The Grand Theatre offers a number of rental spaces for performances, banquets, meetings, and other events.
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 in ballet, modern dance, drama, musicals and comedy and is the home of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.
The building houses an array of performance and reception spaces including 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.
Please note that the Regina Rosen stage is not fully accessible at this time. We are happy to work with you to discuss staging accommodations for your production that will optimize the experience for both actors and audience. To discuss accommodations please contact dzemba [at] cityofkingston.ca ( Dianne Zemba), Theatre Manager.
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 Chargegs takes effect every January 1.
The Regina Rosen Auditorium has undergone a dramatic transformation since reopening its doors in May 2008. The theatre was revolutionized from a dark and dated space to a vibrant, engaging hall reminiscent of its turn of the century heritage. Seating 729 patrons, with the option of an including an additional 26 seats when the orchestra pit is not being used, this beautifully restored auditorium will captivate your performers and audience alike.
Although smaller in size, the Baby Grand, a much-used black box theatre, offers nothing less than the same impeccable performance and entertainment that one would experience inside the walls of its larger partner, the Regina Rosen Auditorium. With extensive enhancements increasing the seating capacity from 66 to 130 patrons, this theatre proves a popular choice for our various community theatre groups.
In addition to the two theatre spaces, the Grand also offers two lounges — often used for events such as receptions and art exhibits — as well as a spacious lobby.
Relax and enjoy in this cozy and intimate space. Newly restored, warm hues and rich tones make this space perfect for receptions, parties and gatherings with a 32-inch portable monitor and movable drink bar.
This space offers a comfortable atmosphere for up to 90 patrons. With rich hardwood flooring, and wonderful natural light, this venue is perfect for both professional and personal gatherings. Access to a 32-inch portable monitor is available.
The lobby area is consolidated around a two-storey atrium space, which comes alive with the sparkle of three new and elegant chandeliers. A warm ambience is created through the rich colours and tones found throughout the main level.
Along with a newly reconfigured bar area allowing patrons to easily flow into the expanded courtyard, comes a new sound system and audio/video capabilities making this venue the perfect choice for your meetings and conferences.