The staff of Al Green Theatre is dedicated to delivering impeccable customer service. To ensure all clients have an extraordinary experience we have prepared some frequently asked questions for your convenience. Should you need clarification on any of this information please contact us.
Q - Is The Al Green Theatre available for rent to outside groups?
A - Yes. The Al Green Theatre is available to rent by everyone. In fact the majority of the events we hold are produced by outside companies.
Q - Do you rent out the theatre on Friday nights and/or on Jewish Holidays?
A - Yes. The theatre is available to rent on Friday nights and most Jewish Holidays. We are not available for rent during the Jewish Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (2 days) and Yom Kippur (1 day).
Q - Does the Al Green Theatre present/produce their own shows?
A - The Al Green Theatre is a rental facility; we do not have our own programming season and do not bring in or hire outside groups for performances. On occasion we do partner with outside groups looking to produce their event in the Al Green Theatre. See the Partnership section for more details.
Q - Do you require liability insurance?
A - Yes. All groups using the theatre are required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance. The certificate must include the full day(s) booked beginning from 12:01am through to 11:59pm, and must have a minimum coverage of $2 million per occurrence. This certificate must also name the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre as Additional Insured. The Al Green Theatre and Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre cannot provide Insurance on behalf of our clients.
Q - Can I hold a pre- or post-show reception?
Q - Do you have a concession stand?
A - There is a Second Cup coffee shop located in the main lobby, just across from the theatre. This location is open until 10:00pm nightly. Please note that there is no food or drink permitted in the theatre, however patrons are welcome to consume items in the main lobby.
Q - Is the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre/Al Green Theatre Kosher?
Q - Can alcohol be served on the premise?
A - Alcohol can be served in pre-approved areas of the MNjcc. A Special Occasions Permit (SOP) must be obtained by the visiting company through the LLCBO.
Q - If I rent out the theatre can I sell merchandise in the lobby?
A - Merchandise can be sold in the main lobby at intermission or post show. All merchandise items must be approved by the theatre in advance. Please note that food and drink CANNOT be sold on the premises at any time.
Q - Can I provide my own tech staff?
A - At least one AGT Technician is required at all times when the visiting company is in the venue. Extra technicians from our roster of trained staff may be required and will be provided at the expense of the visiting company. Outside technicians may perform technical duties at the discretion of the Al Green Theatre Technical Director. All technical staff will remain under the supervision of the AGT Technician while operating any of the theatre’s technical systems.
Q - Is there a carpentry shop available for use?
A - The theatre unfortunately does not have any workshop, carpentry or painting spaces. All set pieces must come pre-made. Assembly of large set pieces and paint touch ups must be communicated with the AGT Technical Director in advance.
Q - Where can equipment be loaded in?
Q - Can we fly anything in the space?
A - The theatre does not have a fly system. Items can be dead hung from the grid where necessary, depending on weight and prior approval by the AGT Technical Director.
Q - Can we attach things to the floor?
Q - Who is responsible for cleanup/disposal of production related items?
A - All items brought in with the company must be removed by the company at the end of the engagement. The theatre will not be responsible for the disposal of large items (i.e. unneeded set pieces). A charge will be incurred if such items are not removed.
Q - Who is responsible for the costs of resetting the theatre to neutral?
A - If any of the theatre’s systems such as the lighting plot or sound system has been altered significantly during the production it may be necessary to allocate a technician call to restore these systems to their original state; this cost will be charged to the renter.
Q - How do I find out when the theatre is available for rental?
Q - Is the Al Green Theatre accessible to people with limited mobility?
Q - Do you have hearing assistance devices?
A - Yes we have up to four devices available for use. Patrons requiring a hearing assist device can ask one of our ushers or front of house supervisors. You will be asked to provide a piece of I.D which will be returned to you upon return of the assistance device.