Venue Rental

Rent the historic Rapid Fire Exchange for your next event!


Welcome to our theatre, where accessibility is a top priority. We offer full wheelchair accessibility throughout the lobby, theatre, and backstage areas, ensuring everyone can enjoy our performances. Our all-gender restrooms feature eight stalls for your convenience, and we provide a mindfulness/quiet room for those seeking a moment of peace. Backstage, we have a smudging room available for spiritual practices. Located in a walkable neighbourhood with access to major bus routes and a protected bike lane, we also offer over 250 parking spaces less than a 2-minute walk away.


Our theatre is a vibrant hub of activity, with shows lighting up our stage on weekend evenings and workshops running on weeknight evenings. We welcome rental inquiries and strive to accommodate them, even though our busiest times are during these scheduled events. 

Our most available times for rentals are during the daytime on weekdays. 

We encourage you to pitch us your inquiries regardless of the day, as we will do our best to accommodate your needs and find a fitting space for your event.


Our rental costs vary depending on staffing needs, use of the theatre/lobby, and length of rental.

Our starting rate (for non-profit organizations) is $1000 +GST for a 3-hour minimum. 

What’s included in your rental:

The Theatre

  • 150 seat theatre
  • 600 square foot thrust stage
  • Full professional LED lighting
  • Backstage dressing room
  • Backstage bathroom
  • Professional lighting & sound technician provided

The Lobby

  • 2000 square foot lobby
  • Space for 200 standing or 100 seated
  • Bar with beer, wine & cocktails
  • Bartending staff
  • Front of House help available
  • Concession with candy, chips, and snacks
  • Outside catering available
  • Mindfulness/quiet room

Past Clients Include:

Venue Booking Request

  • Contact our event entertainment director with any questions.

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There are many ways to get to the Rapid Fire Exchange, from biking, driving or public transit. You can find a detailed breakdown of all the ways folks can get to our Theatre here.

If your event requires tickets to be sold you are more than welcome to handle that within your own organization, or for an additional fee (starting at $200 + GST) we can handle your ticket sales for you using our own staff/software.

While we don’t have a kitchen or offer food services, you are more than welcome to bring in your own catering. We can provide several tables for your food to be served on. 

Below you’ll find some of our recommended catering options: 

  • Pal’s
    • Great sandwich shop by the Next Act Group right across from the theatre
  • Sugared and Spiced 
    • Small local bakery that makes delicious cookies/deserts, also close to our space
  • Meterra Hotel in-house Catering 
    • Our contact is Pat Smith 
    • Just down Whyte Ave from us, they specialize in small bites and finger foods
  • The Bell in Scona
    • New restaurant where the Bee Bell bakery used to be, they have nice finger foods and veggie platters.

Absolutely! We understand the importance of personalizing your event. You will have access to the venue for setup and decoration before your event. Our team is here to assist you in creating the perfect atmosphere for your special occasion. If you have specific requirements or timelines, let us know, and we’ll ensure everything is set up according to your preferences.

Our preferred hotels are the Metterra Hotel (10454 82 Ave NW) and the Varscona Hotel (8208 106 St). Use the links to access special booking rates for patrons of Rapid Fire Theatre.

You can touch base with our Director of Event Entertainment. They’ll walk you through all the options and make your life easy peasy.