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Renting The Soraya

Impress your guests and audience when you host the perfect event or performance in the welcoming environment at The Soraya.  Learn about the many different opportunities for renters.

About Rental Spaces

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) strives every day to serve the residents of the San Fernando Valley and beyond by offering multiple rental venues and facilities ideal for a wide variety of events.

The Soraya is ready to share with you its expertise to create high quality events and performances. With a longstanding track record of success, the team at The Soraya aims to exceed your expectations and welcome your guests and audiences, providing excellent hospitality and service, and uncompromised safety. The Soraya serves nearly 100 rental clients every year and is standing by to address your unique needs.

Offering quality service at competitive prices, The Soraya’s eight spaces are most frequently rented for:

  • Concerts

  • Recitals

  • Award ceremonies and competitions

  • Lectures

  • Presentations

  • Film and photo shoots

  • Banquets

  • Receptions

With apologies, at this time, we are unable to offer the venues for private personal events such as birthday celebrations, engagement parties, or weddings.

The Soraya

The Soraya is the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley and its 1.8 million residents. Built in 2011 (then known as Valley Performing Arts Center) and renamed in 2017 for the transformative gift made by Younes and Soraya Nazarian, the state-of-the-art facility provides seven different locations for rental events and performances, housed within the bright and spacious facility.

The Great Hall

The 1,690-seat venue is a state-of-the-art theatre that provides a large stage with significant backstage accommodations designed for large professional touring companies, as well as four-level auditorium that is touted as having among the best acoustics and sightlines of any theater in the region. The venue provides an experience that equally intimate as it is impressive

Ideal for: Large performing ensembles, dance recitals and competitions, graduations, award ceremonies, film screenings, lectures, presentations, recording sessions, and film shoots.

The Valera Lobby

The Valera Lobby is a soaring and beautiful space on four levels, each with impressive views that embrace the California indoor/outdoor aesthetic. The multi-use spaces have a clean and modern look, and each level is distinct and can be crafted to your specific event needs. The Valera Lobby features two sweeping staircases, two patron elevators, and men’s and women’s restrooms on every level.

Ideal for: Receptions both large and small, and seated banquets in the Orchestra-level lobby for up to approximately 200 people.

The Soraya Courtyard

Located in the center of the Performing Arts Center, The Soraya Courtyard is a semi-enclosed spacious courtyard that features various nooks surrounded by manicured landscaping. The space includes 12 outdoor tables, 48 outdoor chairs, and men’s and women’s restrooms.

Ideal for: Small and medium-sized outdoor performances, receptions, and seated banquets for up to approximately 400 people.

Art Gallery

Located on the Loge level (3rd floor), the sunny Art Gallery is an enclosed 640 square foot space with rotating exhibitions in varying mediums.

Ideal for: Small meetings and receptions, this space can also be expanded to include additional foyer space to accommodate larger receptions for up to approximately 100 people.

Porter Pavilion

Located on the Balcony level (4th floor) with sweeping views, the Porter Pavilion is an enclosed 640 square foot VIP reception room.

Ideal for: Small meetings and receptions, this space can also be expanded to include additional foyer space to accommodate larger receptions for up to approximately 100 people.

Rooftop Terrace

Located on the Balcony level (4th floor) just outside Porter Pavilion on the northeast roof of the facility, the Rooftop Terrace is a 102’ x 14’ wooden-decked outdoor space that that overlooks CSUN and offers stunning views of the Santa Susana Mountains. This space includes matching high and low-top tables and chairs as well as outdoor heaters or sun shelters depending on the weather.

Ideal for: Receptions for up to approximately 100 people.

Zev Yaroslavsky Rehearsal Room

Located on the Loge level (3rd floor) directly above the backstage of The Soraya, The Zev Yaroslavsky Rehearsal Room is a 55’ x 50’ rehearsal room that features a semi-sprung Masonite floor, a mirrored wall for dancers, a theatrical lighting grid, built-in sound system with two wireless microphones, Steinway baby-grand piano, and movable floor-to-ceiling black theatrical curtains along the walls.

Ideal for: Though primarily intended as a music and dance rehearsal room, this space can easily be repurposed for a variety of special events including large meetings, presentations, seminars, small ensemble performances, receptions (for up to approximately 200 people) and seated banquets (for up to approximately 100 people).

Virtual Tour

The building is viewable via 3D Virtual Tour, to give renters a better idea of how the spaces can be utilized.

Venue Amenities

1. Clean and modern performing arts facilities
2. Multi-use adaptable venues and special event spaces
3. Extensive state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting systems
4. Concert Halls with variable acoustics
5. Company switches for additional power
6. Versatile loading docks
7. Secure facilities located on a college campus with a dedicated police department

8. Ample parking. Powered cart and valet parking services available.
9. On-site ticket office
10. On-site catering and concessions partners
11. In-venue merchandise sales support
12. Complimentary Wi-Fi access

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