Booking Inquiries

Rental Rates:

Malaspina Theatre (includes lobby and stage)

  • Non-profit and community groups

  • Corporate events

 $300/day

 $500/day

Malaspina Theatre (lobby only)

  • Non-profit, community, or corporate

 $250/day

Mike Taugher Studio (building 330, room 109)

  • Rehearsal rate

  • Performance rate

$15/hour

$150/day

Technicians:

    • A minimum of one student technician is required during every rental, but typically events require two technicians.
    • If you have a large load-in, require lights and sound simultaneously, food being served, or are renting after 5 p.m., the second technician will be designated to support your event.
    • Minimum wage/hour per technician will be charged.
    • Minimum 4 hour shift is required for each technician.

Front of House (FOH):

    • Required for public performance portions of the rental.
    • Minimum wage/hour per technician will be charged.
    • Minimum 4 hour shift is required for each technician.

Severe Weather Closures:

Please note that if VIU Nanaimo campus is closed due to severe weather, bookings in the Malaspina Theatre and Mike Taugher Studio will not be held as scheduled. Please see VIU's Severe Weather page at https://adm.viu.ca/severe-weather for procedures.  In the event of severe weather conditions, both internal and external rental groups should check for official notices about possible campus closure.  The Theatre Department will endeavour to work with event organisers to re-schedule any affected bookings.

Contact Info:

Malaspina Theatre Manager: Eliza Gardiner
Phone: 250-740-6386, Local 6386
E-mail: Eliza.Gardiner@viu.ca

Technical Director: Robin Boxwell
Phone: 250-740-6571
E-mail: Robin.Boxwell@viu.ca

Mailing Address:

Malaspina Theatre
Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo B.C.
V9R 5S5

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