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Theatre rentals

Elgin Theatre rates:

Rates subject to change without notice.

HST of 13 per cent will be applied to all rates.

Seating capacity:

  • Total seating capacity: 1,539

Licence fees: payment required minimum 60 days before event

A – Auditorium rent: Ticketed event

  • Basic rental fee based on four-hour performance service:
    • 1 Performance – $9,505 plus a percentage of box office revenue
    • 2 Performances Same evening or afternoon – $14,140 plus a percentage of box office revenue
    • 8-Performance week – $63,095 plus a percentage of box office revenue
  • Load-in day: $6,550

B – Auditorium rent: Non-ticketed event

  • Daily base fee: $10,905
  • Theatre Trust Fund: $5,270
  • Daily rate: $16,160
  • Load-in rate or Dinner on stage: $6,550

C – Should any Licensee require the auditorium between 12 midnight and 8 a.m., rates and terms will be negotiated separately.

D – Theatre Trust surcharge of $3 plus HST applies to each ticket sold.

Elgin Theatre seats
Elgin Theatre seats

Winter Garden Theatre rates:

Rates subject to change without notice.

HST of 13 per cent will be applied to all rates.

  • Total seating capacity: 982

Licence fees: Payment required minimum 60 days before event

A – Auditorium rent: Ticketed event

  • Basic rental fee based on four-hour performance service:
    • 1 Performance – $5,680 plus a percentage of box office revenue
    • 2 PerformancesSame evening or afternoon – $9,575 plus a percentage of box office revenue
    • 8-Performance week – $41,950 plus a percentage of box office revenue
  • Load-in day $4,025

B – Auditorium rent: Non-ticketed event

  • Daily base fee: $6,705
  • Theatre Trust Fund: $3,345
  • Daily rate: $10,045
  • Load-in rate or Dinner on stage: $4,025

C – Should any Licensee require the auditorium between 12 midnight and 8 a.m., rates and terms will be negotiated separately.

D – Theatre Trust surcharge of $3 plus HST applies to each ticket sold.

Technical specifications:

The Elgin Theatre

Seating capacity:

  • 1,539

Stage dimensions:

  • Proscenium opening: 39 feet 2 inches (12 m) wide x 25 feet (7.6 m) high
  • Stage Depth: 29 feet 9 inches (9 m)
  • Apron: 4 feet (1.2 m)
  • Grid Height: 54 feet (16.5 m)
  • Stage Height: 3 feet 7 inches (1 m) (stage/orchestra seating)

Stage surface:

  • ¼-inch (6.4-mm) masonite on plywood

Rigging:

  • Double purchase counterweight system

Communications equipment:

  • Paging system
  • CCTV system
  • Clear Com headset system

Detailed technical specifications available on request. Subject to changes or additions.

The Winter Garden Theatre

Seating capacity:

  • 982

Stage dimensions:

  • Proscenium opening: 36 feet 8 inches (11.2 m) wide x 20 feet (6 m) high
  • Stage Depth: 22 feet 7 inches (6.9 m)
  • Apron: 3 feet 8 inches (1.1 m)
  • Grid Height: 41 feet 9 inches (12.7 m)
  • Stage Height: 3 feet 4 inches (1 m) (stage/orchestra seating)

Stage surface:

  • ¼-inch (6.4-mm) masonite on plywood

Rigging:

  • Combination hydraulic/hemp system

Communications equipment:

  • Paging system
  • CCTV system
  • Clear Com headset system

Detailed technical specifications available on request. Subject to change or additions.