EVENTS | CHUTZPAH
FESTIVAL | RENTAL
The Norman Rothstein Theatre is a fully equipped 318-seat performance
venue. The Theatre features a complete sound and lighting system, an acoustic
shell, a full-size movie screen and commercial projector, dance floor
and a grand piano. Located in the heart of the beautiful Jewish Community
Centre of Greater Vancouver, the facility is wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned
and has onsite parking available. The Norman Rothstein Theatre is committed
to the support of live performance, the development of new audiences and
the extension of community that art creates.
The theatre was created
to enhance the cultural life of both the Jewish and General Communities.
We are committed to presenting, producing and promoting professional and
innovative community-based programming that:
- supports both
established and emerging artists
- entertains, inspires,
educates and enriches its audiences
- promotes communication
and understanding between Jewish and non-Jewish communities
FACT: The NRT is open on Fridays and Saturdays
FACT: The NRT is located in the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
(JCCGV) with an annual foot traffic of over 850 000 people
FACT: The NRT has Non-Profit rates and weekly rates available
FACT: The NRT can help with in-House marketing support
FACT: The NRT has a parking lot (passes available for renters)
FACT: The NRT is on 3 major bus routes (on 41st between Cambie & Oak)
FACT: The NRT has had a major Sound Upgrade
FACT: The NRT has a full lighting House Hang that can be altered to meet
FACT: The NRT has a full-size movie screen and commercial projector
FACT: The NRT has a professional Dance Floor
FACT: The NRT has a Steinway Grand Piano
FACT: The NRT has an Acoustic Shell
FACT: The NRT has 2 large private dressing rooms equipped with showers
available for your use (can comfortably accommodate 30 people)
FACT: The NRT can sell tickets on your behalf through the JCCGV Front
FACT: The NRT Technical Director is available to assist you in Production
scheduling and Technical consultations.
The Norman Rothstein
Theatre is available for single day or multi-week long rentals. We
are happy to offer discounted rental rates for non-profit organizations.
The Norman Rothstein Theatre is pleased to provide professional and knowledgeable
staff for your events.
Mary-Louise Albert brings together her history as a professional dancer,
her education in Business and her commitment to the Jewish and Artistic
community to the programming and integrity of the Norman Rothstein Theatre
and Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts Festival.
The Norman Rothstein
Theatre Rentals Coordinator acts as a liaison between the rental
client, the JCCGV, the Technical Director at the initial stages and the
Front of House and will assist you in any way she can from your initial
questions before you book right through until your final invoice has been
The Norman Rothstein
Theatre's Technical Director is available for consultation before
your event to make arrangements for your technical needs. He will assist
you in scheduling your load-in and strike days and can give you an estimate
on your labour and equipment costs.
The Norman Rothstein
Theatre uses a regular roster of skilled and experienced Technicians
who will be working with you during your event. The NRT is happy to
include a Technician for 4 hours per day in your contract.
There will be a Front
of House Manager available during your event to assist with any audience
concerns or questions and will generally help in any way they can. The
NRT is happy to include the House Manager for 4 hours per day in your
Although the NRT does not operate an official Box Office, we can offer
our clients the opportunity to sell tickets at the JCCGV front Reception
desk. The JCCGV Reception has extended hours and users of the facility
are comfortable with purchasing tickets to NRT events there. They can
take payments in cash, debit, credit card or cheque.
The Norman Rothstein Theatre lobby is an intimate gathering place adorned
with original art that is a welcoming environment for your audience. The
JCCGV in-house café Nava Creative Cuisine can be open during intermission
or cater any pre or post-show receptions.
A Certificate of Insurance must be provided to the NRT in advance of the
event. This should include a minimum of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000.00)
inclusive limit bodily injury/property damage. If you do not have coverage
we can provide an insurance Plan in conjunctions with Speirs & Co.
Limited Insurance Brokers for the low rate of $65 + GST per day.
is to the rear of the house via the east entrance to the building or the
stage via the loading ramp. Washrooms are accessible but are located in
other parts of the building. Dressing rooms are not wheelchair accessible.
Paid parking is available in the lot to the east of the building ($3 per
3 hours). The lot is well lit and has 200 spaces plus 6 reserved for handicap
use. There is limited street parking on 41st Avenue. A limited number
of parking passes are available to show related vehicles.
A a 50% deposit of the Basic Rent is due at the time of booking (see above)
and the balance is due two weeks prior to the event.
If notice is given, in writing, no less than 180 days before the contracted
date(s), the deposit, with the exception of $ 100 non-refundable administration
fee will be returned. If a 180 day notice of cancellation has not been
received then the said deposit in advance shall be forfeited and the User
Group will remain liable for the remainder of the Basic Rent.
INFORMATION ON BOOKING THE NRT
Please contact Sara McLaren at (604) 257-5111 ext. 293; firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Artistic
Director Mary-Louise Albert at (604) 257-5111 ext. 235; email@example.com,
about an upcoming project that you would be interested in co-producing
with the Norman Rothstein Theatre and more details about how the NRT can
help your organization have a successful show.
If you would like your event to be followed by a reception in another
room at the JCC please contact Alexis Doctor at 604.257.5111 ext. 225
for a price list and availability.