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MAIN STAGE

The MainStage at Gateway Theatre is an outstanding venue for performances and presentations of all kinds. The MainStage is equipped with a professional lighting and sound system, including hearing assist headsets for audience members. Click here for venue details.

Discounts on our regular rates are available for Richmond-based and not-for-profit organizations.
Rental rates do not include labour, specialized equipment, or other incidental costs.
Rental clients are required to use Gateway Theatre Box Office services.

To inquire about renting a venue for your next event, please contact our Associate Manager, Samara Van Nostrand at 604-247-4955 or events@gatewaytheatre.com. Tours available.

Does your production require financial assistance with special production costs (such as a professional conductor or director, special artist participation)? You may be eligible for a Gateway Theatre Endowment Grant.


MAINSTAGE SPECIFICATIONS

AUDITORIUM
The auditorium is an inviting, lively space furnished with new seats and carpeting. Each seat has a clear, comfortable view of the stage.

Orchestra Level: 14 rows tiered fixed seats
Balcony: 6 rows tiered fixed seats
Wheelchair seating capacity: 2 with 1 campanion seat for each accessible space.
Maximum seating capacity in auditorium: 540

STAGE
Proscenium opening: 42' w x 22' h
Stage dimensions: 40' x 30' (curtain line to back wall)
12'6" (apron depth from curtain line)
Orchestra pit: with hydraulic lift for 15 musicians
Full fly gallery: 29 lines: 18 occupied, 11 available
Cyclorama

DRESSING ROOMS
1 private or "star"
2 chorus with washrooms and showers
1 green room

LOBBIES
All lobbies are carpeted, with beautiful views of Minoru Chapel and park.  These are ideal for receptions, exhibitions, and displays.

Main Floor Lobby:
Connected to Orchestra Section
Event capacity of approximately 220 people
Full bar
Coat Check
Elevator to 2nd and 3rd floors

2nd Floor Lobby:
Connected to Orchestra Section
Event capacity of approximately 200 people
Full bar

3rd Floor Lobby:
Connected to Balcony Section
Event capacity of approximately 30 people


To inquire about renting a venue for your next event, please contact our Associate Manager, Samara Van Nostrand at 604-247-4955 or events@gatewaytheatre.com. Tours available.

Does your production require financial assistance with special production costs (such as a professional conductor or director, special artist participation)? You may be eligible for a Gateway Theatre Endowment Grant.

For more information or a facility tour or rental rates, please contact: 
Samara Van Nostrand
Associate Manager
(604) 247-4955
events@gatewaytheatre.com

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