The Faris Family Studio at Scotiabank Dance Centre is a wonderful supportive space for presenting dance. Intimate and flexible, it is a purpose-built, fully-equipped black box theatre with retractable seating, which can be utilized in almost any configuration, from standard theatre seating to in the round or anything in between. Our knowledgeable, helpful staff offer specific expertise in supporting dance companies and artists, and can help you get the maximum out of your budget.
The Faris Family Studio is available for rent for dance performances and production rehearsals, as well as theatre, music, filming, presentations and special events of all kinds.
To enquire about availability and request an estimate: email admin[at]thedancecentre.ca.
Retractable raked seating for 154 people; maximum capacity including performances, volunteers etc is 200.
Windowed control room for sound and lighting equipment.
Dressing room area and washroom backstage, with stairs linking directly to the Birmingham Studio and changing rooms/showers on Levels 3 and 4.
Air conditioning and ceiling fan.
Lobby outside with bar area and fridge, washrooms, elevator. Please note Scotiabank Dance Centre does not have a license for serving alcohol, but renters can obtain a license and run their own bar if desired.
Rentals with technical requirements must liaise with Scotiabank Dance Centre’s Technical Director.
Renters must manage their own ticketing.
Limited marketing support for most public events and performances, including poster display, inclusion on website calendar (dance performances only), inclusion in washroom advertising throughout the building.