The Metro Theatre auditorium offers over 300 large comfortable seats to enjoy any event on its 28 foot stage that you can rent whenever it’s not show time. You can even buy out the theatre for one of our shows and enjoy a private performance ( fundraisers love this option). Auditorium participation areas incude; upper dress circle balcony, main floor wheel chair consideration and seat height augmentation. Our lobby offers; an alcove area for registration, sign in and follow up registration, a candy counter for coffee, water, pop and other for sale items. Further our upstairs lounge area lends itself to pre and post meetings as well as providing optional beverages during event times.
The Metro Theatre is available daily during the summer, from June through mid-August. The rest of the year, availability depends on the production schedule.
• live theatre
• live co productions
• performance, voice and dance competitions
• school awards
• presentation meetings
• fund raisers
Facilty rentals can vary depending on the needs at that time. Some details are here however sending us a note via the contact below will help our Co Production committee provide you with details specifics.
The Metro Theatre stage is 28 ft. wide and 22 ft. deep with additional SL and SR wing space. It includes a fully functioning counter-weighted fly system for scenic drops, curtains, and scrim (either white or black).
Stage rental includes two large dressing rooms upstairs from the backstage area.
• $750 per day Sunday through Thursday
• $950 Friday and Saturday
• $2650 per 5-day week
– plus labour and equipment expenses, if any
– July and August offers a 25% seasonal discount.
If using just the partial stage a curtain or scrim can be dropped to exclude (if necessary) the existing production’s set.
$135 per hour for less than 5 hours.
RENT THE LOUNGE ONLY
Metro Theatre lounge has a capacity for 65 people and is licensed. Attached to the lounge is a Green Room with fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and some food preparation areas. Its great for before the show, at intermission or after the show. Meet friends, have a drink, meet and chat with the cast and crew. The Metro Lounge puts ‘Community’ into Community Theatre…
$250 for 4 hours
– plus $15 per hour for bartender, if needed, with a 4-hour minimum
METRO VENUE FACTS
The theatre is located at 1370 SW Marine Drive by Granville, at the base of the Arthur Laing Bridge in Vancouver. It’s accessible by transit, and has free and paid parking nearby.
The stage is 28 ft. wide and 22 ft. deep with additional SL and SR wing space. There’s a fully functioning counter-weighted fly system for scenic drops, curtains, and scrim (either white or black). It has state of the art professional sound and lighting controls and presentations. A self-contained secure operator’s contorl room is at the rear of the auditorium to augment programatic lighting and sound with cues via headset.
Wireless headset hearing assistance devices are available.
Licensed bar and lounge facilities with extensive seating and a fully qualified bartender available. And, lounge rental without bar service is available.
Also available are public washrooms on the main floor as well as two large dressing rooms upstairs from the backstage area.
The lobby has a concession area with storage and sink.
The self-contained, secure street level box-office with street ticket sales windows to answer phone inquiries and to sell tickets for your even Wed – Sat 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm & 1 Hour before each event, if needed.
Wireless internet access is also available.
Since Metro started back in 1935 many props have been used to enhance the stories audiences enjoy. Items that help renters and co productions may already exist in our nearby storage and design facility. Let us know what rental items would be helpful and we will go through the stored items for you.
MOVIES AND TV SHOWS
• Metro offers a very flexable environment for both theatre settings and settings the stage allows.
• What many value the most is the great accoustic control the auditorium allows that is manditory for truly professional production.