High School

1302 North Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 596-7000
Attendance: (360) 596-7003
Fax: (360) 596-7001

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does it cost to rent the facility?

Cost depends largely on the scope of the event and what group is renting. For more specifics see Rental Cost.

What does the rental fee include?

  • Facility rental
  • Use of all basic PAC systems including lighting, audio, and rigging. We have a limited supply of microphones and microphone stands, cable, etc.
  • Technical personnel including manager and a minimum technical crew of 3-4.

Additional charges may include additional crew as determined by the manager, custodial time (weekends, vacation periods, etc.), or additional equipment requirements (acoustic shell, projection, etc.).

Why do I need to hire a crew?

One of the stated goals of the PAC is "to place students in workplace areas of responsibility." The house crew is made up of current and former OHS students trained on the lighting, sound, and rigging equipment at this facility. They will help your event run smoothly by assisting with your technical needs, allowing you to focus on providing a great experience for your audience. If you wish to supply your own qualified personnel they will work with the house crew. The manager must be consulted in advance regarding client operation of PAC systems.

How available is the PAC?

The PAC is a very busy place, so booking early is best. We allow schools until July to schedule their events for the coming year. After July 4 requests are dealt with on a first-come, first-served basis. Many events impact our availability, including on-site banquets (the cafe/commons is right outside the door), athletic events (the lobby is shared with the main gym), and other school-related activities.

In 2006-07 from Sept.-June the PAC had an audience over 100 days and nights (not including regular class activities) including 52 church services, 33 music events, 4 plays, 3 musicals, and a wide assortment of other special events such as special presentations, films, forums, ceremonies, dance recitals, conferences, and meetings.

What about food?

Bottled water only in the audience areas in the auditorium.

No food is allowed in the audience areas of the PAC. Food may be allowed on stage as an integral part of an event. Consult the Manager.

Catering may be arranged through our Food Services department or you may supply your own. Contact Paul Flock at 596-7007.

Alcohol and Tobacco

By state law, no alcohol or tobacco is ever allowed on school grounds, including parking lots, school sidewalks, and outdoor facilities.