Rates and Services

Royal Theatre

Commercial Building Rates

The following rates will be applied to commercial presenters who do not fall under the non-profit or education categories.

Performance Day (six hour time block):
Full House (1416) - $2060.00 vs. 10% of box office sales net of box office service charges and GST-Capped at $7200.00

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Performance Day (beyond the six hour time block) - $175.00 per hour
Non Performance Day - $1442.00 vs. $175.00 per hour, which ever is greater

Non-Profit Building Rates

The following rates will be applied to local non-profit organizations that supply the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society with a copy of the their Certificate of Incorporation under the BC society Act. Organizations must be located within the geographic perimeters of the Capital Regional District.

Performance Day (six hour time block):
Full House (1416 seats) - $1690.00

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Performance Day (beyond the six hour time block) - $91.00 per hour
Non Performance Day - $706.00 vs. $91.00 per hour, which ever is greater

Education Building Rates

The Education rate structure is defined as any registered publicly or privately operated educational organization that operates within the geographic perimeters of the Capital Regional District. This category allows for a full day rate on performance days up to a sixteen hour working period.

Performance Day:
Full House (1416 seats) - $1427.00 flat

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Non Performance Day - $706.00
Production Overtime Hours (beyond the eight hour time block): $91.00 per hour


McPherson Playhouse

Commercial Building Rates

The following rates will be applied to commercial presenters who do not fall under the non-profit or education categories.

Performance Day (six hour time block):
Full House (772 seats) - $990.00 vs. 10% of box office sales net of box office service charges and GST-Capped at $3600.00
Main Floor Only (385 seats) - $705.00 vs. 10% of box office sales net of box office service charges and GST

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Performance Day (beyond the six hour time block) - $99.00 per hour
Non Performance Day - $990.00 vs. $99.00 per hour, whichever is greater

Non-Profit Building Rates

The following rates will be applied to local non-profit organizations that supply the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society with a copy of the their Certificate of Incorporation under the BC society Act. Organizations must be located within the geographic perimeters of the Capital Regional District.

Performance Day (six hour time block):
Full House (772 seats) - $965.00
Main Floor Only (385 seats) - $675.00

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Performance Day (beyond the six hour time block) - $50.50 per hour
Non Performance Day - $505.00 vs. $50.50 per hour, whichever is greater

Education Building Rates

The Education rate structure is defined as any registered publicly or privately operated educational organization that operates within the geographic perimeters of the Capital Regional District. This category allows for a full day rate on performance days up to a sixteen hour working period.

Performance Day:
Full House (772 seats) - $788.00
Main Floor Only (385 seats) - $598.00

Technical/Rehearsal Times:
Non Performance Day - $433.00
Production Overtime Hours (beyond the eight hour time block): $51.00 per hour


Rental Information

LABOUR RATES

The Licensee will pay all labour charges. The Royal & McPherson Society stage crew and front-of-house staff are governed by I.A.T.S.E. Local 168, Vancouver Island. Staff requirements will be determined and scheduled by the Royal & McPherson Theatres Society. Labour will be charged as per the collective agreement at the time of occupancy. Minimum four hour call. Below are the rates for 2014:

Stage Crew

Crew Chief/Department Head: $49.90 per hour
Assistant Sound and Wardrobe: $37.15 per hour
Operator: $36.10 per hour
Loader: $33.00 per hour
Grip: $31.60 per hour

Front of House Staff

Manager/Supervisor: $47.30 per hour
Usher: $21.50 per hour
Merchandiser: $21.50 per hour

BOX OFFICE CHARGES

A transaction service charge will be added to the face price of each ticket. This charge covers the cost of the Building Improvement Fund, ticket stock, and ticket handling. This service charge is based on the highest adult ticket price. The transaction service charge will be applied as follows:

  • Tickets valued at $21.75 and less: $3.50 will be added to the base price of the ticket.
  • Tickets valued at $22.00 to $29.75: $5.00 will be added to the base price of the ticket
  • Tickets valued at $30.00 to $49.75: $7.50 will be added to the base price of the ticket.
  • Tickets valued at $50.00 to $99.75: $8.00 will be added to the base price of the ticket.
  • Tickets valued at $100.00 and more: $9.00 will be added to the base price of the ticket.

The RMTS Box Office charges the following fees to the customer based on how they are purchasing:
Phone order - $1.50 per ticket
Mail order - $2.50 per order
Web order - $3.00 per order

The RMTS offers the following optional services:
Poster distribution - please contact our Administrative Assistant for prices.
E-Blast to our RMTS OnStage Subscribers. The cost for this is $150.00. The RMTS will create the e-blast and send it out to our OnStage members who have opted-in to receive presale or special promotions from the RMTS.


