The following information should be used as a guideline only. The VEC endeavours to be as accommodating as possible and will treat each rental on an individual basis. Please contact us directly to find out more information and/or to set up an in-person meeting to discuss details and ideas.

Base Evening Rental Rates

EveningRental Rates
   Sunday   $  375 plus GST
   Monday   $  325 plus GST
   Tuesday   $  375 plus GST
   Wednesday   $  375 plus GST
   Thursday   $  480 plus GST
    Friday   $  785 plus GST
    Saturday   $  785 plus GST

Day Time Rentals

The VEC has day rentals available for both the main stage area and the Dandy Lion Cafe. Please contact us directly to find out more information.

What we offer:

  • 19 years of supporting the arts and marginalized communities as a non-profit! Local art on the walls and emerging artists frequent our stage.
  • A welcoming space with inclusive values. Our staff are trained in cultivating safe spaces, there’s gender-neutral and accessible washrooms, and an elevator to come.
  • Lots of bright, open space in the cafe and access to a stage to test ideas, host events and explore creative projects.
  • Professional baristas serving affordable locally-sourced food & drink with gluten-free and vegan-friendly options.

Discounts for Non-Profits and Small Arts Groups

The VEC will offer discounts to non-profit and small arts groups where/when possible. Each month, there is a certain amount of in-kind sponsorship dollars allotted for this purpose. Please ask if you qualify for this discount. The discount may range from 5-20% OFF of the base rental costs (noted above).

Special Rates and Packages are available for:

  • Non-profit societies
  • Events or shows that run multiple days/nights
  • People/organizations that would like to book a series of dates throughout the year

Included in the Base Rental Rate:

  • Use of the VEC venue (including main space and green room)
  • Use of the PA system
  • Use of the theatre lighting and dance floor lighting
  • Self-serve Coat Check
  • Self-serve Concession
  • Bar Service and Staff
  • Use of VEC equipment including tables and chairs (see Equipment list)
  • Support of VEC’s staff to build a successful show/event
  • Basic Promotion of show/event.  For further info on Paid Promo Packages click here.

NOT Included in the Base Rental Cost:

  • Door & Coat Check Staff – Rate is $15/hr if needed
  • Sound/Light Technician – $40 for the first hour and 20/hour after that – OR you can provide your own qualified tech
  • Insurance (optional, with the occasion of sometimes being required)
  • Cleaning: $50 Flat Fee
  • Use of LCD Projector: $20 Flat Fee
  • Laptops/Ipods to play music and images: bring your own device (Mac or PC) to plug into our system