Venue Rentals

Harbourfront Centre is a leader in providing internationally renowned artistic, educational and recreational programming year round. When available we offer some of our facilities for rent to non-profit and community groups, professional arts and cultural groups, government and granting associations, and corporations, for a variety of purposes.

We can accommodate groups ranging in size from 100 to 450, depending on the nature of the event. Our venues may be used for events such as:

  • professional theatre, music, or dance presentations
  • film screenings
  • corporate events such as sales meetings, award ceremonies and product launches
  • lectures, panel discussions and presentations
  • small conferences (i.e. events that do not require a large number of breakout rooms)

We regret that we do not accommodate social events such as weddings or birthdays, nor are we able to rent our facilities for beauty pageants, dance competitions, school recitals or graduations.

Proselytizing of a religious or political nature is not permitted on our site.

Email rentals@harbourfrontcentre.com for more information.

Location Filming and Photography

Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront location has the ability to stand in for both major cities and small towns, and our varied locations and venues provide numerous options for location shoots. Our campus includes:

  • 2 marinas
  • 2 underground parking garages
  • parkland and greenspace
  • public squares
  • a waterfront boardwalk
  • outdoor amphitheatre
  • traditional and contemporary theatre spaces
  • a pedestrian bridge
  • an outdoor skating rink in winter

To inquire about location film shoots email rentals@harbourfrontcentre.com

To inquire about publicity and media relations-related requests email media@harbourfrontcentre.com

Event Coordination

Once your date and venue have been confirmed, an event coordinator will be assigned to work with you on the advance planning for your event. This person will be your main contact for all technical, front-of-house, and production requirements, and will also direct you to the various staff here who facilitate ticketing, catering, sponsorship, and marketing (as required). Staff roles vary depending on the venue you are renting (the two larger theatres operate differently from the Artport venues), so please access the individual venue information packages for specific staff requirements for each venue.

In-house Equipment and Rentals

Harbourfront Centre maintains an excellent inventory of modern audio visual, sound and lighting equipment in each of its venues. You will find detailed technical packages attached to each venue. All technical equipment and property inventory is subject to change based on availability and/or unavoidable breakdown. Rental of any additional technical, audio-visual or other equipment not in Harbourfront Centre’s inventory can be facilitated by our event coordinators. (All charges for rental of equipment not in our inventory will be passed on to you.)

Filming and Recording

Harbourfront Centre allows videotaping, filming or recording at any performance for the purposes of news reports, advertising or promotional broadcast no longer than five minutes in length with the permission and/or at the request of the organization renting the facility. All other instances of filming and recording will be subject to a separate permit to be negotiated and issued by the Harbourfront Centre Filming Coordinator on behalf of the venue and Harbourfront Centre. Your event coordinator will facilitate this process for you.

Catering

Harbourfront Centre is happy to recommend a caterer to facilitate receptions. Only licensed caterers are permitted to operate at Harbourfront Centre. All caterers are subject to landmark fees.

Our catering policies and procedures are available upon request. Please indicate whether you require food and beverage service on your inquiry form and we will send you the appropriate package.

Alternate Venues in the Neighbourhood

Sometimes we’re all booked up on the dates you need. If you want to keep your event in the area, please consider one of our neighbours: