Usage Policies

The Licensee is ultimately responsible for upholding and communicating The Clarice Policies and Procedures within their organization and to their patrons. 

General regulations

Coordination with other users

It is understood that The Clarice is a multi-user venue and there will be other activities in the building simultaneously with the licensed use.


Smoking is not permitted in any University building or on University property, including walkways, parking lots, and recreational areas. Licensee shall be responsible for seeking adherence to smoking regulations for all performers, technicians, management personnel, and others who take part in the production of an event.

There are designated smoking areas, which can be found here:


The use or possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, unless provided by University Dining Services. In accordance with University of Maryland policy, the possession/use, distribution, sale, or provision of alcoholic beverages to a person under age 21 by any person is prohibited.

Traffic and Parking

It is understood and agreed that the Licensee, its agents, employees, guests and patrons, will be subject to all University of Maryland traffic and parking regulations. 

Venue regulations

Building Hours

All on site activities must occur within designated building hours of 7 AM to 11 PM. This time frame includes set up, event time, and clean up. Any activities that go beyond this time frame are subject to Pre/Post Building Hours fee.

Alteration and use of the premises

The Clarice venues are rented in “AS IS” condition.


Subject to space availability, Items required for performances may be delivered and stored at The Clarice three (3) days prior to an event with written approval. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is not responsible for loss or damage of stored items.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are strictly prohibited in the seating and performance areas of the venues.


Under no circumstances is loose glitter permitted in The Clarice (applied as decorative and/or as body art).

Production and stage operations

For the following items, permission is required from the Associate Director, Production and Instruction, prior to License Agreement. Upon completion of the License Agreement, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be provided to the License.

Inclement weather policy

The University shall promptly notify Licensee of any Emergency Occurrences. The University shall have the right to close the University or The Clarice, in whole or in part, if it determines, in its sole discretion, that conditions exist that render travel to or presence on the campus dangerous. The University will provide notice of an Emergency Closure to major television and radio stations in the Baltimore/Washington region and on-line at The renter shall be responsible for notifying potential invitees how to obtain notice of Emergency Closures.

The University shall not be liable for any costs, damages, or losses that result from an Emergency Closure. Under no circumstance will the University issue a refund to the renter.

The Clarice will make all reasonable attempts to reschedule the Licensee subject to availability of the spaces and staffing. Rescheduling may not occur later than six (6) months from the original event date.