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Rentals & Venues
Venues, Rates & Fees
From theatre to dance, to film shoots and screenings, Intrepid Theatre hosts two venues that have become stalwarts of the local indie performance scene. Our venues are available for rent year round.
Changes to the Rentals Program – Please Read.
The pandemic brought many lessons to Intrepid Theatre, and included a reevaluation of our rental and how we use our venues. We have made changes that now better align with our vision, mission and mandate, which you will find in summary in the tabs below.
Intrepid Theatre is foremost a live contemporary performance festival presenter. Our new booking priorities are designed to support our mandate and staff capacity.
- Priority 1: Intrepid Theatre Programming
- Priority 2: Resident or Partner Organizations / Annual Events
- Priority 3: Performing Arts Rentals that book multiple days
- Priority 4: Performing Arts Rentals (with same-day tech) that book a single day
BOOKING REQUEST FORM
Our Operations & Rentals Manager is part-time and due to the volume of rental requests, they need the details of your event in order to respond appropriately.
Moving forward, our Production team will be developing the Production Schedule for your event in collaboration with you. We know our staff requirements and venues best. This is also an effort fto provide healthier expectations and work environments for everyone while they are in our spaces.
Please note: showtimes MUST be approved by Intrepid before your tickets go on-sale.
Since Production Schedules will be built together, labour will no longer be included as part of your deposit fee. An estimate for production labour can be provided after the Production Schedule has been developed.
RATES & FEES
We have updated our rates and labour fees, and will be incorporating an annual increase. The annual increase for the next year will be published annually in the fall.
INSURANCE NOW REQUIRED FOR INTREPID STUDIO
All rentals at the Intrepid Studio now require General Liability Insurance at a minimum of $2,000,000. Our own Insurance is voided, if a renter fails to do so. There’s no way around it.
LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
If you intend to sell alcohol during your event, you are required to have Liquor Liability insurance along with your SEP. Your provider can include it in your coverage; failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your event.
CALENDAR YEAR BOOKING SCHEDULE
Bookings for the next calendar year now open in September. For example, our calendar will open for general 2023 multiple-consecutive day bookings on September 15, 2022 and will be processed on a first-come; first served basis.
Booking requests for 2023 can now be made through our rental request form.
Intrepid Theatre is currently coordinating capital upgrade projects in both of our venues to take place in 2023. Rental bookings may be affected and will have more information later this summer.
The Metro Studio
The Metro Studio Theatre is the only live performance space of its kind in downtown Victoria, BC.
The Metro Studio Theatre is the only live performance space of its kind in downtown Victoria, BC. This 172 seat black box-style theatre is fully equipped for theatre, dance, spoken word, musical theatre, film screenings, rehearsals, and film shoots. The Metro is home to Intrepid Theatre’s Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, UNO Fest, and OUTstages festivals, as well as an annual presenting series of touring work.
The Metro Studio is wheelchair accessible and has two all-gender washrooms and a wheelchair accessible washroom on the ground floor. The technical staff are represented by IATSE Local 168.
Please note: we are unable to rent this venue for live music events.
The Intrepid Studio is the hub of new and independent theatre in downtown Victoria.
The Intrepid Studio is the hub of new and independent theatre in downtown Victoria. It holds up to 40 in flexible seating, making it ideal for anything from small productions, workshops, auditions and play readings to lectures, classes, photo shoots, and rehearsals. In addition to rentals, the Intrepid Theatre Studio is also home to Intrepid Theatre’s own festivals and programs, such as Uno Fest, The You Show, OUTstages and the New Play Reading Series. The studio is equipped with a basic lighting plot, sound system and theatre drapes; you supply your own technician. This DIY space is very popular.
Intrepid Theatre Studio is wheelchair accessible and has two all gender washrooms. Intrepid Theatre’s administration offices are located at the Intrepid Theatre Studio.
Rental Steps & FAQ
Click here for a step-by-step guide to rentals and an FAQ
Rental questions? Please contact:
Events & Rentals Manager