Are you looking for a versatile space that can be used for your next rehearsal, workshop, meeting, or auditions? Located in the bustling arts community of Granville Island, CTYP has three vibrant rehearsal studios available for community rentals.
An amazing location in a fantastic setting, plenty of natural light, hardwood flooring and affordable rates makes this facility a great asset for arts and community groups, as well as emerging artists.
General Amenities: Wifi, Kitchenette, Chairs/tables, Hardwood floors, Acoustic paneling, Convenient location on Granville Island
Carousel Theatre for Young People also manages The Waterfront Theatre on behalf of the Granville Island Theatre District.
* A one time COVID-19 cleaning fee of $70 will be applied to all bookings*
The Waterfront Theatre
The Waterfront Theatre is a family-accessible performance venue on Granville Island. A professional, proscenium theatre with 224 seats, it is a wonderful creative space for live theatre, festivals, concerts, recitals and speaker events. The Waterfront Theatre is available for weekly and daily rentals, with priority given to weekly rentals. Non-Profit and Emerging Artist rates are available for eligible groups. Generally the venue is very booked September to May each year. Best availability is usually in January, June, July and August. The Waterfront Theatre is managed by Carousel Theatre for Young People on behalf of the Granville Island Theatre District. For more information email culturalconcierge[at]gitd.ca or call 236-455-8033
This studio features a hardwood sprung floor, acoustic paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows, and is equipped with an upright Yamaha piano, 25 folding chairs and 4 6ft tables. For bookings please email rentals[at]carouseltheatre.ca or call (604) 669-3410 ext 901
This studio features acoustic paneling and hardwood floors. It is outfitted with 20 folding chairs and 2 6ft tables, as well as a Roland F120 Digital Piano. A great studio for rehearsals for smaller casts, auditions, classes and workshops. Note: Studio B is located upstairs and is not wheelchair accessible at this time. Studio B also has a waiting lounge that can be booked exclusively with your rental for an additional fee. For bookings please email rentals[at]carouseltheatre.ca or call (604) 669-3410 ext 901
This studio features acoustic paneling and hardwood floors. A popular space for auditions, classes and meetings. It is outfitted with 16 folding chairs and 2 4ft tables. For bookings please email rentals[at]carouseltheatre.ca or call (604) 669-3410 ext 901
Studio B - Waiting Lounge
A $25 flat fee allows the Studio B renter EXCLUSIVE access to the adjacent Studio B Waiting Lounge. Use this space as a holding area for your auditions, or a green room for your rehearsal. For bookings please email rentals[at]carouseltheatre.ca or call (604) 669-3410 ext 901
Do you offer discounted rates for Theatre, Arts or non-profit organizations?
Yes, we do offer special discounted rates for non-profit organisations and other theatre and arts organisations. Registered non-profit organizations, theatre industry members (ie. CAEA, PACT, ADC, GVPTA), and theatre and arts rentals have access to reduced rates. Theatre and arts rentals are defined by groups and individuals renting the space for rehearsals, auditions, readings, production meetings, and other non-commercial ventures. Events, workshops, classes, etc. that charge any kind of fee, admission or tuition are not eligible for the Theatre, Arts and Non-Profit rate.
How do I know if I need to pay the commercial rate?
Commercial rates apply to all groups, organizations and individuals to whom the above categories do not apply. This includes any events, workshops, classes, etc. that charge any kind of fee, admission or tuition, even if the renter otherwise qualifies for the categories above.
What is the Seedlings Rate?
Seedlings is a sub-category of Theatre, Arts and Non-Profit rate which has access to a further reduced rates. Eligibility Criteria must be registered CAEA co-ops and/or companies who have been registered as a non-profit society for 3 years or less. Please note that the Seedlings Rate is only available in July, August and December. For more info and to learn about these special rates please email rentals[at]carouseltheatre.ca
Can I use your studios as a theatre performance venue?
With the exception of CTYP’s participation as a Satellite Venue at the Vancouver Fringe Festival each September, our studios/rehearsal halls are not equipped/available for performance rentals. The Waterfront Theatre (224 seats) is ideal for a family accessible performance venue.