Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace Theatre

Theatre Passe Muraille’s Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace theatre is an intimate black-box studio space within our designated heritage building, just Northeast of Queen & Bathurst. The Backspace has a maximum seating capacity of 45 (retractable seating).

Not-for-profit rate: $2,500.00 per week plus HST.
Commercial rate: $2,800.00 per week plus HST.

To inquire about renting our Backspace Theatre, please reach out to our producer Jenn Sartor at

Basic rental rates include:

• 40 hours of Technician time per week
• In-house Lighting & Sound Equipment
• Box Office Services
• Front of House Staffing for all performances within TPM’s regular schedule
• One private dressing room & a shared greenroom backstage

Additional fees include:

• Staffing costs for lighting hang/load in or strike
• Third-Party Insurance (proof of insurance required prior to load-in)
• FOH Staffing fees for any scheduled performances that divert from TPM’s regular schedule (Wed-Sat @ 7:30 pm, Sat & Sun Matinees @ 2:00 pm)
• Additional tech time outside of 40 hours are subject to infringement costs, and additional technicians are generally charged at a rate of $25/hr plus HST per technician.

*Theatre Passe Muraille is a supporter of independent theatre companies, and as such, we primarily rent out our theatre spaces by the week to independent not-for-profit companies at subsidized rates. Priority is given to weekly rentals, though on occasion and depending upon availability, we are sometimes able to rent out our spaces for individual events — including film shoots, workshops, festivals, and corporate presentations.

Floorplans & Inventory Lists:

Backspace Tech package (Includes Inventory List)

Backspace Drafting

Additional rental spaces: