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Renting a Theatre Is Easier Than You Think!

The Registry Theatre’s affordable and accessible rental rates are intended for local performance and community groups, as well as corporate clients. A showcase of Art Deco design, the theatre is air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible and includes a 150-seat performance space that comes equipped with standard stage lighting and sound systems.

The Registry Theatre strives to accommodate as many requests for rental dates as possible, however availability is very limited in the short to medium term. Please review our Rental Policy for more information on how and when we process rental requests.

The list of uses for the theatre is almost endless:


Children’s groups

Academic presentations





Literary readings

*If your idea isn’t on this list, call us and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

The daily base rental rates for the theatre are:

Sun – Wed: $255 + HST plus cleaning ($60/day) = $348.15

Thurs – Sat: $305 + HST) plus cleaning ($60/day) = $404.65

The weekly rates for the theatre are:

$1700 + HST plus cleaning ($60 per day)

The daily base rental rates for the theatre are:

Sun – Wed: $255 + HST plus cleaning ($60/day) = $348.15

Thurs – Sat: $305 + HST) plus cleaning ($60/day) = $404.65

Renting The Registry is like ordering from a café:

Most items are à la carte, and the theatre functions mostly on a self-serve basis. We don’t even insist you hire our crew or volunteers: you’re more than welcome to bring in your own, and The Registry has information sheets for most positions in case you need help. Many groups can easily pay just the rental rate for the day they are in and not have to worry about any other costs.

More Information (Downloadable PDFs)

  • Equipment Rate Information

    Prices Effective FOR EVENTS AS OF March 31, 2017

  • Marketing Opportunities Through The Registry Theatre

  • Tech Sheet

  • Hall Plan

  • Lighting Plot

  • Lighting Inventory

  • User Check List

    General Theatre Guidelines and Upkeep

  • COVID-19 Safety Plan

    Communication and Training to Prevent COVID-19 Exposure

Rent Includes:

  • a standard white-wash lighting plot, the lighting board and access to the lighting system
  • two speakers, the sound board and a snake at the back of the stage
  • use of the theatre auditorium, the lobby, the lobby fridge, the green room, and the rehearsal/green room (we do not take a cut on anything you wish to sell)
  • use of the theatre’s LCD monitors so you can see what’s going on on-stage when not in the theatre auditorium
  • one hour of instruction on how to use the theatre (if you plan to have lighting and sound effects that are more complex than on/off, you will be required to have qualified lighting and sound crew at your own expense)
  • access from 10:00 a.m. until midnight (on occasion, an earlier access time may be granted for an additional $20/hour)

If you wish to rent additional equipment, please view our Price List For Rentals for more information and prices. For answers to more detailed technical questions, please email Technical Director Allan Hoch.

Click Here to see some photos of The Registry Theatre exterior, lobby, and auditorium.

The Registry Theatre is not licensed for the sale or service of alcohol. A renter who would like to sell or serve alcohol must obtain a Special Occasion Permit under the Liquor Licence Act or arrange for a licensed premise with a caterer’s endorsement to sell or serve alcohol. In either case, insurance coverage is required.

A $100 booking deposit (or 50% of rental charges for rentals of 5 days or longer) is required upon making a rental booking.  Any use of additional extra equipment or extra cleaning, repairs or technical re-sets as are required will be billed post-rental.

*The Registry Theatre reserves the right to refuse any renter we feel may have an event that is unsuitable for the building.

At the End of Your Show

We do ask our renters to reset the theatre at night when they are done, removing all personal items, any brought in equipment or set, remove any excessive garbage, and mop the stage. We have all the materials required for this. This drastically cuts your costs and keeps the theatre as inexpensive as possible, plus it helps get the theatre ready for the next group coming in the following day.

Box Office

Flexibility is key with The Registry Theatre: you’re welcome to use your own ticketing system. Unfortunately, The Registry does not offer box office services at this time, though we are able to provide a Front of House Manager to help implement your own system at an additional charge of $15/hour (minimum 3-hour charge). There are a myriad of online options available – we are pleased to make a recommendation upon request!

Extra Help

If you do require extra help for your event, The Registry Theatre can arrange for a contract worker, e.g., a lighting and/or sound technician, for $20/hr (senior technicians are $25/hr). Please give us at least two weeks notice.

Renting the Registry Theatre

Email the Operations Manager or give them a call to inquire availability or if you have any questions.

Click here for a calendar of all Registry Theatre bookings. Please note that dates for bookings beyond Sept 1, 2020 will not appear until booking confirmations are complete in early March. Email us by the end of January 2020 any booking requests occuring September 2020 or later.

A glimpse of what a live event at The Registry is like, courtesy of Grand Music Live!