Center for the Arts
Opera House built in 1868 on the historic square in Pulaski, Tennessee
Vintage Workshop Rentals
Looking for a location that reminiscent of days gone by?
The opera house and its accompanying rooms give decades of vintage looks. With the period fashions and props, the venue can match any decade from the 1860s through the 1950s.
This vintage theatre and adjacent rooms have hosted many photography workshops. From studio lighting and modeling to using advanced camera settings for long exposures to capture the bare essence of the theatre’s natural light, the venue can be tailored to suit most any photography or cinematography workshop.
With ample space in both square footage as well as in the extremely high ceilings (some over 30'), you can use any lighting setup imaginable. Bring your props, lighting rigs and cameras to provide a hand on experience for fellow photographers or cinematographers.
Photo Shoot Rentals
Words cannot describe the atmosphere hidden inside the walls of the old opera house, but photos speak her majesty of days almost forgotten. The Opera House has several rooms besides the main theatre area. There is a hallway which leads to a 1930’s home insurance company office. The etched glass windows which are on the wall and entrance door look remarkably pristine given their age of over 75 years. Among the rooms is the law office of J.L. Jones. Mister Jones had two rooms of the upstairs, a waiting area which also had his receptionist and his personal office.
Through his personal office window, seemingly by fate, the dome of the courthouse filled the large window. Even today, this makes for a majestic photograph. There are several other rooms, some with the plaster and wallpaper intact and some missing even the plaster itself, showing the lathe work which once held the plaster in place.
There is electricity available in every room. The use of extension cords is needed for some rooms.
Photographers are welcome to bring props, furniture and studio lighting. The following rates are valid for most situations, but we are flexible for large groups and special events. Just contact us and we can schedule your shoot and work out the details.
Looking for a location that reminiscent of “days gone by”? The opera house and it’s accompanying rooms, give decades of vintage looks. With the period fashions and props, the venue can match any decade from the 1860’s through the 1950’s.
This vintage theatre, and rooms have hosted many photography workshops. From studio lighting and modeling to using advanced camera settings for long exposures to capture the bare essence of the theatre’s natural light, the venue can be tailored to suite most any photography or cinematography workshop.
With ample space, in both square footage, as well as the extremely high ceilings (some over 30 feet), you can use any lighting setup imaginable. Bring your props, lighting rigs and cameras to provide a hand on experience for fellow photographers or cinematographers.
Doug Wong at firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue Rental (STAAR Theatre)
Rental Prices for Private and Public Events
$300 and Up – Private Rental-weddings/private parties/corporate events
$400 and Up – Public Concerts or Band Performances
$100 Additional for Sound System Operator
Tables (round, rectangle) and chairs available for you to set up/break down.
(There will be a refundable $50 deposit for clean up)
*We will also discuss the option of a door split if tickets are sold with STAAR operating concessions for select events.
You may bring in your own sound equipment, musicians or DJ. Hookups available.
Smoking is not permitted in the building. Lit candles must be enclosed in glass globes.
Alcohol may be served/NOT SOLD over 21. You must notify us if you are serving.
You must ask before taping/hanging decorations on walls. We provide hooks for walls.
Trash cans/bags are provided. Please put all trash in bins at end of block.
Please leave the facility as clean as you find it to insure return of deposit.
You will be asked to sign a Liability Waiver for insurance purposes.
The tech booth will only be operated by STAAR personnel or authorized persons.
You will be asked to provide security as needed for your event.
If you will require the use of the stage or back stage areas, please speak with us.
You may bring in food if you would like, but please take it all with you when you go.
We do not have a kitchen.
Tammy Pierchoski, Executive Director, STAAR
931.363.8804 (c) 931.478.0211
Box Office: Pierchoski Estate Law 931.363.7222
Video Shoot Rentals
There have been several video productions shot in Antoinette Hall Opera House in recent years.
Because of the nature of video production and type of equipment required, there is a longer time frame allowed and a larger minimum number of hours required for rental.
We realize that props and equipment and setting up the lighting and sound, can take considerable time. Therefore, you will only be counted as “using” the facility once the cameras are within the venue. The usage will also be considered over when the cameras are removed from the venue.
For half-day use of the venue, you will be allowed up to two hours before cameras are on site and two hours after cameras are off site, to remove all props and equipment. For full day use of the venue, you will be allowed three hours each to bring on site and setup and three hours to take down and remove the props and equipment.
Contact Tammy Pierchoski at 931-363-7222 for rental arrangements.
Here is an example of how a professional video turned out. Eric Paslay’s “She Don’t Love You” will leave you in awe. The video has had more than 13 million views since its debut in March of 2015.
And, yes, they brought a piano up the stairs for the music video.