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The Theatre of the Arts has a thrust stage and seats 402 people. This amphitheatre stage is used for theatrical performances, lecture-style presentations, film screenings, dance performances, concerts, rehearsals, classes, and workshops. While the space is home to the Theatre and Performance program we are used by both university groups and outside clients. There is an intimate feel to the space. Even with an audience of 100 it still feels like there are lots of people.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use The space is not available after Thanksgiving until the end of the 3rd week of November and from the 3rd week of February until the 3rd week of March each year. This is when the Theatre and Performance program takes precedence. This space is also used as a classroom by the University of Waterloo and may have some restrictions on availability but that changes with every term. Best availability is: April through August and December.



Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please email your required dates and a brief description of your event/production. We will respond within 2 business days.

Technical specifications are available on our web site.

Hours Of Operation Office is open for bookings Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rental Policy For first time renters or renters who have not been in the space since before 2014, please book a site visit with the Theatre Manager to ensure that your event / production will work with our layout. All clients must have insurance (2 million dollars of liability). Please supply us with a copy of a rider that lists the University of Waterloo as an additional insured. You are required to have 2 technicians present whenever you are working in the space. One will operate the lights and the other will operate sound. If you require more technical support you are welcome to provide your own people or the Theatre will engage additional technicians on your behalf. i.e., to run video, act as ASMs backstage. For performances, you are required to have 1 Front of House Manager and 5 ushers. The Front of House Manager must be present 1 hour 15 minutes prior to curtain until 30 minutes following the show. The ushers present 1 hour prior to curtain until 30 minutes following the show. Labour charges billed will be based on actual time worked by staff. - Each call shall be a minimum of three (3) hours - Staff are entitled to a paid fifteen (15) minute coffee break after two (2) hours work - Staff will receive a sixty (60) minute meal break after five (5) hours work. If you infringe upon the meal break you will be charged $50 per staff person - After 8 hrs of work personnel are billed out at one and one-half (1-1/2) times the contracted rate (any time outside of the 8am-11:59 p.m. window) - Any work past midnight will be billed at one and one-half (1-1/2) times the contracted rate - Charges for work on public holidays will be based on the Ontario Ministry of Labour Employment Standards. Events can either be general admission or reserved seating. Ticketing can be handled by the Humanities Box Office. In certain cases the client can deal with their own ticketing if they wish
Cancellation Policy The rental agreement may be cancelled by either party, with just cause, subject to at least 3 weeks' notice. In the event of such a cancellation all rental fees will be refunded, but there will be no claims or right to damages, or reimbursement on account of any loss, damage or expense whatsoever. If notice of cancellation by the LESSEE is received by the Theatre Manager less than three (3) weeks prior to event, the LESSEE will pay ten (10) percent of rental fee, all costs incurred by Drama to date and all minimum part time labour expenses.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Sound technician, Light technician, Ushers
Payment Types Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Rosin use, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Sprung wood, Carpet
Stage Configuration Thrust
Stage Dimensions 33 ft x 25 ft with 18 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 402
Seating Fixed, Raked

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room
Instruments and Accessories Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, Cyclorama, DVD player, TV/monitor
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous Free space available

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Meeting $100 $500 $2,500 -
Reading $100 $500 $2,500 -
Screening $100 $500 $2,500 -
Video/Film Shoot $100 $500 $2,500 -
Photo Shoot $100 $500 $2,500 -
Audition $100 $500 $2,500 -
Class $100 $500 $2,500 -
Special Event $100 $500 $2,500 -
Rehearsal $100 $500 $2,500 -
Performance $100 $500 $2,500 -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Meeting $65 $300 $1,500 -
Reading $65 $300 $1,500 -
Screening $65 $300 $1,500 -
Video/Film Shoot $65 $300 $1,500 -
Photo Shoot $65 $300 $1,500 -
Audition $65 $300 $1,500 -
Class $65 $300 $1,500 -
Special Event $65 $300 $1,500 -
Rehearsal $65 $300 $1,500 -
Performance $65 $300 $1,500 -

This space was last updated on Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 2:28PM