The MAI theatre


– Dimensions (see PLANS tab)
– Grid height: 12 ft 6 in
– Maximum capacity: 139 people
– WI-FI Internet access
– Dressing rooms and washrooms

Dressing rooms
– 1 four-person dressing room with shower
– 1 three-person dressing room with shower

Configurations and capacity
The MAI theatre has several possible configurations. With its normal configuration, the theatre has a capacity of 82 seated places. It is possible to make a configuration change, however, this results in additional costs to be determined by the Technical Director.

How to Contact Us
Rental requests for the theater must be received at least 3 months before the event.

In order for us to adequately fulfill your needs, please write us an e-mail mentioning:
• A brief description of your project
• Required times (including set-up and strike, rehearsals and/or dress rehearsals, the number of performances, etc. )
• An overview of your production schedule (if available)
• The number of people involved during production (artist(s), technical personnel, others)
• Your technical requirements

All the requests are carefully considered based on the availability of our spaces and the technical requirements of the project.

For more information or to book a tour of the facility, please contact us: 514-982-1812 or email

1 to 3 day rental including a performance (7 hours per day) $425/day*
4 to 10 day rental including a performance (7 hours per day) $375/day*
Rental of more than 10 days including a performance (7 hours per day) $350/jour*
Additional performance within the same day (5 hours) $250*
Day of set-up or dismantling (7 hours per day) $250/day *
Additional rental hours (beyond 7 hours) $35/hour*
Technician (minimum call 4 hours) $25/hour*
Sound engineer (minimum call 4 hours) $25/hour*
Light or sound technician (rate per performance) $150*
Café-bar personnel (minimum call 3 hours) $15/hour*
Box office agent (minimum call 3 hours) $15/hour*
Security for equipment (minimum call 4 hours) $25/hour*
Cab fare for Café-bar personnel after midnight $20/person
Ticket printing $1.50/ticket
Service charges for Interac and credit card machine 3% of sales*
2300 – 4000 Lumens video projector rental $50/day*
5000 Lumens video projector rental $75/day*

*Please note that taxes are not included in the prices quoted above

Rental rates (PDF format)

Theatre rental for a performance includes the services of a staff person who is responsible for opening and closing the space as well as overall supervision and security for a period of 7 hours and a staff person for the café/bar, serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, for a period of 5 hours (including 1 hour for the preparation and 1 hour for the closing). Box office services, stage management and coat check in the café are not included in the set price. Box office services can be added with various options upon request (see rates above). This service includes box office hours at the door on the night of each performance, and by telephone during the MAI’s regular box office hours (additional fees may apply based on the number of tickets printed and sold).

Days for load-in and strike include the services of one technician.

The rental space includes (depending on availability) the equipment mentioned in the Technical Rider. Any technical set-up necessitates the presence of one or more technicians at the rate mentioned above.

For more information or to book a tour of the facility, please contact us:
514-982-1812 or email

Technical rider (PDF format)
Theatre plan (PDF format)
Theatre plan, east wall (PDF format)
Theatre plan, west wall (PDF format)
Theatre plan in AutoCAD (DWG format)

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