Facility Rental

The Bicentennial Theatre is a not-for-profit community facility. All rental fees go back to the organization to maintain the facility or to assist with the cost of providing entertainment for your enjoyment. The facility provides meeting rooms for rent or the main floor can be rented for a banquet or reception. The Main Stage Theatre, on the 2nd floor, is also available for private rental.

The Musquodoboit Valley Lions Club meets regularly in one of the meeting rooms on the lower level and we also provide space for the Musquodoboit Valley Food Bank on that level.

Main Floor Features

  • 1,470 square foot rental space available.
  • banquet up to 100 guests (rental includes tables and chairs)
  • receptions for up to 200 (stand-up)
  • wheelchair accessible (includes wheelchair accessible washroom)
  • on-site bar services with Security
  • on-site kitchen facilities
  • local catering available
  • on-site parking (extra parking five minutes away)
  • small Second Stage with sound and lighting equipment
  • on-site sound and lighting technicians
  • wi-fi available

Second Floor Features

  • curtained main stage theatre
  • graduated floor seating
  • capacity for up to 208 patrons
  • soft seats
  • up-to-date sound and lighting equipment
  • dressing room
  • elevator accessible
  • bar service available on main floor
  • canteen service available on main floor
  • on-site sound and lighting technicians

Rental Packages

Main Floor:

Basic Rent A – $125

  • four hours rental time
  • tables and chairs
  • use of tea/coffee urns, refrigerator and cups/saucers

Basic Rent B – $160

  • six hours rental time
  • use of second stage
  • tables and chairs
  • License fee for events using recorded and/or live music
  • use of tea/coffee urns, refrigerator and cups/saucers

Basic Rent C (Dances) – $340

  • six hours of rental time
  • license fee for events using recorded and/or live music with dancing
  • use of second stage
  • tables and chairs
  • use of tea/coffee urns, refrigerator and cups/saucers
  • bar services with security included.

Additional hours beyond A or B above – $30/hr

Bar Services – $25
(Additional to Basic Rent A and B)

Conditions:  Premises must be  vacated  by 1am.  Special liquor license and/or bar stocked items must be arranged and confirmed with bar manager at time of booking.  Special license or requests must be attached to rental.

Security – $80
Conditions:  Theatre provides Bar and
Security Staff.

Technical Services:

  • Up to two wired microphones $25
  • Technical staff and additional equipment up to eight inputs and two monitors $100
  • further requirements can be negotiated

Projector and Screen – $25

Kitchen – $25
Kitchen must be booked for those events in which a meal is being prepared.
Includes use of all kitchen equipment, food preparation time prior to event.
Preparation time must be arranged at time of booking.

Optional Theatre Clean-up Main Floor After an Event – $50

Decorating Time – No Charge
Conditions:  Must not conflict with regular scheduled Theatre events. Must be arranged at time of booking.  Decorations are
responsibility of renter.


Second Floor:

Basic Rent A – $350

  • four hours rental time
  • does include Stage lights
  • does not include sound
  • does not include technician time

Basic Rent B – $500

  • two hours of performance time plus intermission
  • includes sound and/or lights
  • technician time
  • sound check  (starting three hours before performance)
  • use of dressing room
  • ushers
  • front of house and merchandise sales by arrangement
  • promotion on theatre website, Facebook page, and display sign

Additional Performance Time:

  • Hourly rate $100

Advance Sound Check – $80

FIND US

Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre and Cultural Centre

12390 Hwy. 224,
Middle Musquodoboit,
Nova Scotia B0N 1X0

Tel: 902.384.2819
[email protected]

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