Seating at the Schaefer Center is luxurious and tasteful. With comfortable upholstery and the unique exceptional leg-room only found in historic theaters, the Ritz will seat your attendees comfortably.
The Ritz holds 448 seats.
(358 downstairs, 90 in the balcony)
We are all about simple and effective here at Main Street Toccoa. That's why our house rules easily showcase the operation of the Schaefer Center, allowing you to make your show the best it can be.
Our comprehensive reservation form will provide you with all you need to make your show successful and professional. Return this form to our office in person or via email to get your Ritz experience in the marquee lights.
You may have a question about your production. That's why we provide easy-to-access schematics for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT?
The Ritz Theatre is available to reserve for your upcoming event. The current fee is $650 for a one-day event and $625 for the non-profit rate. Proof of non-profit status is required. See the House Rules for more information. Additional fees apply for use of various Ritz amenities.
What are your tech specs?
The Ritz Theatre recently installed a new, state-of-the-art sound system. This system includes a hanging left-center-right line array, four optional stage JBL monitors, surround sound capacity, and wireless and wired microphones. The theatre has the ability to record and mix your show. Contact us for exact technical specifications.
are there dressing rooms?
The Ritz Theatre currently has two large dressing rooms and a private Green Room. These rooms are all heated. The Green Room and the first dressing room connect to ClearCom and have speakers installed in the ceilings. The dressing rooms were fully renovated in an Art Deco style in July 2019.
Is there balcony access?
Yes. As of July 2019, the Historic Ritz Theatre's balcony is fully accessible to the public. 90 original 80-year old seats were fully restored, in addition to renovations to the entire balcony. The balcony is available for public seating. Please note that the sound booth is NOT open to the public and must be operated by an approved sound engineer. Do not touch the equipment in the sound booth.
How can we support the ritz?
The Friends of the Ritz, Inc. is a registered 501c3 dedicated to the continued revitalization of the Historic Ritz Theatre. Please click the "Friends of the Ritz" tab at the top of this page for more information.
Do you have a readiness plan?
Yes, a Readiness Plan is kept on file and is updated on a regular basis. Please find attached the latest version.