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Theatre & Hall Rates

2019 RENTAL RATES to December 31, 2019

2020 Rental Rates from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Auditorium

Capacity: 509   (498 if WC seating is occupied)

Theatre Rental Rates

Local Commercial Outside Commercial
Mon–Sun Mon–Sun
Live Performance** $1,811 $2,142
Live Performance = up to 8 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
Rehearsal*
No audience allowed in house
$1,132 $1,341
Rehearsal rates = up to 5 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
Cinema $989
(M-Th ONLY)
N/A
Cinema Rates = video projector; 1 tech; 1 Front of House staff (FOH). Cinema Rates are only available for Local users on Non-prime days (Mon–Thurs).
Venue Overtime (1)
>8 hours up to 12 hours
$224/hr $255/hr
*Rehearsal: Overtime = >5 hours stage time / **Live Performance: Overtime = >8 hours stage time
Venue Overtime (2)***
>12 hours per day
$335/hr $380/hr
***As determined by City Administration – only events that can operate by multiple staffing shifts will be allowed to exceed 12 hours of stage time/day (i.e. dance festivals) and will be charged venue overtime (2).

Theatre Rental Rates

Local Non-Profit
Local = St. Albert taxpayer
Outside Non-Profit
Outside = any indivual or group operating outside of St. Albert
Non-prime
Mon–Thurs
Prime
Fri–Sun
Non-prime
Mon–Thurs
Prime
Fri–Sun
Live Performance** $1,193 $1,811 $1,811 $2,142
Live Performance = up to 8 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
Rehearsal*
No audience allowed in house
$750 $1,132 $1,132 $1,341
Rehearsal rates = up to 5 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
Cinema $607 N/A N/A N/A
Cinema Rates = video projector; 1 tech; 1 Front of House staff (FOH). Cinema Rates are only available for Local users on Non-prime days (Mon–Thurs).
Venue Overtime (1)
>8 hours up to 12 hours
$194/hr $224/hr $224/hr $255/hr
*Rehearsal: Overtime = >5 hours stage time / **Live Performance: Overtime = >8 hours stage time
Venue Overtime (2)***
>12 hours per day
$290/hr $335/hr $335/hr $380/hr
***As determined by City Administration – only events that can operate by multiple staffing shifts will be allowed to exceed 12 hours of stage time/day (i.e. dance festivals) and will be charged venue overtime (2).

Theatre Rental Rates

Reciprocal Use
Agreement***
0800–1600
M–F
Live Performance**
Live Performance = up to 8 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
$114/hr
Rehearsal*
No audience allowed in house
Rehearsal rates = up to 5 hours of stage time; includes up to 2 techs; 1 Front of House staff (FOH)
$114/hr
Cinema N/A
Venue Overtime N/A
*Rehearsal: Overtime = >5 hours stage time / **Live Performance: Overtime = >8 hours stage time  
***Reciprocal Use Agreement rates - Only schools within these 3 districts qualify for the Reciprocal Use rates: Greater St. Albert Catholic School District #734; The Greater North Central Francophone Education Region #2; and St. Albert Public Schools #5565 (schools that are located within the geographic boundary of the City, provided their board is a party to this agreement).

Other Fees

Meal Breaks: 1 hour break must be scheduled after max 5 hours of labour. Failing to provide breaks may result in financial penalties – $50/hr/staff
Statutory Holidays: There is a $100/hr surcharge for use of The Arden Theatre or Progress Hall on statuatory holidays + staff overtime
Performance Intermission: Performances exceeding 60 minutes must schedule at least one 20-minute intermission. A $200 penalty may be charged at the discretion of City Administration.

Other Rental Rates

Progress Hall – Includes AV + 1 Staff  (Capacity: 80-120) $102/hour
Progress Hall  – Day Rate (maximum 8 hours) includes AV and 1 FOH $500

Equipment Rental

Video Projector $50/day
Piano Rental: 7’ Steinway Grand (main stage use only) $65/day
Piano tuning on request Cost + 15% admin fee
Follow Spot – Plus associated labour (min. 4 hrs) $75/day + labour
8 Mix Monitor System (at discretion of TD) - associated labour charges $41/hr
Dance Floor (includes labour to install and remove) $600
Hazer – Cost of consumables will be added for runs > than 1 day (based on current prices) $50/day + consumables
Specialized Equipment Cost + 15% admin fee

Crew Services (4 hour minimum)

- Overtime charged at 1.5 hourly rate

Additional Technician(s) – available for stage crew, rigger/fly, follow spot, monitor $41/hour
Front of House (included in rental fees up to 8 hours) $28/hour
Box Office – Ticket Sales $24.50/hour
Bartender / Concession $23/hour

The Capital Enhancement Fee (Facility Fee)

–Charges based on ticket prices and on number of tickets sold/comped

10% of ticket price Calculation based on ticket price
Non-Ticketed Events (flat rate/event) $175
Festivals (flat rate/day) $300

Box Office Services

–The Arden Theatre has a full-service Ticketmaster outlet

TM Set-up (1 st event) $100
TM Set-up (Multiple) each additional event (duplicate information, time or event change) $50
TM Change Request (changes to holds/times/prices/discount codes/producer codes/event titles) $15/request
Ticket printing charge $0.26/ticket
Box Office Processing Fee $1.00/ticket
Administrative Expenses 5% of sales

Commission Merchandise and Collateral Sales

–Applies to Arden Theatre, Progress Hall, and St. Albert Place Plaza
(Commission Merchandise and Collateral Sales Fee at discretion of City administration)

Souvenirs, programs, recorded goods or any other article offered or displayed for sale 20%
Festivals $300 per merchant/per event

Last edited: December 2, 2019

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