Rental Rates


STANDARD RATES

Hourly* MONDAY-THURSDAY $32 +tax
FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY  $45 +tax
Daily MONDAY-THURSDAY $300 +tax
FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY $425 +tax
Weekly MONDAY-SUNDAY $1800 +tax

NFP DISCOUNT

Hourly* MONDAY-THURSDAY $25 +tax
 FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY  $35 +tax
Daily MONDAY-THURSDAY $225 +tax
FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY $300 +tax
Weekly MONDAY-SUNDAY $1300 +tax

*Hourly rates are non-exclusive, meaning the venue must be struck and cleared entirely when you leave the building.

For the Not For Profit Rate, renters are required to submit one of the following:

  • Canadian registered charity name and number
  • A copy of your non-profit society certificate
  • Written confirmation on letterhead from a registered Canadian charity confirming that your event is being presented on their behalf

Rental rates for Studio 1398 can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. For an accurate estimate of total incurred costs for renting the venue, please contact our Production Manager directly with details of your event.

Miles Lavkulich
Production Manager
604-687-3005
email: miles@giculturalsociety.org

INSURANCE

Renters are required to obtain insurance coverage for the rental period including commercial general liability and property damage at limits not less than five million dollars naming Studio 1398 and the Granville Island Cultural Society as additional insured. The renters are welcome to use whichever insurance provider suits their needs.

STAFFING FEES

TECHNICIAN | $31per hour
Renters are required to hire a GICS venue technician for all productions and events requiring the use of technical equipment.

FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF | $21per hour
Renters are required to hire a GICS front of house manager to facilitate the event and supervise whenever public patrons are in attendance.

Premium or extra charges are billed for:
1. Work performed on statutory holidays
2. Work between the hours of midnight and 8am
3. Hours worked after six (6) consecutive day
4. Meal penalties occurring when GICS staff are unable to take a break within a 5 hour period
*Please contact our Production Manager directly if you have any questions regarding the scheduling of staff or extra charges.

THEATRE IMPROVEMENT FEE (TIF) | $0.50 – $1.00 per ticket
A TIF fee is levied on all ticketed productions or events.

For non-ticketed events, a TIF fee is levied on a sliding scale:
$25   = 1-50 patrons
$50   = 51-150 patrons
$100 = 151+ patrons

SOCAN TARIFF
$59.17 +tax = events with music and dancing
$29.56 +tax = events with music only

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada Tariff #8 – Receptions, Conventions, Assemblies and Fashion Shows:  Renters planning on having music at their event must also remit to SOCAN.  This fee will be added to your full rental payment, due 60 days prior to your rental date.

DEPOSITS DUE

STANDARD RATE | $250 per day – or – $750 per week
NFP DISCOUNT| $50 per day – or – $250 per week
Desposits are due at the time of signing the contract and are refunded back to the renter after all financial obligations have been met.  The deposit acts as a retainer for the cost of any loss, damages or extraordinary janitorial costs or staffing charges.

Should cancellation occur after signing the contract, the deposit is forfeited.  Total rent due is payable sixty (60) days prior to the rental date.

CANCELLATION POLICY

120 NOTICE of cancellation must be given in writing or the presenter will be required to pay the full rental rate for the period of the contract.

For further inquiries, please contact
THE GRANVILLE ISLAND CULTURAL SOCIETY
604-687-3005
e: admin@giculturalsociety.org

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