Norton Auditorium


Minimum attendance of 150; Maximum capacity of 1600

For questions regarding any of the information below, please contact  Technical Director, Kayla Manzolillo at 256-765-4651 |

Rental Fees (per day)

A 25% deposit is due to reserve the date(s) and the remaining balance is due seven days at the conclusion of the event. There will be a $100 per day late fee added to any unpaid balances.

Commercial Organizations-$1850
Non-Profit Organizations-$1250
(Not for profit organizations commonly hold a 501-c3 status with the state and federal government. A federal non-profit EIN must be provided to the School of Arts office with the rental document)

The facility rental rate includes use of the facility (including auditorium, lobby, and load-in only via scenic shop between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 10:00 p.m., any additional time needed before or after these hours will be subject to an overtime fee (see below).

Rental fee also includes:

  • 2 Technicians, if more technicians are needed for your event an additional fee will be required. (Please
  • see below)
  • Access to Norton dressing rooms
  • Up to 4 handheld wireless microphones with or without stands
  • Access to folding tables, either 6’ or 8’ and set up
  • Chair set up on stage, (must include how many and placement before event date)
  • University podium set up (this will include one of the 4 microphones)
  • Standard stage lighting and use of facility cyclorama
  • Set up of 2 (maximum) backstage dressing rooms if needed
  • Any backdrop installation will be left up to the discretion of the Norton Technical Director

Additional fees:

  • Additional tech support - $12.00 per hour, per person. (4 hour minimum)
  • Two technicians are included in the standard rental fee, however, additional tech support will be required for use of fly system, projection operation, spotlight operation, if/when your event also requires the use of sound and light board operators.
  • Custodial Fee - $150.00 - This fee only includes standard pre/post-event maintenance and cleaning, excessive garbage or property damage will be subject to additional fees.
  • Campus Security for day of performance - $160.00 per officer (4 hour minimum) - Need for security will be determined by the Norton Technical Director and will be based on the needs of each individual event.
  • Overtime fee (hours before 8 a.m. or after 10 p.m.) - $150.00 per hour (this does not include additional technicians)
  • Computer and projector usage - $75.00 (includes set up and break down)
  • Facility piano rental - Price of tuning
  • Additional sound equipment:
    • Additional wireless handheld microphones - $7.00 per mic
    • Floor Microphones – (x3) $75.00
    • Wireless lapel body microphones - $15.00 per mic
    • Wired stand microphones - $10.00 per microphone
    • Piano microphone - $25.00
  • Additional room rentals:
    • Classroom rental-$125.00
    • George S. Lindsey Black Box (Used as dressing room/green room only)-$150.00

*All organizations who utilize Norton Auditorium must provide the university with a certificate of liability insurance naming the University of a North Alabama as the certificate holder for a sum of not less than $1,000,000.

Registered Student Organizations, please contact Kayla Manzolillo at 256-765-4651 | for information on booking and fees

In order to properly meet the needs of your event, the following form needs to be submitted electronically or in person to Kayla Manzolillo ( or Ethan Franks ( at minimum 4 weeks before the event. 

Norton Auditorium Event Technical Needs 

Please review the following Norton Safety Protocols prior to your rental.