By Venue

By Venue
York Theatre

The York Theatre runs primarily as a rental venue, accessible to artists and community groups year round. Not only does the building have a huge historical significance to this city, but it is also purpose-built for the performing arts featuring 370 seats, a new glass lobby, 1940s art deco finish, a proscenium stage, fly tower, orchestra pit, and excellent acoustics and sightlines. This space is ideal for musicals, operas, large bands.

Capacity Option # Seats Stage Size (dxw) Ideal Setup For
1 355 18′ x 30′ Musicals, operas, large bands

 

Tech Specs:
Lighting Console: ETC ION 2000
Grid Height: Fly tower: typical height 16 ft. / max height 32 ft.
Audio Console: Digico SD9
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Historic Theatre

The Historic Theatre is a proscenium stage with raked audience chamber and balcony. Our maximum capacity is 285 (although most events taking place within the Historic Theatre are set to 195) with some flexibility to increase this number depending on the nature of the event. This space is ideal for dance and theatre performances, solo talks and acts.

SEATING CAPACITY
The Historic Theatre has six possible seating configurations:

Capacity Options # Seats Stage Size (dxw) Ideal Setup For
1 184 27′ x 36′ Dance
2 200 24′ x 36′ Theatre performances
3 220 21′ x 36′ Variety of events
4 240 18′ x 36′ Variety of events
5 260 15′ x 36′ Speakers
6 285 12′ x 12′ Solo acts, talks

Clients are required to pay for all costs associated with the alteration of the standard setup and, at the conclusion of their rental, for returning the theatre to its neutral state.

*The number of seats is subject to confirmation upon receipt of your technical specifications. If in any doubt please contact our rentals manager

Tech Specs:
Lighting Console: ETC Ion
Grid Height: 19′ 6″
Audio Console: Yamaha M7CL-48
The Historic Theatre has a white cyc hung against the upstage wall with a black drape immediately downstage on a track
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Vancity Culture Lab

The Vancity Culture Lab is the beautiful addition to our centre. As a black box studio, all the lighting and audio technology is accessible from anywhere in the room. The seating system is comprised of movable risers that can be set up to virtually any configuration that space will allow and will seat an intimate 50 to a maximum of 100 people. The seats themselves are a lightweight removable chair that is comfortable and feels like a live performance chair. The C-Lab, as we like to refer to it, is a cinderblock construction with the latest in acoustical properties and has been referred to as the best “blackout” room in the city. The room is draped with black velour that is all on tracks allowing for any easy change to the backdrop of your production.

The Vancity Culture Lab is a multipurpose room that can be configured to any style of performance. The following is a suggestion of configurations and maximum capacities.

Capacity Options # Seats Stage Size (dxw) Ideal Setup For
1 72 minimal Cabaret
2 74 15′ x 30′ Theatre performances
3 86 12′ x 30′ Theatre performances
4 102 12′ x 21′ Speakers, presentations

Clients are required to pay for all costs associated with the alteration of the standard setup and, at the conclusion of their rental, for returning the theatre to its neutral state.

*The number of seats is subject to confirmation upon receipt of your technical specifications. If in any doubt please contact our rentals manager

Tech Specs
Lighting Console: ETC Ion
Grid Height: 16′ 4″
Audio Console: Soundcraft EPM 8 channel
Full technical specs
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Founders’ Lounge

Our intimate and inviting Founder’s Lounge located at The Cultch often holds our Director’s Circle receptions and other VIP events. It’s also the perfect venue for your pre-show reception or get-together, intimate party, wine & food tasting, or book launch and reading. With its rich, warm décor and eclectic artwork, it’s a wonderful addition to the performance spaces at The Cultch.

Capacity Options
1       10 to 15       Meeting Setup
2       25 to 30       Restaurant-style seating
3       40 to 50       Stand-up reception