Gateway Theatre's Administrative Office and Box Office will be closed on Friday September 30, 2022, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconcilation. 

While we are working on our upcoming season, we still have many community offerings happening in our theatre! 
Please note, our Box Office is open Mon, Wed, Fri, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online HERE. If you have any ticketing inquiries, please email

Find our COVID-19 Health and Safety plans here.

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Main Stage - Richmond Venue Rentals

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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 email Tours available.

Technical Highlight Sheet (PDF)


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 companion seat for each accessible space.
Total rental capacity: 520

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

Stage Plan | LX Plot | LX Magic Sheet

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

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 Tours available.

For booking inquiries, please fill out the Booking Request Form below: 

For more information, please check out our FAQ pages

Rentals FAQ
Technical Highlight Sheet (PDF)