A World-Class Concert Hall

The Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, which was designed by Artec Consultants Inc., is considered one of the finest concert halls in North America, with exceptional acoustics. The designers created a warm intimate space in harmony with a wide range of technological advances and features.


The concert ceiling canopy may be raised or lowered; the orchestra pit lifts (which usually hold seats) may be used to extend the stage into the audience chamber; 14 large moveable panels may be used to create an orchestra shell; and draperies covering the inner walls may be used to soften or enliven the sound. See our Technical Information for a full description of our sound, light, and stage inventory.

In addition to these theatre configuration and acoustic variables, the Auditorium maintains state-of-the-art equipment to fulfill the range of requirements of local presenters and large touring companies. The stage can also become an intimate cabaret set up called the "Stage Door", with tables and seating on the stage itself.  

The Auditorium seats 1497 on three levels; orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. Included in this seating are two levels of loges along the sides of the auditorium. See our Seating Chart for further information on our seating map.

Rental Rates

The use of the Auditorium is based on "rent plus expenses":


Commercial Rental Rates (as of September 1, 2021)


10% of gross receipts vs. minimum of


Extra Day Rehearsal*



Non Profit Rental Rates (as of September 1, 2021)


10% of gross receipts vs. minimum of...


Monday to Thursday (Day)


Monday to Thursday (Evening)


Monday to Thursday (All Day)


Friday to Sunday (Day)


Friday to Sunday (Evening)


Friday to Sunday (All Day)


Extra Day Rehearsal*


Other Expenses (as of September 1, 2021)


Technical Stage Hands


Dept Heads


Asst Heads




Front of House (Ushers, Ticket Takers)




Box Office

6% of gross ticket revenue

Credit Card Charge

3.5% of Visa, Mastercard, and Debit Card

Capital Reserve Fund

$2.00 per ticket sold




Grand Piano Rental


Piano Tuning


Super Trouper Follow Spot


Fog Machine



Music Performance Rights Fees



(as per tariffs in effect - 3% of net receipts)


Other Considerations



50% of Base Rent


20% of Gross


All rent and expenses subject to GST (except Credit Card)


Each performance to include 20 minute Intermission (Subject to penalty of $500)

*Extra Day Rehearsal

Each performance is allowed one same day rehearsal without rental charge.


Note: The Auditorium's Manager may change, alter, amend or cancel any or all of the articles and/or sections of the Rental Rate Structure and/or the Operating Policy Manual as it affects an individual license.