Production & rental info
Havana Theatre is the perfect venue for your next theatrical production. Our 60-seat venue is equipped with professional sound, video and lighting equipment. With over two decades of cultural history on the Drive we are well known within the area for award winning productions and pre-show dining.
With our recent upgrades to equipment, and flexibility with how your shows can be produced, we are the best value in Vancouver for a small theatre venue.
Havana Theatre is available for rent weekly from Tuesday through Saturday and weekend afternoons. Our main stage rental slot is from 5:00 to 9:50. If you require additional time for tech or rehearsals in the day we can accommodate.
SINGLE NIGHT BOOKINGS AND MAINSTAGE WEEKENDS
Single nights are available for $300 a night. Single weekend afternoons (4 hours) are available for $175. We book these no earlier than two months prior to the event. We require full payment, for single nights, upon booking. These rates do not include a technician.
REHEARSALS AND WORKSHOP SPACE
Daytime rehearsals and space for workshops are available in some circumstances (for interested parties not already renting the mainstage time slots) for an hourly rate of $30hr. We book these events no earlier than one months prior to the event.
LATE NIGHT TIME SLOTS
We offer our late night slots Sunday to Saturday to groups around Vancouver trying out creative new things. Whether it is improv, standup, poetry, burlesque or a remount of your fringe show (requiring very little tech) a late night slot might be perfect for you.
We book these events no earlier than one month prior to the event. Monthly shows are booked first and the balance of slots become available after that. The cost for these slots currently is $50 or $1 per ticket (which ever is more). These rates do not include a technician.
BOX OFFICE & TICKETING
At Havana Theatre we want your audience experience to be outstanding. In an effort to streamline the process and make the front of house run smoothly, our theatre manager and box office staff will make sure that the setup and sales of your tickets runs smoothly. We will make sure you receive reports via email as frequently as you would like though our Showpass system so you will always know how your shows sales are progressing. The operation of box office and setup of ticketing will cost the production only $1 a ticket. Our negotiated rate with our supplier is much lower than most ticketing companies so you’ll find that online sales, even with our fee, will come well under the cost of working with companies like Eventbrite. Best of all, your tickets will be sold through our website, and your door will be handled by our experienced staff, making it easier for you to focus on your production.
To find out more, book a tour of the space, or recieve a sample contract feel free to contact our Theatre Manager.
PRODUCING PARTNER PROGRAM
Our producing partner program creates incentives for companies to produce their whole season at Havana Theatre, becoming part of our family of producers. If you plan to produce two shows or more this year, contact us first!
Our new producing partnership opportunity is an exclusive offer we make to established companies interested in making Havana their home for the season. This offer is for companies that intend to produce more than two shows within a calendar year, for a run of more than two weeks each.
Producing Partner Benefits
Significant savings for companies booking their full season.
Marketing assistance and social signal boost from our team
Daytime rehearsal space available to our producing partners at no additional cost.
1 week - $1575
2 weeks: $2900
Not for profit rates:
1 week - $1275
2 weeks: $2150
3 weeks: $3100
The above prices do not include a technician, or applicable taxes. Discounted rates for our Producing Partners program are based on size of season.