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Regulations and Policies for use of the Bonita Center for the Arts


Audience Attendance

  • The auditorium’s total capacity is 700 guests.

  • If the event is ticketed. The User agrees that they will not over sell, print or admit more than 700 tickets.

  • Printing of tickets is at the discretion of the User. A seating chart will be made available upon request.

  • At no time shall the audience count exceed the capacity of the auditorium whereby every patron shall be required to have a seat.

  • BCA will provide safe conditions with restrooms for the estimated audience attendance.

  • The User understands that at no time may a guest stand or sit or in any other way block an entrance, exit, stairway, or aisle way. If a guest is found to be blocking a said area the House Manager or Event Manager will escort the guest to a seat or appropriate location.

  • It is the responsibility of the User to ensure that all special guests, participants, performers, etc., that will be sitting in the house during the event are included in the overall house ticket count.

  • Unless the event is assigned seating, all events are on a first come, first serve basis. There will be no reserved seating by the guests or User permitted. If seating needs to be reserved, the User must arrange this with the House Manager, no less than 20 minutes before the house opens doors.

  • Ticket sales will only be sold utilizing the provided ticket booth. At no time will tickets to the event be sold on the plaza area.

  • Signs, banners, or displays are not permitted to be nailed, screwed, tacked, or taped to any walls, doors, surfaces, or windows of the BCA complex. These items will be removed, and appropriate charges add to the contract, to refurbish that damage.

  • Management must approve placement of any display or signage, and how it will be placed prior to use.

  • All performers and Users representatives shall adhere to standard theater etiquette. Therefore, loud, unruly behavior and / or obscenities will not be tolerated. Any person engaged in such behavior will be ejected from the facility.

  • The BCA House and Event Managers are completely responsible for the operations of the Lobby and Plaza.

  • The House and Event Manager will be the only individuals to decide when to open the Audience Chamber and will be responsible for enforcing all current policies. The House and or Event Manager may make decisions at their discretion.


Disability Accommodations
  • The BCA is ADA compliant and wheelchair accessible.

  • Parking spaces for wheelchair vans are located near the loading dock, artist entrance, and the front of the auditorium. 

  • Assistive Listening Devices are available through the House Manager

  • Elevators to the balcony and parterre are available.

  • This building is equipped with an Area of Refuge with a panic button in the balcony in the event of an emergency.

  • An AED device is located near the lobby for quick access.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, it would be our pleasure to help you.

Building Times

  • The contracted start time, in which the User has booked the building, is the time the doors will open first to the User. Not the start of any rehearsal or show.

  • The start time should be approximately 30-45 minutes before the desired start of any rehearsal.

  • The start time should be approximately 90 minutes before the desired start of any show.

  • The Artist Entrance or Loading Dock Door will be open at the start time to the User only. No member of the performance company or the client’s staff will be permitted entry until the Contract Holder or Director in on the premises.

  • The end time is the time the doors will close to the User as the of any given day. Not the end of any rehearsal or show.

  • The end time must be at least 30 minutes after the desired end time of any rehearsal.

  • The end time must be at least 1 hour after the desired end time of any show.

  • BCA standard policy for opening the audience chamber to the public is no less than 30 minutes and no more than 45 minutes prior to the performance.

  • In cases of emergency or special circumstances, the opening of the front of house may be held for a maximum of 15 minutes. The Bonita Center for the Arts Management reserves all rights to such a decision.

  • Prior to opening the house, the User shall be so notified by either the Event Manager or House Manager for the Art Center.

  • The User will not open the house without the consent and assistance of the Event Manager or House Manager.


Audio/Video Recording and Photography

  • The Bonita Center for the Arts does NOT provide recording services.

  • The BCA does NOT offer audio or video production services.

  • If recording services are required, then professional services will need to be hired at the expense of the Client.

  • The BCA assumes NO Responsibility regarding “Noise”, “Grounding Issues”, or “Ambient Sound”, from Mechanical Systems or from the Audience itself.

  • The BCA does NOT agree to license or indemnify any person, organization or business, including professional recording services; that chooses to record any activity at the BCA facilities.

  • The staff at the BCA MAY NOT be recorded or photographed at any time.

  • The BCA is not responsible for obtaining proper authorization with the intent to record any and all copyrighted materials.

  • The BCA shall be held harmless with regards to any portion of a production that is video or audio recorded, and the Producer, Promoter or Client which is using the BCA facilities shall assume ALL responsibilities with regards to recording taking place by production staff, audience members and/or guests of the BCA.



  • No smoking in allowed On Property of the Bonita Center for the Arts.

  • The Bonita Center for the Arts is not responsible for the loss or damage to any property brought into the facility or left in vehicles parked on the premises. It is the User’s responsibility.

  • Security Staff may be required when deemed necessary by Management.

  • Visitors are not permitted backstage. Only performers and the staff of the Client are allowed.

  • Staff of the Client, including Volunteers must be identified with either a wristband or lanyard.

  • Animals are not permitted within the Bonita Center for the Arts. Guests or Users with animals must comply with all requirements as permitted by the American Disability Act.

  • Animals used for performance purposes must be accompanied at all times by an Animal Trainer or Personal Handler.

  • The side doors in the audience chamber next to stage and at the back of the parterre are for emergency use only, and will not be used as an entrance or exit at any time.

  • Vehicles must be parked in designated areas at all times. Loading and Unloading must be made by prior arrangement with Management.

  • Helium Balloons are not permitted in the Art Center at any time. Decorative balloons require management approval prior to load-in.



  • Food and Drink are not permitted anywhere within the facility at any time.  Bottled water is permitted.

  • Special events that require catering, must be made 30 days in advance and the Bonita Center for the Arts hold first right of refusal for catering such events.

  • Special events that seek to sell hot food to Guests as a Concessions option will need to be approved by Management 30 days before show. Hot food sales can only take place 1 hour before show, with sales being cut off 15 minutes before Lobby doors open. As a reminder, no Food or Drink is permitted anywhere within the facility at any time. 

  • Alcohol is not permitted.

  • All items to be sold must be approved by Management prior to sale.

  • Food and Drink (except water) is not allowed inside the dressing rooms, on stage, in the auditorium.

  • These rules apply to guests, performers, judges, special guests, volunteers and employees of the Bonita Unified School District and the Client.


  • All advertising materials must state that your event is being held at the “Bonita Center for the Arts”. This includes but not limited to, flyers, t-shirts, programs, radio announcements, and television commercials.

  • No part of the interior or exterior of the “Bonita Center for the Arts”, may be photographed, filmed or videotaped without the express permission granted by the Bonita Unified School District.

  • The physical address to the “Bonita Center for the Arts” is:


822 West Covina Boulevard

San Dimas, California 91773

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