to be successful, and will include –if applicable– set up/sound check(s), rehearsal(s) and performance(s).

2. Equipment Rental

This cost includes any equipment used for your event such as sound and lighting systems, piano, risers, props, etc. Some equipment may need to be rented from third party vendors.

3. Labor

Macky Auditorium Concert Hall requires renters to use our staff of experienced professionals for all aspects of the event, including set up, rehearsal and performance. Fee includes stage technicians, house manager, ushers, box office staff, EMTs, and custodians as needed.

4. Ticketing

Powered by Vendini, Macky Ticketing offers a competitive and flexible fee structure with fast and secure online ticketing experience for your patrons. Includes print-at-home, mobile, phone, box office and will call services. There is a minimum service fee for ticketed events with no admission charge.

5. Security & Parking

Costs depend on the type of event and expected attendance, fees may be assessed associated with venue security and parking services. Determination of necessary services are made in consultation with the University of Colorado Police Department and Parking and Transportation Services.

6. Insurance

Renters and Promoters not part of the University of Colorado must provide proof of insurance prior to any activity related to the event.

Policy for the rental of Macky Auditorium (Adopted August 20, 2014)