Technical and Rental info

The Norman Rothstein Theatre is a fully equipped 318-seat performance venue. The Theatre features a complete sound and lighting system, a full-size movie screen and commercial projector, Dance floor and a Steinway 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.

For commercial and non-profit rental rates and additional labour rates please call 604.257.5111 x 235 or click below on "Rental Rates"

Rent can be paid in 2 deposits. The first deposit (50% of the rent) is due upon signing the contract. The second deposit (the remainder of the rent) is due a minimum of one month prior to your rental. You will be invoiced after your event for all other charges (equipment rental, staffing charges, Venue Improvement Fee etc). A labour deposit may be requested


Ticket Sales: The JCC Reception Desk can sell advance tickets on your behalf (make arrangements with Theatre Assistant). The JCC places a surcharge of $2.50 + GST on each ticket sold at the Reception Desk for handling and processing. This surcharge can be built into or added to your ticket price. Note: This surcharge is not the NRT Venue Improvement Fee.


You have the opportunity to run your own concession service. All food must be vegetarian and must stay within the NRT Lobby area. If you are selling alcohol you must obtain a Special Occasion License (available at BC Liquor Stores). If you are running a concession you must have the permission of the AMD as other restrictions may apply.


A Certificate of Insurance must be provided to the NRT prior to your event ($2 000 000). If you do not have coverage the NRT can provide you coverage in conjunction with Speirs and Co. Limited Insurance at a rate of $75 + GST per day. If you do not provide proof of insurance prior to your event you will be charged the NRT Insurance on your Final Invoice.


A limited number of parking passes are made available to Show-related vehicles on your rental day. There is a large, well-lit pay-parking lot located on the East side of the building and ample free street parking around the Facility.

Venue Improvement Fee

There is a $1.50 per ticket (+ GST) charge on every ticket sold for your event.

Hydro Surcharge

A Hydro Surcharge of 3% of your Theatre Rent (net basic rent only) will be charged on Final Invoice.

Equipment Rates

Additional Equipment Costs (GST is applicable to all prices)

  • Dance Floor
    $55 (includes tape)
  • Steinway Grand Piano
    (6 1/2 Foot 3/4 Steinway Grand 'A')
    $200 (incl. 1 tuning) Additional tuning: $130
  • A/V Video Projector
    $270 (VHS / DVD / PPT)
  • Acoustic Shell
    $105 (incl. placement & use)
  • Wireless Microphones
    Please contact the technical director for inventory
  • DF-50 Hazer
    $55.00 per day