Theatres make great event spaces. Standing ovation then to the latest star, the Streetcar Crowsnest, the Leslieville condo complex that recently opened its doors on permanent performance space for indie theatre group Crow’s Theatre. Accommodating up to 450 guests facility-wide, the street-level site houses three venues ideal for both thespian and event-hosting activities. Gare de l’Est, a 65-seat brasserie-style restaurant with 50-seat patio, is set to open onsite soon.
At 2,600 sq. ft. with a 22-ft. ceiling, the main space Guloien Theatre is multi-versatile with audience seating that can be cleared to make room for reception-style events for up to 350 or seated dinners for 200 guests. Rental includes the lovely street-front Lobby Bar with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the papier-mâché birds of sculptor Jacob Yerex’s “A Flock of Influence” art installation. The Scotiabank Community Studio, fitting 100 cocktail-style, is ideal for workshops, meetings and small events. Rentals include access to the theatre’s audio-visual inventory and experienced event team.