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Theatre

Located at 43 Gerrard St. East, the Ryerson Theatre is a multifunctional venue that can accommodate 1,237 audience members. The space is available for rent for a variety of events including live productions, lectures, product launches, convocations, fashion shows and film shoots.

Rental rates

Please note that prices do not include HST.

Shows $3,600 / day
$1,000 / for each additional show
Lectures $2,150 / 4 hours or less
Cleaning $500 / cleaning
Crew Staffing is provided by the Ryerson Theatre. Our team can provide approximate costing and rates based on your event specifications.

Technical specifications

The Ryerson Theatre has a total capacity of 1,237 people, which is separated into three sections:

  • Orchestra: 823 seats
  • Mezzanine: 140 seats
  • Balcony: 274 seats
Ryerson theatre seating chart
  • Hard proscenium opening: 38’ (width) x 19’10” (height)
  • Soft proscenium opening: 36’ (width) x 17’6” (height)
  • Main curtain to cyc: 28’
  • Fire curtain line to:
    • cyc: 31”
    • upstage wall: 35’
    • apron edge: 6’6”
  • Centre line to:
    • stage left wall: 37’
    • stage right wall: 33’
  • Floor pockets: 25’

The fly system includes:

  • 40 single purchase counterweight lines, each with 1,000 lb. capacity.
  • Pipe lengths are 52’ and can be extended to 60’: ideal drop size to mask when flown out is  44’ (width) x 19’6” (height)

10 music stands with a total of 8 clip-on lights.

  • Direct access to the stage on street level through 7 ft. by 10 ft. double doors off Gerrard Street East.
  • Maximum truck length for direct load-in is 20’ (longer trucks must offload on the street).
  • The City of Toronto’s towing by-law is in effect between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Parking in the loading dock is not permitted.

There are four dressing rooms available at the Ryerson Theatre each with various capacities and features.

Dressing room #1

Capacity: 20 people

  • private lockers
  • lit-mirrors
  • washroom facilities (toilet, sink and shower)
  • laundry facilities (washer and dryer)

Dressing room #2

Capacity: 20 people

  • private lockers
  • washroom facilities (toilet, sink and shower)
  • lit-mirrors

Dressing room #3

Capacity: 6 people

  • lit-mirrors
  • sinks
  • washroom facilities (toilet and sink)

Dressing room #4

Capacity: 6 people

  • lit-mirrors
  • sinks

All lighting positions are hard wired.

Electrical Specifications

Dimmers

  • 58 x 2.4K; 5 - 6K; 2 - ETC sensor racks (24 * 2.4K)
  • 1 ETC sensor rack (24 * 2.4K) in FOH cove position

Circuits

  • 120 total in various locations; telephone plug patch bay
  • SCR dimmers are direct-plug outboard units

Control

  • Electro Controls Celebrity, 48 controllers with 24 sub-master memories and soft patch
  • ETC Insight 2 console, 108 channels

Fixtures

  • 23 source four, 36 degrees, 575 watts with gobo slots  
  • 16 ERS 6x16, 750 watts with gobo slots / 1 ERS 6x22, 750 watts
  • 12 ERS 6x12, 750 watts / 22 ERS 6x9, 750 watts
  • 34 Fresnels (6") 750 watts, 8 barndoors / 15 Fresnels (8") 1K, 4 barndoors
  • 6 Iris 3 cyc lights 1K; Century 2100 watt follow spot

Additional electrical sources

  • 1 x 60 amp, single phase disconnect with cam locks
  • 1 x 100 amp, 3 phase disconnect with cam locks
  • Console: APB Dynasonics Spectra 32 for double cassette and compact disc.
  • Proscenium mounted speakers, left and right and centre cluster front fill (2 Renkus Heinz CTB and 2 Renkus Heinz Subs)
  • Small microphone kit with assorted cables and stands. Monitors include 2 JBL M1631 passive wedges and 6 Renkus Heinz CFX 121M stage monitors.
  • Clearcom 2 channel with master station in sound booth.
  • 7 headsets and 7 beltpacks with several positions throughout the theatre.

Paging to all dressing rooms is available from the stage manager podium, stage right.

The pit is 4'6" below the stage level and 12" below audience level. The pit holds 12 musicians with piano and 18 without piano.

The box office does not handle advance ticket sales.

A maximum of 2 lines, 15 characters per line.

  • Red main curtain on traveler track, permanently fixed on line 2.
  • Black curtain, 2 panels (moveable)
  • White scrim (moveable)
  • Black scrim (moveable)
  • White cyclorama (permanently fixed on line 30)
  • Five sets of velour legs
    • Black: 24' 6" X 15'
    • Black: 24' 6" X 15'
    • Black: 24' 6" X 15'
    • Black: 23' 9" X 15'
    • Midnight Blue: 24' 6" X 10' 6"
  • Six velour borders
    • Red: 47' 6" X 6'
    • Black: 49' X 10'
    • Black: 49' X 10'
    • Black: 49' X 10'
    • Midnight blue: 49' X 9' 8"
    • Black: 41' 6" X 10"

There is a collection of miscellaneous soft goods in storage.

Rear projection screen: 9' x 12' with dress kit (additional charges apply)