Our Rental Spaces

The Malting Tower

Photograph by Desert Lake Gardens Catering 

The Malting Tower - Photo: Niche Photography

The Rehearsal Hall

The Rehearsal Hall

The Rehearsal Hall

The Tett Gallery

The Tett Gallery

Photo by Glocca Morra Farms

The Activity Room

The Activity Room 

The Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning Rentals

From the Rehearsal Hall, Malting Tower, the Tett Gallery, and Activity Room, the Tett Centre is an ideal venue to host your upcoming meeting, wedding, workshop, event or activity in Kingston. 

Rentals at the Tett

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 see attachment. For more info email our staff at rentals@tettcentre.org 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 renting our technical equipment. Rentals provide operational funds for our Not for Profit, charitable organization which enable us to meet our mandate as a community arts centre. 

**Please note that the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning provides discounted rental rates for ARTS-FOCUSED and fellow NOT FOR PROFIT organizations. 

The Malting Tower

The Malting Tower is our finest rental space which offers a balance of old world historical charm with modern technical features in order to make your event memorable. This versatile light-filled space is a perfect choice for special celebrations, business meetings, and a variety of arts performances and events.

Surrounded by breathtaking lake views and framed with large windows, the bright social space features automatic blinds, a one-touch operated gas fireplace and a projector screen with easy iPod plug-in. A hi-tech sound system is also available to rent. Reflected sound makes vocals and instruments appear more personified, providing guests with a compelling concert experience. The beautifully finished floor ties the 1,600 sq. ft space together. There is a fully-equipped servery kitchen for catering, a cloakroom, round and rectangular tables, upholstered chairs and courtesy style seating for guests. Cocktail tables are available to rent. 

Room Capacity: 100 seated at round tables, 120 seated theatre style, 150 standing reception with cocktail tables. 

 

Rehearsal Hall

The 1,500 sq. ft Rehearsal Hall has been designed as a premium creation space, with exposed limestone walls, 12-foot ceilings, a semi-sprung floor, windows providing natural light. An adjoining 170 sq. ft space contains lockers, a coffee kitchen and change area, as well as the electrical power hook-ups for theatrical lighting for experimentation purposes. This stunning room is ideal for theatrical performances, large workshops, or special gatherings.

Room Capacity: 60 guests at tables, 60 guests theatre style, and 80 guests for a standing reception.

 

Activity Room

The Activity Room is an ideal multi-purpose space for hands-on workshops, collaborative projects and small meetings. The 600- square foot space includes adjustable track lighting, chairs and table suitable for workshops, and is equipped with a deep studio sink and kitchenette. It’s the perfect space to get creative!

Room Capacity: 30 guests without furniture, or 20 guests at tables.

 

Tett Gallery

The Tett Gallery is an exceptional space for personal or group exhibitions, creative performances, gallery showings, sales, workshops and meetings. The 1000 sq. ft gallery is for both experienced and aspiring artists to share their work with the community, while jurying their own show. Please note, The Tett does not curate or take any commission from displayed work.  This brightly-lit space includes adjustable track lighting, plinths of various heights, and tables and chairs if required. An extra Patch + Paint Fee may be applied.

Room Capacity: 60 guests standing reception, or 40 guests at tables.

Gallery + Activity Room Capacity: Looking to run a workshop or meeting in conjunction with your gallery show? Our connecting wall divides or opens up our Activity Room and Tett Gallery. Rent them separately or together. 20 guests at tables in the Activity Room and 40 at tables in the Gallery, or 30 guests for a standing reception in the Activity Room and 60 guests for a standing reception in the Gallery.

 

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 info@tettcentre.org for more details.

These 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.

 

Additional Information

Accessibility:

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

Staff: 

If your event is outside regular public hours of the centre, you may be required to pay for Tett Staff who will attend to your rental’s needs, help regulate traffic, and/or operate rented audio-visual equipment. Tett Staff who attend your rental are responsible for enforcing public safety policies, and ensuring emergency procedures are followed, and for operating or training of any equipment owned by the Tett Centre.

The following staff charges may apply:

• A staff member or designate at a cost of $30/hr.

• If alcohol is served during a rental, a security guard a cost of $25/hr.

• Additional security and staff is required for larger events, at the discretion of the Facilities Manager.

Catering:

 The Tett can provide a list of Recommended Caterers who have been selected based on their food quality, customer service standards, reliability, professionalism, and reputation. You may choose to engage an Alternative Caterer. Authorization for this is addressed on a case by case basis.  

All caterers are subject to a Landmark fee (10% to 15% depending on which caterer you engage.) If you are a NFP and choose to provide food and beverages which are prepared off-site in a commercial kitchen or purchased from a commercial facility (Costco, Loblaws etc.), there is a ‘per head’ charge of $1.50 per guest.  

Alcohol: 

If your caterer has a catering endorsement, they are permitted to sell and serve alcoholic beverages. The caterer must provide the venue with a copy of the catering endorsement 10 days prior to the event. The permit must be posted at the event.

Decorating: 

Renters are welcome to decorate the space within the times of the rental. There are some restrictions (No open flame candles, no adhesives on limestone or floor, additional lights must be CSA approved). Please inform Tett Staff of your plans. 

Insurance:

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, inclusive of bodily injury and property damage per occurrence." 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 resource including palcanada.com.

 

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