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David, we have community art centers and small mom-&-pop theaters that are very open to this kind of thing. You can rent the space and reap the rewards or work a partnership arrangement with them.

For example, Pinehurst is a small, very-well-to-do golf community near me. Their restored historic downtown area has a small 200 seat movie theatre with a full stage. I've performed family shows there several times on a 50-50 split basis on the tickets - they keep 100% of the snack concessions - which is where their real profit comes from. They only show movies on the weekends, so Monday thru Thursday are generally open.

I worked a similar deal with a local comedy club using their stage and gear for family shows for Saturday matinees and Monday evenings - Most comedy clubs are generally dark during those times.

A local puppet troupe uses an Improv club's stage twice a week for morning Sesame Street style shows and have developed a very loyal following. Same 50-50 arrangement.

Check with your local art council as a starting point and see what they would suggest.
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Most cities are cutting 'way back on multi-use buildings. Might your City have some little-used buildings that are costing them money that they would rent for a reasonable fee?

Being a warm-weather place also, we have "snowbird parks" that have recreation halls. Might you have some in your area that would be available?

And there's always the library; ours has an auditorium for rent. Kinda small, but so's the city.

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Local VFW or American Legion might have a Hall you can rent.
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