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Theatre Rental Grants 2018/2019 Applications Open Friday

Friday, September 29, 2017 1:03 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

The Theatre Rental Grant (TRG) program offers financial assistance to arts and cultural organizations to use and produce a cultural event in well-equipped venues. Vancouver-based, professional, non-profit arts and cultural organizations may apply to rent the centrally-located  Vancouver Civic Theatres.

Eligible organizations may apply for this grant to rent:

Open: Friday, September 29, 2017
Close: Wednesday, November 1, 2017

For more information on eligiblity, guidelines and how to apply, read the Theatre Rental Grant Information Guide. Please contact staff well in advance of the deadlines for any questions.


Your organization must be: 

  • A Vancouver-based professional, non-profit, arts or cultural organization
  • Have been in operation with non-profit status for 1 year
  • Be mandated to present, produce, create, or develop arts and cultural work in Vancouver
  • Be actively promoting events to a city-wide audience

The grant will cover:

  • Venue Rental
  • Most venue fees, including some theatre technicians
  • Front-of-house staffing for performances
  • Technical and rehearsal days

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.