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Rental Rates

During the academic year, the Isabel Bader Theatre is used as a lecture hall for academic courses.  From Labour Day through April 30, the theatre is available for rental after 4 p.m., Monday to Friday, (6 p.m. on Wednesdays).

Please note the Isabel Bader Theatre does not operate a box office. All tickets for events at the theatre must be purchased via each individual event organizer.


Access current rental rates for buildings on the Victoria University campus here.

This base rental rate includes use of the theatre along with use of our in-house base technical gear. Any additional requirements should be noted on your application form.

Your rental request should include ample set up and tear down time as the space will not be set up until the start of your rental period.


In addition to the base rental rate there are staffing charges associated with each rental that will be determined by your coordinator based on the scope of your event.

IATSE Technician

$48/hour plus HST, up to 8 hours 
(Premium Charges for +8 hours)

If you are taping, live streaming or recording your event you will be charged a broadcast premium of 0.5x the prevailing rate of pay per technician. This fee is charged for the entire rental, not just the taped portion.

Meal Charge - For every five (5) hours of work for each technician you will be charged a $30 plus HST meal charge to cover a meal break. If your schedule allows for a complete shutdown of the facility for a meal break you will not be charged this fee. 

We require a minimum of two (2) technicians at each event, but more may be required. The number required is determined by the Theatre Coordinator & Event and Spaces Management.

Front of House

a) $35.00 per hour plus HST for required Shift Captain
b) $30.00 per hour plus HST for shift crew

We require a minimum of five (5) FOH staff members for any events using both the Orchestra & Balcony levels of the venue. If your organization will only require the orchestra level the number of required FOH staff members is determined at the discretion of the Theatre Coordinator. 

All staff members are booked at a four (4) hour minimum.


All receptions in our facility must be handled through Victoria University's Food Services Department. Please review the Catering Menu if you would like to have a reception at your event. Be sure to mention this in your rental application as it will affect the pricing of your event. Our main lobby can hold up to 150 people for a standing reception on the Orchestra Level. If you would like to book a Pre or Post Show Reception for more, we do have some additional spaces on campus that are fantastic. Additional room rental charges will apply. Please contact the Isabel Bader Theatre Coordinator for more information.

Insurance Requirements

All clients must provide proof of at least $2 million limited liability insurance listing the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West) as an additional insured on your event day. This requirement is standard for rental events & venues. You may use any insurance provider you'd like, or we can recommend one. Please contact the Isabel Bader Theatre Coordinator for more information.

For further inquiries please email