Updated December 22, 2020
As one of the main cultural venues in the greater Kingston region, the Grand Theatre serves as the prime performing arts venue for professional and amateur performances presenting a wide variety of music, dance, drama, comedy, cirque and young audience programs, and is the home of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. Due to COVID-19, the Kingston Grand Theatre closed March 13, 2020. That included all rental spaces at the Kingston Grand Theatre: the Regina Rosen Auditorium; the Baby Grand, a black box theatre; two lounges used for receptions and art exhibits; as well as a lobby and backstage facilities.
The Baby Grand reopened on a limited basis as of October 26, 2020, as a community rental space for live performances for small audiences of up to 20 people. In accordance with the Provincewide Shutdown, the Baby Grand is no longer available to rent during the lockdown period.
FEES AND CHARGES
Each year Kingston City Council approves a schedule of Fees and Charges related to the Grand Theatre. These costs are approved annually as part of the City's budget process and are typically subject to inflation. All fees listed are exclusive of application taxes unless otherwise noted and the new schedule of Fees and Charges takes effect every January 1.
Update: Due to COVID-19, the City has temporarily reduced rental fees for the Baby Grand in 2021. These fee reductions apply to Kingston Non-Profit Groups and Artists, Kingston Community Groups, and Commercial. The Regina Rosen Auditorium is also available to rent at reduced rates in 2021 for rehearsals and streaming. These fee reductions only apply to Kingston Non-Profit Groups and Artists as well as Kingston Community Groups. All facility rentals depend on the guidelines in place at the time and are subject to change.