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The Faris Family Studio at Scotiabank Dance Centre is a versatile, intimate, fully-equipped black box space with retractable seating, suitable for performances, presentations, filming, photoshoots and special events.

Daily rental rates for performances start from $400 standard/$340 non-profit/$280 Dance Centre members (off-peak Mon-Thurs) and $700 standard/$595 non-profit/$490 Dance Centre members (peak Fri-Sun). Daily rates for special events/meetings start from $700 standard/$595 non-profit/$490 Dance Centre members. Weekly rates are also available. Please contact us with information about your event so we can provide a detailed estimate.

Scotiabank Dance Centre houses 6 studios and a production/ performance space, with a variety of sizes, floors and rates.

Please contact us, or view our virtual tour, for full details.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Class, Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Meeting
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use Some restrictions may apply depending on the nature of the event: contact us for details.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Call 604.606.6413 or email

Hours Of Operation Regular hours are 9am-10pm seven days a week. We are also open weekends, although hours vary depending on the level of rental demand: contact us for details. Regular hours may be extended to accommodate performances and special events.
Rental Policy Please provide information about the type of activity you are planning and the nature of your organization/business. Deposits must be paid in order to guarantee a booking. Payment must be made in full before use of the studio. For special events, please contact us for an estimate and for details of terms and conditions.
Cancellation Policy A 25% deposit is required to secure a booking. Final payment is due 30 days prior to the event. A cancellation policy applies. A refundable damage deposit is required at the time of booking.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Technical director, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check, Credit card
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2852.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Ceiling fans, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Acoustic panels, Rigging points, Privacy, Uninterrupted wall space
Technology Internet access
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley laid, Portable tap floor available for rent.
Stage Configuration Black box, Flexible space can accommodate many different configurations.
Stage Dimensions 33 ft x 30 ft with 26 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 154
Seating Raked, Continental, Flexible seating, Seating bank is fully retractable. Maximum capacity is 200.

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Additional charges apply for piano tuning and rental.
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Recording equipment, Additional charges apply for some wireless equipment.
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, Cyclorama, DVD player, Additional charges apply for projector rental. Basic video and audio QLab licence.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Virtual Tour Click here to view a virtual tour of the space.
Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Loading dock
Accessibility Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
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Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
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Screening - - - -
Meeting - - - -

This space was last updated on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:52PM