Rental Information

The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies offers a wide range of theatre, studio, and meeting facilities, many of which are available for rental. Rental fees vary by facility and rental availability may be limited during the school year in order to accommodate student programming (September through May). Students receive priority for booking rental spaces. The Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse Theatre is not available for rentals between September and April. 

To initiate a rental inquiry, please review the guidelines and complete and submit the CDTPS rental application form below. A minimum of 10 business days are required in order to process a request.

Guidelines for rental

Rental requests are accepted and considered only after internal program requirements have been fulfilled.

Commercial ventures that are in direct competition with our own internal programs will not be accommodated.

Theatre rentals

A comprehensive general liability insurance policy, covering bodily injury and property damage, with inclusive limits of at least $2,000,000 must be supplied in order for a rental to be confirmed*. A "rider" on the certificate must name "The Governing Council of the University of Toronto" as an additional ‘named insured’. Rental confirmation will occur only after the certificate of insurance is supplied. *Rental groups comprised entirely of students and faculty members are not required to provide insurance, however, a valid membership card or guest pass is required to access the facility during the rental period.

Theatre Rental Application Form (select this form for the following theatres: Robert Gill Theatre, Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, Luella Massey Studio Theatre)

Please note: Our theatres are booked until the end of April 2019. 

Studio rentals

Studio Rental Application Form (select this form for the following studios: Performance Studio (Perf), Leonard Common Room (LCR) 

Please note: Our studios are booked until the end of 2018. 

Facilities overview

Theatres Capacity Availability Cost Wheelchair accessible for audience?
Robert Gill Theatre 167   Detailed from form information Yes
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse 115 Mid-April to mid-August, not available during the school year Detailed from form information Yes
Luella Massey Studio Theatre 96   Detailed from form information No
Studios Capacity Availability Cost Wheelchair accessible for participants?
Performance Studio (Perf) 80 Mid-April to mid-August, not available during the school year Detailed from form information No
Leonard Common Room (LCR) 80 Mid-April to mid-August, not available during the school year Detailed from form information Yes. Men's washroom is not accessible. 
Multi-purpose rooms Capacity Availability Cost Wheelchair accessible for participants?
Front & Long Rooms Front: 27
Long: 44
Available only if booking the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse or Perf N/A Yes
Walden Room 40 Available only if booking the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse or Perf N/A Yes

Rental Rates

Studio Spaces Hourly Daily Weekly  Note
CDTPS Current Students and Faculty/Instructors
(Initial 20 hours free upon approval)
$10 $80 $300

Additional 25% charge for public presentations/workshops.

Additional 50% charge for presentations/
workshops that charge an admission fee.
 

CDTPS Alumni $15 $100 $400
Outside organizations/individuals Rates to be negotiated  Rates to be negotiated  Rates to be negotiated