YORK THEATRERENTAL RATES
Clients are required to pay for all costs associated with the alteration of the standard setup and, at the conclusion of their rental, for returning the theatre to its neutral state. Rental rates do not included labour costs which are billed at $32/hour for technicians and $22/hour for Front of House staff.
ABOUT THE YORK THEATRE
Located at the corner of East Georgia and Commercial Drive, The York Theatre, most recently known as the Raja Theatre, faced demolition until 2008. As a result of long and hard-fought community action, Wall Financial Corporation and The Cultch formed a partnership, with the support of the City of Vancouver, to save the York Theatre and restore the building.
The York Theatre is being renovated and restored to a LEED Gold Standard. This purpose-built theatre will have 370 seats and will include a fly tower and orchestra pit. Most of the original theatre, built in 1913, remains intact. Additions to the front and south side of the building that were made in the 1960s have been demolished. A new two-story glass lobby will integrate the colourful mosaic finishes inside the building with the street. The exterior of the original theatre will be restored to its 1940s-era art deco finish to reflect a time when the theatre was known as the York Theatre and was the home of the Vancouver Little Theatre. The design by Henriquez Partners Architects will marry the historic with the contemporary.
The York is now under construction with the expectation that it will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2013. The theatre will be operated by The Cultch and be primarily a rental venue used by a variety of arts and community groups for performances and other special events.
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