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Facility Rental Information

The Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts facilities serve Babson College undergraduate students, graduate students, and students at Olin College of Engineering. Located on College Drive in the heart of the beautiful Babson campus, and opened in October 1997, the center was designed by the Boston-based firm of William Rawn Associates Architects, known for its design of the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. The 441-seat theater features wraparound balconies and side-loge seating that maximize the immediacy of live performance. It is fully equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound and projection systems, a dance/rehearsal studio, music practice rooms, dressing rooms and a spacious and comfortable lobby. The building is wheelchair-accessible.*We cannot make reservations yet for Summer 2014. As soon as we can, we will amend this webpage and alert potential returning renters. 

Rental Period Availability

Summer: May 19, 2013 - August 29, 2013

Winter: December 11, 2013 - January 19, 2014*

Summer: April 30, 2014 - August 27, 2014

Winter: December 10, 2014 - January 17, 2015

Due to high student demand for use of the space, we are only able to rent facilities during the off-peak periods of time indicated above.

Carling-Sorenson Theater Details

Rental Seating Chart (pdf)

Sorenson Theater Technical Specifics (pdf)

Sample Theater Rental Contract (pdf)

Babson Policies

Insurance Requirements (pdf)

Alcohol Policy (pdf)

Catering: All catering and concessions in the Sorenson facility must be contracted through Sodexo Catering at Babson. Food and drinks are not allowed in the theater. Please contact Dave Hawes, Catering Manager, at 781-239-4943 or dhawes@babson.edu.

Rental Information

The Sorenson center for the Arts facilities serve Babson College undergraduate students, graduate students and students at Olin College of Engineering. Due to this high student demand for use of the space, we are only able to rent facilities during off-peak periods of time indicated below. The Sorenson Center for the Arts offers a professional theatrical setting for concerts and performances, and film/video screenings.

All external inquiries for non-theatrical/film events must contact the Events Management Office at 781-239-5252.

Rental Rates

Please review the rental rates for space and equipment. Two rates are available: not-for-profit organizations and for-profit companies. We do not rent to individuals. We give preference to reservations that are multiple days rentals.

Sorenson Rental Rates (pdf)

If you are an insured organization compliant with Babson requirements (see above) and are interested in renting the facilities, we need you to fill out the following form:

Rental Form

Questions? Upon completion of the rental form, additional inquiries may be sent to sorenson@babson.edu. Replies will only be forthcoming upon receipt of the completed form and COI.

Questions? Please contact sorenson@babson.edu.