The Baumann Centre & Pacific Opera Victoria

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The Baumann Centre & Pacific Opera Victoria

925 Balmoral Road Victoria BC map
since 2015
Pacific Opera Victoria is one of the most influential professional opera companies in Canada. Its inspired repertoire comprises original productions of classic favourites and lesser-known works, as well as new commissions, co-productions, and collaborations with other companies and arts organizations across the country. From its home in the Baumann Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria creates significant career opportunities for creative and performing artists and curates opera in surprising ways – enticing newcomers and captivating loyal opera-goers.

The company currently stages three operas each season at Victoria’s Royal Theatre, a venue whose intimacy provides for a wondrous collision of theatre and music. We also produce smaller-scale chamber works at the Baumann Centre where we make our home.

Because we design and build every production, we enjoy exceptional programming creativity and flexibility – and this greatly benefits Canadian artists, including performers who welcome the opportunity to explore new roles and directors and designers who thrive on the exceptional creative latitude they find here. For all artists, Pacific Opera offers a nurturing and supportive environment.

As well as creating and staging original productions for our audiences, Pacific Opera co-produces across North America. We are skilled collaborators and adept at creating new work.

For the community, the world of opera is brought closer to home with concerts, discussions, school visits, and more, surprising many with the enjoyment and enrichment that opera has to offer. Pacific Opera is a valued cultural and community asset, inspiring audiences, nurturing emerging and community artists, and developing a growing network of collaborative partnerships.

Pacific Opera’s home in the Baumann Centre is a welcoming venue for an array of initiatives to nurture artists, engage the community, and educate and delight families and youth. The company curates opera in ways that entice newcomers, captivate loyal opera-goers, advance opera as a resource for educators and young people, and keep the experience of attending, making, and learning about Opera full of extraordinary surprises.
Open / Operational
Music >> Music Rehearsal Space
Fully Accessible

Venue Specs

Venue FormatStudio
Liquor LicenseNone
Capacity Notes/Detailsvic
Dimension Notes / Details49’ x 53’ with 15’ ceiling to acoustic panels/18’ overall. 2600 square feet.
Has StageYes
Stage DetailsUse of stage requires additional staffing
Flooring TypeWood floor
Not-for-Profit $45 per hour
Commercial $65 per hour
Custodial Fee $40
+ applicable taxes

Event Host $22.50 per hour
Custodian $25 per hour
Technician $40 per hour
Piano Tuning $150
+ applicable taxes
Rental / Usage RestrictionsRENTAL POLICIES
-Room(s) must be left in the same condition as found or a fee of $25 per hour for custodial services will
be charged.
-Use of the facility is limited to the room(s) indicated in the contract, including access to phone and WiFi.
-Rental does not include access to administrative suite, office supplies or office equipment.
-The kitchen may be used during the rental provided all Kitchen Usage Rules are followed.
-Posters, leaflets or displays are to be secured only with green painters masking tape.
-All areas of the Baumann Centre are NON-SMOKING
-We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
-You will be held responsible for any and all loss or damage caused in the areas of use during the time you are on premises.
-The Renter must put away, in its original place, all furniture or equipment used during the rental.
-Early access, or use of the premises past the booked exit time will result in additional room charges and staffing charges at the prevailing hourly rate.
-Any permits and/or licenses required for the rental event will be obtained by, and at the expense of, the Renter. Copies of which will be submitted to Pacific Opera Victoria five days prior to rental.
-Pacific Opera Victoria reserves final determination of technical and event staffing, depending on the requirements of each event. The renter is responsible for the cost of additional staffing, which will be billed hourly.
-Use of any external theatrical lighting, sound or other technical equipment will require a Pacific Opera Victoria Technician. All costs associated with the rental or purchase of additional technical equipment over and above the available inventory is the responsibility of the Renter.
-Promotional material may not use the name Pacific Opera Victoria. The Baumann Centre or Wingate Studio, may only be used to designate the location of the event.
-The Renter is required to name Pacific Opera Victoria as an additional insured, and provide Pacific Opera Victoria with a certificate of third-party liability insurance of a minimum of $2 Million.
-Rentals may require a deposit upon signing of the rental agreement, at the discretion of Pacific Opera Victoria.
Has Sound / LightingYes
Acoustic ceiling
Flexible seating
Large catering kitchen
Secure entry
Wheelchair access
Entrance foyer
Service entrance

Petrov studio grand piano
Chairs (150)
Music stands (50 with permission)
Sound system
Video projector & motorized screen
Parking NotesParking not included with the rental, map to local parking garages can be provided upon request
Venue StaffingRequired at Additional Charge
Staffing NotesEvent Host: $22.50/hour (required for all bookings)
Event Technician: $40.00/hour (required for bookings the involve the use of equipment not provided by the venue, at the discretion of Pacific Opera Victoria)

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Address925 Balmoral Road

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