General Rental Information & Form
Availability for shows and performances: Events requiring both Front of House (auditorium and lobby areas) and Back of House (dressing room areas and rooms) have the following availability: September to May (Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) and June to August (any day of the week). CLICK HERE for availability calendar.
Availability for events requiring only the front of house: Events requiring only the Front of House (auditorium and lobby areas) can be hosted on Sundays with load-in no earlier than 3pm in addition to Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. CLICK HERE for availability calendar.
Availability for Front of House (auditorium and lobby areas only) during business hours (9am - 5pm): Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Discounted rate applies. ***Fridays are available for events that end by 4pm and the "date unavailable" may be ignored in the calendar. CLICK HERE for availability calendar.
Discounted rental fee: For local businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations, we offer a discounted rental rate for your company meetings, graduation ceremonies, and events.
Commercial Production Rental Rate: $10,500 is the base rate for the rental day (8:00am to 11:59pm). Labour is extra and not included in the rental rate (security, first-aid, ushers, stage door, building manager). Beginning January 1, 2021, the base rate will increase to $11,000.
No-Intermission Fee: $500 for performances that don't have an intermission of at least 15 minutes long.
Merchandise Commission (0%): The Centre will not charge a percentage of the gross receipts for the sales of souvenirs, records, CDs/DVDs, clothing, books and/or any other merchandise offered or displayed for sale by the licensee (began October 2019)
Licensee's Insurance - Liability Insurance is mandatory for events and/or activities at The Centre (Westside Church). A minimum coverage limit of $2,000,000 Commercial General Liability insurance against third party claims for bodily injury, death, property, and loss of use must be obtained prior to 30 days of your event. Licensee must provide evidence of insurance, in the form of a Standard Insurance Certificate completed by the insurance company and must be provided before permission will be given for use of our facility. Licensee is free to obtain the required insurance from any insurance company of their choice, provided the coverage obtained meets the minimum insurance requirements.
Parking - There is no parking available on site. Parking required for bus and trucks can be arranged with the City of Vancouver to reserve parking metres on Homer St by using the following link: http://vancouver.ca/streets-
Usage of The Centre (Westside Church) - By renting the Facility to the Licensee, Westside Church in no way relinquishes its right to control the management of the Facility and to enforce all necessary rules and regulations as may be required. Westside Church may use other components of the Facility during the event that does not interfere with the usage by the Licensee.
Operation of Sound and Technical Equipment - Only Westside Church trained and/or XcitePlus Audio/Video technicians shall be allowed to set up, operate and take down equipment in the facility.