Rental Services

The Pumphouse Theatre is currently only operating the Victor Mitchell Theatre at reduced capacity in order to meet covid19 best practices. Utilizing the full space will allow for audiences of 50-80 patrons depending on groupings. The space is also available not only for performances, but also for workshops and rehearsals. This reduced capacity and new offerings will be reflected in the cost of rental. We are unable to offer the Joyce Doolittle Theatre for rental at this time as we are unable to adapt it to meet distancing guidelines. The Joyce Doolittle Theatre will be utilized to reduce box office/lobby congestion and will be generally included in the rental of the Victor Mitchell for performance. For more information on pricing, availability, or questions reguarding guidelines, please contact

For more information on covid specific regulations and building flow please see below:

Pumphouse Theatre full facility COVID19 building flow

Government of Alberta guidelines

City of Calgary Mask by-law 

Historically the Pumphouse Theatre has two theatres, the Joyce Doolittle Theatre (up to 65 seats) and the Victor Mitchell Theatre (up to 315). These two theatres are rented out year-round primarily for theatre productions, Pumphouse Drama Classes and Camps, meetings, corporate functions, and more.

Please note that The Pumphouse Theatre does not accept rentals for weddings.

You can take a virtual tour of the Pumphouse Theatre by clicking here.


Please click on the links below for more information on rental rates and technical specifications:

Rental Rates
Application for Theatre Use
Policies and Procedures
Technical Specifications
Victor Mitchell Ground Plan
Joyce Doolittle Ground Plan

If you have specific questions please contact


Calgary Foundation Centennial Stage

Calgary Foundation, NO backgroundThe Calgary Foundation Centennial Stage is a reusable, portable stage provided at a low cost to Calgary’s cultural community and made possible through the generosity of the Calgary Foundation. The Centennial Stage is available for use by community and professional arts groups that currently work with the Pumphouse Theatre as well as ethnocultural and community organizations in greater Calgary. To view the Loan Request Form click here. Once the request form has been completed and submitted to the technical director you will be contacted about availability. For more information about borrowing the Calgary Foundation Centennial Stage, please contact the Productions and Operations Manager at 403.263.0079 Ext. 101.

Calgary Foundation Projector Rentals: Available to cultural groups at a subsidized rental fee, please contact for more information.