Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque Unique cultural venues for all your events

Rental information

location@banq.qc.ca

514 873-1101, ext. 6055

Grande Bibliothèque

Auditorium

General description

This space, which is provided with equipment for multiple uses, is defined by comfort and simplicity.
It is intended for lectures, conferences, artistic presentations, product launches, tributes and award presentations, among other things.

Availability
Every day from 7 am to 11 pm
Capacity
284 people
284 fixed tiered seats
Dimensions*
Room
Total area: 15 m x 17 m (49 ft x 55 ft)

Stage
Total area: 111 sq m (1192 sq ft)
Dressing rooms
Two, with sanitary facilities
Stage equipment
Black velvet downstage valence
Backdrop curtain
3 fixed black velvet side curtains
Fixed projection screen and border curtains on the ceiling
Furniture
Wooden podium stands or black metallic
music stands
Benches
Upon request: media risers, chairs and tables
Technical equipment
Lighting
HD projector
Projector
Sound system, speakers
Mixing, sound effect and playback systems
Recording microphones
Intercom equipment
Audio equipment for those with hearing disabilities
Outlet for video and network connection

*The dimensions indicated for each of the rooms are approximate.

View towards the stage, from the top of the Auditorium's left-side stairs. View all
Plan of the Auditorium [PDF, 278 Ko] (In French only)

All rates are subject to change without notice. Taxes not included.

Rates for commercial organizations

For an 8-hour day
$1375 (fixed rate)
Each additional hour
$165

For a period of 4 hours or less
$905 (fixed rate)
Each additional hour
$165

Mandatory services (minimum of 4 hours)

Security guard
$35 / hour
Technician
$50 / hour

Coatroom, ground floor

To store your personal belongings and coats

For an 8-hour day
$385
For a period of 4 hours or less
$250
Per staff member to operate the coatroom
$35 / hour (minimum of 4 hours)

Rates for non-profit organizations

For an 8-hour day
$905 (fixed rate)
Each additional hour
$135

For a period of 4 hours or less
$605 (fixed rate)
Each additional hour
$135

Mandatory services (minimum of 4 hours)

Security guard
$35 / hour
Technician
$50 / hour

Coatroom, ground floor

To store your personal belongings and coats

For an 8-hour day
$250
For a period of 4 hours or less
$165
Per staff member to operate the coatroom
$35 / hour (minimum of 4 hours)

Additional services provided by an event manager

Hourly rate
$70

Any work done by an event manager in excess of the number of hours stipulated in a venue rental or loan agreement will be billed by BAnQ at the rate of $70/hour.

N.B.:

The rental of reception rooms includes the arrangement of the facilities and the connection of computer and audiovisual equipment only at the start of the event. The client is responsible for any issue concerning the configuration or compatibility of computer equipment.

BAnQ could demand the presence of security guards and technicians, depending on the nature of the event.

Important:

If the event or its preparation must start before the Grande Bibliothèque opens, at 10 am, a security guard must be present and the client will be billed accordingly.

Technical descriptions

Capacity and dimensions

Maximum number of seats
Parterre: 300
(284 fixed tiered seats, and 16 removable seats for mobility-impaired persons)
Dimensions
From the proscenium to the last row of the parterre: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
Width of the Auditorium: 16.95 m (55 ft 7 in)

Street-level loading dock, with loading height fit for trucks and vans.

Enter the dock through Avenue Savoie. The level of the loading dock is one floor higher than the stage. An elevator (width: 1.5 m x 2 m; height: 2.2 m) lets you access to both levels.

Other ways to access the Auditorium (parterre and stage) include the entrances reserved for the general public located at the back of the Auditorium, on the same level as the loading dock. You must then use the stairs leading through the tiered parterre. The doors are 3 m high.

Given the location of the loading dock in relation with the parterre and the stage, getting some hefty pieces of equipment or parts of the set through the doors could be challenging.

Stage

Black linoleum stage flooring

For the stage's technical specifications, switch to the French version or contact BAnQ's Venue Rentals and Event Logistics Coordinator.

General information

Backstage rehearsal rooms
There are no proper backstage rehearsal rooms, but meeting rooms adjacent to the Auditorium could be used for this purpose. If needed, please inform the Grande Bibliothèque's event manager to reserve these rooms.
Piano
There is no piano.
Media risers
Available upon request
9 media risers: 1.22 m x 1.22 m (4 ft x 4 ft)
Others
2 wooden podium stands
4 black metallic music stand and 4 benches
Chairs and tables are available upon request.

Dressing rooms

Stage level
Dressing room 1: 4 seats, 1 sink
Dressing room 2: 2 seats, 1 sink
Shared toilet for both dressing rooms

For the sound, video and lighting system's technical specifications, switch to the French version or contact BAnQ's Venue Rentals and Event Logistics Coordinator.