Theatre Rentals

The Powerhouse Theatre is available for lectures, receptions, memorial services, parties, movies and even Powerpoint Presentations!


Personal Use By Members
Rates available to active Powerhouse Theatre members by application to the Rental Manager.

Required Additional Costs
Powerhouse approved technician on site during entire occupancy – fee to be arranged with technician and paid separately.

Optional Additional Costs

  • Facility damage deposit may be levied.
  • Liquor license if needed, to be arranged and paid for by tenant. Additional insurance required.
  • Fog machine and keyboard are available for rent. Damage deposit required.

Note: stage floor must be returned to flat black color if altered in any way.


Building Specifications

  • The Powerhouse Theatre houses one performance venue as well as a Green Room with bar facilities.
  • The main auditorium is a 238 seat proscenium arch theatre.
  • The Green Room accommodates up to 50 people and is fully mirrored on one long wall.
  • Both venues are accessed via the front doors and share a common foyer which can also be used for small receptions.
  • The backstage of the main theatre has a full sized loading dock.
  • Complete Operations Manual can be viewed here.


Stage Information/Specifications

Proscenium Arch Opening
Width: 32’
Height: Max. 19’ 0″ Min. 17’ (Adjustable with a the Grand Border)

Stage Dimensions
Plaster Line; to upstage wall 27’ 4″ to downstage apron: 8″ 0″
Height to underside of trusses: 26’ 4″

The stage is surfaced in black painted masonite.

Orchestra Pit
The orchestra pit consists of removable pit covers located over the apron of the stage. It is 22’ X 5’ X 5’ high. The floor may be raised 24″ by placing a sub floor on perimeter pony walls. Access is by a small door in the centre front of the stage.

Dressing Rooms
1 main dressing room with stations for 12 persons served by a shower and 2 washrooms and equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave oven, a coffee maker and small sink with counter space.

1 secondary dressing room with stations for 8 persons served by a single washroom equipped with a small refrigerator, micro wave oven, a coffee maker and a small sink with counter space.

Loading Dock
A loading door 6’ 6″ wide and 10’ high is located at the back west side of the building off the parking lot and provides access via the scene shop to the stage.

Fly System
4 Line sets containing electrics and operated by manual winches
11 Line sets containing curtains
9 Line sets available
Total: 24
All systems except the lighting bars are controlled by lifting manually with the aid of pullies.

1 Main Curtain 2 panels each 16’ W x 19’ H, Red Velour
1 Grand Border 35’ W x 8’ H, Black Commando Cloth
1 Traveler 2 panels each 20’W x 25’ H, Black Commando Cloth
1 Cyclorama 40’ W x 25H, White
4 Pairs of legs 8’ W x 20’ H, Black Commando Cloth
4 Borders 40’ W x 4’ H, Black Commando Cloth

Movie Screen
16’ X 16’ front projection screen suspended two feet in front downstage of proscenium.



Control booth at rear centre of upper auditorium

6″ Fresnels 5 Altman 500 With Barn Doors
14 Strand Fresnelites 750 With Barn Doors
3 Strand Patt 123 (Old) 500 With Barn Doors
4 Colortan Fresnel 750 With Barn Doors
Parnels 10 ETC Parnels 575 With Barn Doors
Ellipsoidals 12 Century 6 X 9 750
16 Altman 6X12 750
16 Source 4 Jr. 575 16 26 Degree Lens12 36 Degree Lens
3 Source 4 Jr. Zoom 575 25-50 Degree Lens
2 Source 4 Sr. 26 Degree 750
20 Strand SL 26 Degree 575
9 Lekolites Zoom 500 25 -50 Degree Lens
2 Strand SL 50 degree 575
2 Altman Ellipsoidals 20 degree (Iris) 1000 Used as Follow Spots
Flood Lights 6 Strand (old) (2 used as rehearsal lights) 500
15 MC Cyc Lights 1000
Misc Items 2 Mini Strobe Lights
1 Green Lazer Light
2 Rosco I Pro Image Projector For Acetate Projections
1 Gobo Rotator Accessory
1 Martin 100 Disco Light
1 12″ Mirror Ball/Motor
2 UV 4′ Fixtures 2- 4′ Tubes in Each
Gobo Holders
Light Trees 2 14 ft. free stand portable

(Control Booth at rear centre of upper auditorium)

1 Tascam 24 Channel Mixing Board
4 Crest VS450 Amps
4 Stationary Speakers ( 2 rear house and 2 each side of proscenium)
4 Mobile speakers with permanent connection jacks to position
2 Stage microphones can be run from stage side or control booth
5 Countryman B3 Style Wirelessw Microphones
8 Compressor/Limiters for Mixer
Multi Effects Processor
1 Tascam Pro CD Player
Clearcom Communications
SFX system installed on computer.
1 Presonus 24 channel  “I” Live Digital Mixing Board
1 Mac Mini computer with “Q lab” sound software
1 Mac iPad for surface control
1 Handheld wireless Microphone
8 Sennheiser MK2E Wireless Lav/Headset Microphones (For Rent)
3 Non Wireless Microphones (with Stands)
2 Yamaha 15” Powered Speakers
2 Yamaha 18” Powered Bass Subs
2 Yamaha 10” Powered Monitor speakers
Speaker Stands/ speaker posts for subs
XLR Microphone cabling
4 DI’s
100’ 24 channel Snake / with 4 returns
25’ 12 channel Snake
Various cables (inserts etc…)

1 Fog Machine with timer. 400 Watts
1 Antari F-350 fog Machine

Fog Machine

Comes with FC 1 remote control over 10 feet long, and bracket for hanging it on the ceiling (not shown in picture). This is a 1200 watt machine for maximum output.

1 Casio Digital Piano ( model PX-400R/ PX – 555R ESIA
Model Features a Weighted Action Keyboard , 256 Digital Sounds, and a Built-In Stand

Casio Digital Piano