How to Make Your Rental Successful


West Village Theatre is a great black box theatre that had over $100,000 worth of renovations completed in 2016.

While details about pricingequipment and the plot can easily be found under the Rentals tab, here are a few other things to help your WVT rental go smoothly:

Availability

Be sure to check the availability of WVT by viewing our calendar. The dates you want are available? Get in touch with us to start the conversation!

Location: 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta

Located in the heart of Sunalta, the West Village Theatre is easy to get to by transit, foot, bicycle, and car. A mere 600 metres from the new Sunalta LRT station – getting people to your event has never been easier!

Parking

Speaking of cars – parking at the West Village Theatre can be found along 19 St SW, 11 Ave SW and 12 Ave SW.

Parking in residential lots is explicitly forbidden by West Village Theatre, and may result in your vehicle being towed. Be aware of parking signs and time limits!

You can also refer patrons to our Parking page.

Entrance / Accessibility

The entrance to West Village Theatre is located in the alley, right off 19 St SW – look for the lit red canopy and come inside! West Village Theatre is wheelchair and impaired mobility accessible, outfitted with multiple ramps.

Insurance

Renters are required to purchase event insurance – for more information please refer to the Technical & Rental Package found here.

Lobby / Box Office / Bar / Washrooms

West Village Theatre is a CASH ONLY VENUE.

Upon entering West Village Theatre, you’ll find immediate access to two washrooms in the entry hallway. Come farther in, and see the lobby to your left that contains a box office perfect for at the door sales and will-call. After patrons pick up their tickets, they can grab a drink at the bar.  Stocked with beverages, spirits, beer, ciders, and snacks, the bar is available to all renters, and is run by WVT, with all proceeds going to the West Village Theatre. If you are interested in using the bar, please contact us.

Green Room / Booth

Located upstairs, the green room boasts a private washroom with shower, coin operated washer and dryer, ironing board, a makeup table, and costume racks.

The booth has an unimpeded corner view of all things happening in the blackbox, and has a YAMAHA LS9-32 sound board, and lighting board.

Emergency Exits

West Village Theatre has two emergency exits – the alleyway entrance as well as the street door, which is accessed through backstage. Should an emergency occur, renters are asked to direct patrons to a designated meeting place.

Lock the Door

The WVT is equipped with door sensors, cameras and an alarm, however those tools aren’t effective if the door isn’t locked. Renters who forget to lock the door are subject to a $200 fine, in addition to the replacement of any damaged or stolen goods.

Treat the Space Kindly!

West Village Theatre is a small rental theatre, without full time staff. In order to keep rental fees reasonable and the space in good shape for all other renters and residents – please treat the space as your own!  This means tidying up after yourself/ your crew, replacing all tables and chairs to where they were originally, removing all materials, set, etc that you brought in, and not damaging walls, floors, chairs, risers, and equipment.

Things to Inform Your Patrons About

Parking, cash only, no debit!