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Bert Church LIVE Theatre rentals

Bert Church LIVE Theatre has a variety of spaces available for community events and performances. Rented individually or as part of one of our packages, all spaces are equipped to serve conferences, classes, performances, meetings or reception needs. The facility includes a 377 seat theatre, a modern lobby with bar, complete backstage amenities, an intimate green room and a multi-purpose room. The venue is available to rent on weekends and after 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

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Rental package information

Any event using both the stage and the lobby is considered a full facility event. Each package has been designed to match the most common needs and requests at the theatre. Amenities and extras may be added to a package for an additional fee. 

The following items are required to secure a date at the theatre:

  • signed contract
  • 25 per cent of building fee deposit
  • $500 damage deposit
  • special event liability insurance
Ideal for Dress rehearsal School production Dance recital Award shows Professional presenters
4 hour local rental $918.60 $1,103.60  $1,488.60  $2,248.60  $2,493.60 
8 hour local rental $1,837.20 $2,207.20  $2,592.20  $3,562.20  $3,852.20 
12 hour local rental $2,835.80 $3,325.80  $3,710.80  $4,840.80  $5,130.80 
4 hour non-local rental $1,174.96 $1,359.96  $1,789.96  $2,549.96   $2,794.96
8 hour non-local rental $2,349.92 $2,719.92  $3,149.92  $4,119.92  $4,409.92 
12 hour non-local rental $3,604.88  $4,094.88  $4,524.88  $5,654.88  $5,944.88
In-house sound and lighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Included extras N/A Microphones, direct input and backstage communication system Same as Bronze plus, Gobo, Projector, Hazer Same as Silver plus, Moving Lights All
Lobby Limited Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Green room No No No Yes Yes 
Dressing room Downstairs Downstairs Downstairs


Box office No Yes (extra charges may apply) Yes (extra charges may apply) Yes - full set up Yes - full set up 
Table linens No No No Yes Yes
Merchandise Vendor Fee No No Yes Yes Yes- staffed table
Food and drink permitted No Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Pre-event lobby Set up No No No  Yes Yes
Pre-event stage Set up No No No Yes Yes
Cleaning No No Yes Yes Yes

Rental package staffing levels

Bert Church LIVE Theatre rental packages come with varying levels of City of Airdrie staffing. Required positions that are not filled by City of Airdrie staff are the responsibility of the renter and must be agreed upon in the advancing stage of your event.

Staff Position

Technician - Lighting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technician - Sound Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Technician - Specialized (Stage Manager, Monitor Tech, Stage, Basic A/V, Spot Light Operator) No No No Yes Yes
Customer Service Representative (Box Office) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front Of House Manager No No No Yes Yes
Bartender No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Usher No No No 2 6

Ticketing services

All tickets for events at Bert Church LIVE Theatre must be sold through the in-house ticket system. Tickets are available for sale online at, over the phone at 403.948.8824 or in person at the box office. Standard handling and service fees apply to all tickets. 

There is a one-time, per event ticket set up fee of $50. This fee covers the set up and programming costs for physical tickets, box office support and online ticket sales pages.

Important ticketing information

  • The City is not responsible for the advertising, promotion or the success of the ticket sales for any event.
  • The final revenue remitted equals the base price plus GST times the number of tickets sold. Payment is delivered within four-weeks of the signing of the financial settlement agreement.