Rental Procedures

While the primary mission of the auditorium is to meet the many needs of the School Town of Munster, a secondary mission of The Munster Auditorium is to make it available for appropriate Community or Commercial Client events as our schedule permits. 

Facility Rental costs vary with several factors as defined by :

  • Commercial or not-for-profit status
  • Munster residency (business or individual)
  • Length and type of use
  • If Admission is charged

Rates are based on a per-hour basis, but weekly rates are available on a per case basis.  

In addition to the basic rental fees, the auditorium is fully staffed with a full-time Auditorium Director and a trained student-base Auditorium Staff, who provide technical and front-of-house support for events.  There is an additional charge for this staffing, which is required of any rental agreement.  

To begin the process, contact Ray Palasz at, or by phone at 219-836-3200 x 3248.  From there we can discuss your event in detail including available dates and general costs involved with renting our facility.

From there you will fill out the Permit for Use of School Property form and mail it to:


Ray Palasz, Auditorium Director
Munster High School
8808 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN 46321

Once we receive your Permit and approve it, you will receive a facility rental and staffing quote for your event.  Prior to your event, a down payment equal to 50% of the quote is due to:


Janice Swanson
School Town of Munster
8616 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN 46321


Upon conclusion of your event, you will receive a final bill for the actual charges, minus your down payment.  This is due to the same address as your down payment.

Complete specifications on our facility can be found in our Facility Information and Rental Procedures Guide.