Situated on the beautiful East River of Pictou in New Glasgow's downtown core, Glasgow Square Theatre is an ideal location for your next meeting or event. We offer competitive rental rates, full audio and video capabilities, and two beautiful and versatile rental spaces that are perfect for a wide assortment of events. Our flexible spaces can accommodate meetings, training sessions, conferences, receptions, community events, and more.

All rental packages include access to the specified room(s) as your event space, public washrooms, and use of the rotunda and hallway as public spaces. Each rental space is equipped with a projector and screen. Glasgow Square also has a presentation laptop available free of charge on a first-come-first-serve basis; this must be requested in advance.

Our base rental pricing is listed below; please note that every event is different, and these prices do not account for all scenarios. Please fill out our booking request form and a member of our team will be in touch with a rental quote tailored to the specifcs of your event.

 

1. Entire Facility Rental

This rental package includes full access to the entire building as an event space, including the main theatre and stage, green room, dressing rooms, and lobby area. Please note that this does not include the use of the outdoor stage or the parking lot as an event space.

Rental Duration

Rental Fee

Per Hour

8 Hour Rental

800.00

100.00

3-Day Rental – 18 hours (see note)      

1,600.00

88.89

Additional Hours

100.00

100.00

 

NOTE: The 3-Day Rental package, popular with weddings and other large-scale events, consists of 18 hours over three days, typically a weekend:

  • 8 hours on Day 1
  • 8 hours on Day 2
  • 2 hours on Day 3

*** Additional hours may only be added to an existing base rental, and must be requested in advance.

2. Entire Facility with Outdoor Amphitheatre

This rental package includes full access to the entire building and parking lot as an event space, including the main theatre as an outdoor stage, green room, dressing rooms, and lobby area.

Rental Duration

Rental Fee

Per Hour

8 Hour Rental

1,600.00

200.00

Additional Hours

200.00

200.00

*** Additional hours may only be added to an existing base rental, and must be requested in advance.

3. Main Theatre Only

This rental package includes access to the main theatre and indoor stage only as a meeting or event space.

Rental Duration

Rental Fee

Per Hour

8 Hour Rental

700.00

87.50

3-Hour Rental    

300.00

100.00

Additional Hours

80.00

80.00

*** Additional hours may only be added to an existing base rental, and must be requested in advance.

4. Green Room Only

This rental package includes access to the green room only as a meeting or event space.

Rental Duration

Rental Fee

Per Hour

8 Hour Rental

300.00

37.50

3-Hour Rental    

150.00

50.00

Additional Hours

30.00

30.00

*** Additional hours may only be added to an existing base rental, and must be requested in advance.


Additional Services

  • Basic Sound and Lighting with Technician - $250.00
  • Risers for Tiered Seating - $300.00
  • Setup and Custodial Fee – $100.00
  • Bar Service Fee – $100.00 – flat rate for bar service with two bar staff. If gross bar sales are greater than or equal to $300.00, this fee is waived. Glasgow Square retains all revenue from bar sales.
  • Gratuity (Open Bar Only) – 20% of bar sales
  • Security – Priced per event, approximately $20/hour per guard. One guard required per 100 attendees for all events at which alcohol is being served.

Non-Profit Discount: Qualifying non-profit organizations and community groups can receive a 20% discount on their base rental rate. Weddings and other private rentals are not eligible for this discount.

Ticket Sales: Please note that for ticketed events, all tickets must be sold through the Glasgow Square box office.

HST: 15% sales tax is charged on all rental transactions.

To request a booking at Glasgow Square and get a rental quote, please fill out the appropriate form below, and a member of our team will be in touch with a rental quote tailored to the specifcs of your event:

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