Services

Royal Theatre Services

Seating Capacity

Main Floor: 726 (681 with full orchestra pit)
Wheelchairs: 10
Loges: 24
Box Seats: 14
Lower Balcony: 198
Upper Balcony: 444
Total Capacity: 1416 (1371 with full orchestra pit)

Royal Theatre Seating Map in PDF Form

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher in order to open the seating maps. Please click here if you would like to download this free program.

Seating Holds

  • The RMTS holds 14 house seats, plus 14 seats in reserve
  • Use of the full orchestra pit requires the removal of 45 seats (main floor rows AA & BB)
  • Use of a rental or touring sound system normally requires 14 holds near the stage for obstructed sightlines, and 20 seats (back of main floor, centre) for production equipment
  • Additional holds must be arranged for video camera positions, etc.
  • Wheelchair areas (back of the main floor, left and right) are not available for production equipment.

Configuration

  • Proscenium Theatre, conventional seating, four aisles
  • One balcony, six loges at the front of the balcony, two side boxes at balcony level
  • Wheelchair seating at the back of the main floor only, left and right sections

Box Office

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from two hours prior to any performance until one half hour after show time. Tickets for the Royal Theatre are also sold at the McPherson Playhouse box office.

Front of House Staff

Box office attendants, ushers, ticket takers, concessionaires, bartenders and coat check attendants are provided. Merchandise sellers and security personnel are available by arrangement.

Normal Performance Times

2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Normal Length of Intermission

20 minutes

Front of House Equipment

  • 1 – 42” plasma monitor for latecomers and/or presentations
  • 1 – Portable display board, lights 9’4”W x 6’4”H (2.84 x 1.93m)
  • 1 – Fixed display board 17’10”W x 3’9”H (5.45 x 1.15m), located in west lobby
  • 3 – Folding display easels
  • 5 – 8’ (2.44m) folding tables
  • 2 – 6 (1.8m) folding tables
  • Tablecloths, skirting – Billed back to user
  • 1 – Blonde oak finish lectern – shared with stage
  • 3 – Portable PA systems
  • Sennheiser infrared hearing assistance system, 20 headset receivers
  • Lobby public address system – includes paging, mic, recall bells, CD player
  • Emergency paging system

Services

McPherson Playhouse Services

Seating Capacity

Main Floor: 373
Wheelchair: 12 – 4 of these seats are blocked off as technical holds.
Box Seats: 24
Lower Balcony: 155
Upper Balcony: 208
Total Capacity: 772

McPherson Playhouse Seating Map in PDF Form

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher in order to open the seating maps. Please click here if you would like to download this free program.

Seating Holds

  • The RMTS holds 12 house seats.
  • The use of the full orchestra pit requires the removal of 41 seats (main floor rows AA & BB)
  • Wheelchair positions are at the rear of the main floor
  • Use of a rental or touring sound system normally requires 24 holds near the stage for obstructed sightlines, and 10 seats (back of main floor, centre) for production equipment
  • Seating holds must be arranged if any additional positions for video cameras, etc. are required

Configuration

  • Proscenium theatre
  • Single balcony plus two side boxes
  • Conventional seating

Sightline Impediments

A total of 15 balcony seats and 12 of the box seats are sold as "restricted view" for all events. Sightlines may also be affected by the placement of touring or rental P.A. speakers or other equipment. Contact the theatre for details, and to arrange for additional sightline holds.

Production Position

Located at the rear of the main floor, an area 5’ x 10’ (1.5 x 3m) is available for touring and rental equipment by the removal of temporary seating. Alternatively, gear may be set up over fixed seating in this area, using a production table provided by the venue. Contact the theatre well in advance if any production space may be required as ticketing will be affected.

Box Office

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from two hours prior to any performance until one half hour after show time. Tickets for the McPherson Playhouse are also sold at the Royal Theatre Box Office.

Front of House Staff

Box office attendants, ushers, ticket takers, concessionaires, bartenders and coat check attendants are provided. Merchandise sellers and security personnel are available by arrangement.

Normal Performance Times

2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Normal Length of Intermission

20 minutes

Front of House Equipment

  • 1 – 27" colour monitor and VCR for latecomers and/or presentations
  • 1 – Portable display board 9'4"W x 6'4"H (2.84 x 1.93m)
  • 2 – Display easels
  • 9 – 10' (3m) tables
  • 2 – 8' (2.44m) tables
  • 2 – 6’ (1.8m) tables
  • Tablecloths, skirting – Billed back to user
  • 1 – Blonde oak finish lectern – shared with stage
  • Sennheiser infrared hearing assistance system

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