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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)