Metro Rental Rates and Venue Info

The Metro Studio is a 172 seat, black box-style theatre equipped for theatre, dance, musical theatre, screenings, meetings, film shoots and receptions in downtown Victoria.

Note: We do not book Music events at the Metro Studio Theatre


Not for Profit
Companies with a registered charity number, school groups or small community organizations.

$605.00+ taxes per day (14-hour booking within a 24-hour period)
$2095.00+ taxes for a 5-day booking within a consecutive Wednesday to Sunday period

Professional Commercial Theatre Companies, for profit tours, Corporate Events and Presentations.

$730.00 + taxes per day (14-hour booking within a 24-hour period)
$2919.00 + taxes for a 5-day booking within a consecutive Wednesday to Sunday period

A Metro Studio Technician is required at all times you are in the space. A Front of House Manager is required anytime there is an audience present.

Subject to an minimum hour call

Labour Fees

$26.50 per hour (up to 8hrs)
$39.75 for Ovetime (over 8hrs up to 12hrs)
$53.00 for Double Time (over 12hrs)

Appropriate tech breaks must be included to your rental in accordance to the contract guidelines and the schedule approved by the ITSC Production Manager. The Metro tech arrives approx. 1/2hrs before any requested load in time.

Front of House Manager
$19.50 per hour (up to 8hrs)
$29.25 for Ovetime (over 8hrs up to 12hrs)
$39.00 for Double Time (over 12hrs)

Front of House Managers arrive approx. 1.5 hrs before the start of your show and hours will remain post show for cleanup and restore of the Front of House area.

Events that are schedules for a 2 show night will have two Front of House Managers scheduled.

Production Manager
The Production Manager will have a meeting before your event to go over tech requirements and production schedule and will offer minimal support for your production. A post mortem is offered for any feedback, discussion of issues that may have arisen or suggestions for future productions or remounts. Any additional support from the Production Manager will be at a cost of $30.00 per hour.

Piano (Baby Grand) – $50.00- a $150.00 tuning charge upon advance request
Projector – $40.00
Dance Floor Tape- $17.00/roll
Additional Janitorial- $50.00/hr- booked at the discretion of Intrepid Management based on contract and production conversations

The use of the Metro Clearcom, Dressing Room, Dance Floor (Marley) and Concession area are included in the rental. It is the responsibly of the renter to bring in any additional gear such as lav mics or floor monitors. For specific inventory items, please feel free to contact us.

The Renter is responsible for the cost of restoring the venue. This includes removal of all scenery, props and costumes; cleaning and restoring the dressing room; repainting any altered surfaces to black; and restoring the house lighting and sound plot. Additional charges may apply for any further clean up/restore that is needed by staff after your event.

Seating and Capacity

172 tiered audience seating with the ability to add an additional row on the main floor for a max audience capacity of 185

The stage has a occupant load of 83 performers with the capacity of up to 153 performers with the curtains removed

Dressing Room and Backstage Area
The dressing room can fit up to 15-20 people comfortably. If you have more in your cast, please let us know and we can discuss the logistics.


For accessibility information and a visual guide to the venue, see Metro Accessibility.

Tech Specs

28’ Wide x 24‘ Deep

Grid Height:

ETC Element 40-250
96 Smart dimmed circuits

Allen & Heath GL 2400 console

Additional Costs and Notes to the Metro Rental

The Renter is responsible for the following

• Box office, concession and ushering staff
• Tech support for large set/lighting design
• Box Office and concession supplies
• Selling Tickets and promoting your event
• Insurance that covers the full days while in
the theatre
• Cleaning and striking the dressing room and the concessions area if used during your rental- additional janitorial charges may apply

To book space, inquire about availability,request a quote or tour, or for more information, please contact:

Justine Shore
Rentals and Operations Manager

Already know the date you want? Fill out our Rental Request Form at

Need a smaller or more intimate venue? The Intrepid Theatre Club is a flexible 50 seat studio space.

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of the Lekwungen People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.