Rent Our Facility

Nestled in the heart of Mohawk College on the Fennell Campus, the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is the second largest theatre in Hamilton and operates year-round serving the Mohawk College community and is available to the external community.

The 1029-seat McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is the ideal venue for Dance, Theatre, Concerts, Recitals, Corporate Events & Conferences, and any other type of event.  The theatre is available to all, including community organizations, individuals, corporate clients, businesses, and commercial promoters. 

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, and all of Mohawk College is fully accessible. We provide wheelchair seating space, entrance ramps, elevators, signage in Braille formats, accessible parking spots and accessible washrooms. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Thats great to hear!  Please Contact Us to see if the date you are looking for is available, and to share some details about your event.

Here are the steps to renting the theatre:

  1. Date Availability Check
    • Check with us to find out about the availability of the dates you want for your event
  2. Rental Estimate
    • Please share as much detail as you can about your event – schedule, technical requirements, FOH requirements so a rental estimate can be generated
  3. Rental Contract
    • Once a rental estimate is agreed upon, a contract is generated for you signature. No date is secure until a contract has been signed.
    • The contract will include details on payments of deposits owed
  4. Event Advance
    • In the months and weeks before your event, members of our Client Service and Technical teams will reach out to discuss the fine details of your rental.  They will finalize the specific details of your event with you, and generally will be on site with you during your event
  5. Event day
    • Will be fantastic and amazing and we will help you to make it a memorable event
  6. Settlement
    • The final financial settlement of your event will be completed after your event is complete and final costs have been compiled

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is available for rentals 7-days a week year-round.  There are some exceptions in late December – early January, and holidays.

We accept general booking requests approx 12-months in advance. Existing rental clients have priority to book their event for the following year before the date is open to general bookings.

There are several periods of peak demand where availability may be more limited:

  • Late November – Late December
  • March – June

There are also several blackout periods where the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre is used exclusively for internal Mohawk College events.

Please contact us to check on the availability of a particular date(s).

The cost to rent the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre varies widely, as no two events require the same thing.

Rental estimates are individually created for each event, and are based on the specific requirements, schedule, and technical details for each event.

Contact Us to arrange an estimate.

Yes.  Liability insurance, and a Certificate of Insurance is a requirement of your rental contract, and can be obtained inexpensively from your insurance provider.  Details of the requirements are listed in your rental contract.

A facility rental of the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre includes use of the 1029-seat Main Auditorium, Greenroom, 2 large dressing rooms and VIP Dressing room, as well as non-exclusive use of the Main Lobby space.

No, we do not inflate our rental rates during high peak times or days, and so do not discount during other time periods.

Yes, you can operate your own box office and ticketing for your event. You will be responsible for all costs associated with ticketing for you event, including box office staff, and any SOCAN or other rights costs that are connected to box office revenue.

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre can provide ticketing and box office services with your rental if requested.  Contact us for details.

Yes, there is opportunity for you to provide your own technical staff or volunteers to augment the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre technical staff.  

However, there is a minimum number of venue technical staff required for your event, and that cost will be reflected on your rental estimate. There are certain systems and equipment that cannot be operated by outside staff or volunteers.

Yes, you can provide the Front of House staffing for your event, including ushers and box office staff. There may be a minimum number of your staff required for Front of House operations. This will be discussed in advance of your rental.

However, there will be a minimum number of venue Front of House Staff required, and that cost will be reflected on your rental estimate.

The McIntyre Performing Arts Centre can provide Front of House and/or Box Office staff for your event.  Please Contact Us for details and to request an estimate.

Yes, the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre can provide both Ticketing Services and also Marketing Assistance.  We want your event to be as successful as possible.

Please Contact Us for details, including pricing.

Yes.  There are many rooms that can be used in connection with a rental of the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre. These can be added for additional cost as needed for extra changerooms, holding spaces, warm up spaces, reception spaces or other breakout rooms.

  • There are 3 tiered classrooms that back onto the theatre that can be used for holding or change rooms
  • There is a large room on the first floor that can be used as a warm up space or a large extra dressing room

Please enquire as to what extra spaces may be available with your rental.  Other spaces are subject to availability.

Technical Documents & Downloads

MPAC Technical Information:

MPAC Technical Package (coming soon)

MPAC Lighting System Information (coming soon)

MPAC Audio System Information (coming soon)

MPAC Video System Information (coming soon)

MPAC Floor Plans & Maps:

MPAC Seating Layout

MPAC Theatre Floor Plan (coming soon)

MPAC Lobby Plan

MPAC Campus Map

MPAC Marketing Package:

MPAC Logos & Marketing Assets (coming soon)

Rental Policies & Procedures

You can download & review our rental & booking procedures here (coming soon)

You can download & review the policies in place regarding your theatre rental here (coming soon)