Unique Ideas for a Theatre Rental

A theatre rental doesn’t have to be reserved only for staging a play. Renting one can be a fun and unique way to commemorate a special event, host a speech or cater to a large group. Guests will love the unusual setting and the thought that went into making an occasion memorable. And, of course, the host will have the enjoyment that comes from a well-organized event with minimal fuss. These are four ideas for hosting an event at a local theatre.

1. Weddings

A theatre can be a dramatic, one-of-a-kind location for a wedding ceremony. Guests can sit comfortably in the audience seats while the bride and groom exchange their vows on stage. This is a perfect setting for drama buffs, movie lovers, or anyone who wants a unique setting without resorting to the outdoors. Old spaces are especially well suited for this, as many have interesting architectural details that will be lovely in photos. Décor can be minimal. Consider designing invitations to resemble old playbills. For a fun favour for guests, serve popcorn in old-fashioned containers commemorated with the bride and groom’s names and the date of the wedding.

2. Birthday Parties

Consider a theatre rental for a fun, memorable birthday party. Many locations allow the use of their facilities for birthdays, and some even include the food, balloons, and décor. This venue is perfect for a large group, and it is the ideal time to get all the kids together to see the newest animated release, teen-friendly action flick, or age-appropriate comedy. Parents may just need to ask for permission to bring in a cake and candles. Bonus: someone else gets to clean up after the party!

3. Photo Shoots

A theatre can be a great location for a photo shoot. Engagement photos, maternity shoots, wedding photos, and social media promotions can all be staged among the seats, in front of movie posters, or among any interesting details that might be found in the building. The opportunities for creating an original layout are nearly endless. By renting the facility, the photography team can be sure that there will be no onlookers or crowds disrupting the shots. Of course, the photographer should secure all necessary permissions from management ahead of time.

4. Private Showing

Who wouldn’t love a private showing of their favourite movie? Anyone can rent a theatre to host a viewing for a small group. This is a great opportunity for independent filmmakers to show off their work, or for a group of super fans to get together regularly to re-watch their favourite heroes battle on screen. The rental fees are usually lower than people anticipate, especially for daytime or after-hours showings. Many facilities welcome the opportunity for additional revenue and offer special discounts for large groups. The organizer of the event should consult with management to determine whether or not a projector and screen will be provided.

Belly Dancing Or Not

Belly dancing for many women is fun, fun, and more fun. The American female thoroughly enjoys the dance movements and the exotic music of the Middle East. But when she mentions that she will be taking classes, often times it is not well received by family and friends.


Malicious stories, false stereotypes, and misinformation about this dance discourages potential students. Being a belly dancer is America does not automatically mean being a stripper or a prostitute. (Unfortunately, these viewpoints do exist in Middle Eastern countries.) American women enjoy dancing and this art form offers enjoyable freestyle physical movements to music.

The challenge of accomplishing muscle control and certain athletic maneuvers is an attractive feature. Belly dancing is not for everyone as it is considered a difficult and complex dance. For this reason, the faint of heart do not pursue it or take part in it.

Dance enthusiasts who do love the challenges of this art form and have the commitment, discipline, and patience to accomplish and succeed in learning this ancient dance become addicted to its rewards. Thousands of women worldwide practice this dance for either personal satisfaction or for a professional career.

Why does a man climb a mountain? Why do women want to belly dance? Because they are attracted to it, are compelled to pursue it, and enjoy doing it.

The interests by American women awakened the dance history of the Middle East. In the earlier years these women copied the dances of the Middle East and as they learned the reasons for this dance they started to develop their own techniques in both cabaret and tribal styles.

During the last fifteen years women who have had a tribal interest have designed their idea of folkloric dancing, now known as ATS or American Tribal Style. Folkloric refers to how a culture expresses itself. Cabaret and oriental refer to self-expression originating from the individual.

Through the years there is more influence in the Middle East from the American style than the reverse. Much of the costuming in the Middle East has also originated from the western world. The same is happening as this dance moves through other countries.

It is important to note that this dance is designed by women, for women, and by women. This art form will change its many styles as women advance their creativity and imagination. There is no comparison between the ancient originals and today’s styles.