Facilities and rentals


The Department of Communication Arts has flexible, well-equipped spaces for classes and project work. To make rental arrangements, please contact Janelle Rainville.

Effective May 1, the University of Waterloo has announced they will suspend proof of vaccination requirements for entry to campus.  This decision has been made in light of the recent relaxation of public health restrictions as part of the the Ontario government’s Roadmap to Reopen, and on the basis of current local public health conditions.  It is contingent on current public health conditions and directions continuing.

The Theatres at UWaterloo, including the Theatre of the Arts, will continue to follow the guidelines outlined by the University of Waterloo. Starting May 1st, we will not require vaccination status for clients, patrons, and performers, unless the situation changes. 

Masking requirements are no longer in effect in University of Waterloo buildings and venues.

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the evolution of the virus and the course of disease activity have been difficult to predict.  We acknowledge that the situation may change at any time, and that the risks of new variants and outbreaks are very real. In suspending mask and proof of vaccination requirements on campus, the University is also retaining their agency to reinstate these (and any other) requirements on short notice, according to the advice of public health authorities.

If you as the client would prefer to mandate any of the previous directives (masking, proof of vaccination, reduced capacity, or social distanced seating), we will support your decision.

Thank you for your understanding and adaptability as we continue to work hard keeping each other safe and healthy.  We will continue to keep you updated as changes occur that affect your event.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janelle Rainville.


The Theatres at UWaterloo

Theatre of the Arts - ML 135

Wide angle shot of stage and audience seating


The Theatre of the Arts, located in the Modern Languages Building (ML), has an amphitheatre stage which seats approximately 400 people. The department uses the Theatre of the Arts for classes as well as performances. For rental information, please contact Janelle Rainville.  

Check out our online calendar to view availability of the space.

Fill out the Production requirements document to specify your needs for your event.

360 degree view of Theatre of the Arts 
Seating Map (pdf)
Production Requirements (pdf)                                   
Production Requirements (xls)

Studio 180 - HH 180

Studio 180 with show

The intimate Studio 180, located in Hagey Hall (HH) seats 60 people, and houses classes, productions, and student performance projects. Studio 180 may be booked by Theatre and Performance students for rehearsal purposes. For rental information, please contact Janelle Rainville.  Check out our online calendar to view availability of the space.  

Studio - ECH 2108

East Campus Hall Studio

The studio in East Campus Hall (ECH) is a flexible space used for classes, and student and faculty production projects. Enquiries may be directed to Professor Glenn Stillar.

Theatre Production Office - ML 127

Our production office, located next to the Theatre of the Arts, is available for student stage managers, assistant stage managers, production managers, and designers working on departmental performance projects.

The Green Room - ML 137

The Theatre and Performance student lounge is the Green Room, equipped with a fridge and microwave.  It is also the home of our Silversides Collection of DVDs, CDs and vinyl records.  Students are welcome to borrow from the collection.

The Speech Communication Lounge - PAS 1282

The Speech Communication Student Lounge is open Monday-Friday from 10 am-10 pm, and it's available for all SPCOM students to relax and connect with other students or to work on readings and assignments.