11/11/16: Resource: VenueBook

VenueBook is a venue directory that allows event organizers to get online quotes, book a venue and pay online. Venues include bars and restaurants, galleries, theaters, lofts and private event venues. Currently it has 429 venues in the NYC metro, 118 in the SF bay area, 109 in the DC area, and 88 in Chicagoland. There is also an option for venues to offer complete packages, usually meals, but also art or culinary activities. We don’t know more about it, just mentioning it in case it’s of interest to you, either as an organizer or a venue.

11/4/10: New directory of performing arts venues and facilities in the greater Bay Area

Dancers’ Group, Theatre Bay Area, and Fractured Atlas have created a new resource for performing arts in the SF Bay Area: http://bayareaspaces.org/.

From the site:

Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, searchable database of performing arts venues and facilities in the greater Bay Area for classes, workshops, auditions, rehearsals and even performances.

Whether you’re looking for a space to rent or looking to rent your space, Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces is your solution. What’s more, it’s free to search and free to list!

A quick browse shows the site has lots of traditional theaters, but also churches, community centers, even a venue at Childrens Fairyland in Oakland!

The site’s public launch date is November 15th – check it out!

Sacramento: AcademyX, new computer training facility

We occasionally hear about venues and services that might be of interest to event organizers, so we thought we’d start sharing them here. Note we don’t have personal experience with these, we’re just passing on the information.

From our inbox today:

I just wanted to drop you a message and let you know that if you have any training room rental needs in Sacramento, AcademyX has a brand new training facility available.

Our facility is equipped with multiple training rooms that can accommodate between 8 to 15 students with workstation and probably twice as many students without. Each workstation in our training room is equipped with:

– Dual monitor (one for student and one replicate’s the instructor monitor)
– High Speed Wireless Internet access
– Office 2003/2007, Adobe Creative Suite and much more
– Comfortable leather seats and spacious desks

The facility is located in Natomas close to Arco Arena and right off the freeway I-80 and Truxel Rd. Map and directions to our location can be found here: