The Activity Room

The Activity Room.

The Community Gallery

The Community Gallery.

The Rehearsal Hall.

The Malting Tower

The Malting Tower

The Malting Tower.

The Rehearsal Hall

The Rehearsal Hall

From the Creativity Studios, to the Rehearsal Room, the Exhibition Gallery, or the Malting Tower banquet room that seats 100 people in a gorgeous setting, the new Tett is an ideal venue to host your meeting, wedding, workshop, event or activity in Kingston.

Rentals at the Tett

Welcome to the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning located at 370 King Street West on the shore of Lake Ontario. The Tett provides a trained group of professional staff to coordinate rentals for patrons in three spaces: the Malting Tower, the Rehearsal Hall, and the Community Exhibition Gallery and Activity Room. The Tett Centre is a fully equipped art centre suitable for a wide range of public and private events and programming.

Rentals of the Tett Centre provide operational funds for the non-profit, charitable Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. Let our friendly staff help plan the most enjoyable function possible and support the arts at the same time.

For more information about rentals at the Tett, please complete our Rental Submission form, click on the links below for details about each room and for rental rates click here. For more info email our staff at or call our staff during regular business hours at (343) 266-0009 ext. 3090.

Base rental rates are set for each space and additional pricing can be provided for the technical and staff services you may require.

This is an exciting time for the Tett with lots of public interest, including space rentals and staff will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.


The Tett Centre is a fully accessible building including entrances, elevators, and restrooms. 


Insurance for facility rentals is mandatory as it will cover rental clients and patrons with regard to legal liability for bodily injury to, or damage to property of others, resulting from rental activity.

The Tett Centre requires rental clients to carry general liability insurance in the amount of $2 million ($5 million for any event involving alcohol), naming the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning and The City of Kingston as "additional insured, inlusive of bodily injury and property damage per occurance." Rental clients must provide a Certificate of Insurance, which states the following:

  • Estimated attendance
  • Date, time, location, and type of event.

If your event is open to the public, Tett booking staff are available to suggest insurance solutions for organizations that may not be covered under their own insurance or that of their caterer, if needed. Insurance providers who specialize in the arts are also a valuable resourse including

The Malting Tower

The Malting Tower is the signature event room, boasting a soaring, light-filled space with framed views of the lake, a gas fireplace, lighting, sound and projection equipment, and a catering kitchen. The Malting Tower has been designed to accommodate receptions, meetings, performances, weddings, displays, sales events and more.

Rehearsal Hall Rental

The 1500 square foot Rehearsal Hall has been designed as a premium creation space, with exposed limestone walls, 12-foot ceilings, a semi-sprung floor, large windows providing natural light. An adjoining space contains lockers, a coffee kitchen and change area, as well as the electrical power hook-ups for theatrical lighting for experimentation purposes.

Community Exhibition Gallery and Activity Room

The Community Exhibition Gallery and Activity Room can be used together or separately. Individually, they are 1000 square feet each; with the folding wall opened, they total 2000 square feet. The Exhibition Gallery has adjustable track lighting and configurable display walls to allow for a variety of display options. The Activity Room is equipped with sinks, storage cabinets, and extra ventilation and electrical power to operate stoves or microwaves. Both rooms have 9’ ceilings.

Eight Creativity Studios to Rent

The Tett Centre accepts proposals from arts professionals to rent one of the eight Creativity Studios housed in The Tett. Applications are kept on file until a studio comes vacant. Contact for more details.

These brand new and bright spaces, located in a historic building on the shores of Lake Ontario are available on one-year renewable leases at affordable rates. Artists at all stages of their careers and from all disciplines who commit to a program of community engagement and who meet the criteria are encouraged to submit proposals.

Room Floorplans (PDFs)