Studio Rental

The Dirt a 500 square foot space available for theatre rehearsal space, auditions/casting, workshops/classes, photoshoots and special events including art exhibits, photography shoots and live performances. We are conveniently located at Pape and Danforth, 5 minutes walk south of Pape TTC Station.


Corporate Rates
$600 for the day
$3780 for the week (7 days)

Subsidized Not-For-Profit/Artist Rates:

(4 hour minimum required if booking after 6:00 pm)
Photoshoots: $25.00 per hour
Filming: $22.00 per hour

$20.00 per hour and up

(4 hour minimum required if booking after 6:00 pm)
$17.00 per hour
$15.00 per hour for extended bookings

(4 hour minimum required if booking after 6:00 pm)
$17.00 per hour
$15.00 per hour for extended bookings

Theatrical Performances
We offer full-day rates for load-ins, rehearsals and performances as well as basic evening-only rates and packages for smaller-scale performances.

$200 per evening and up
$300 per day and up

8:00 am to 10:30 pm, 7 days a week.

If you require a booking outside of these hours, please inquire as we may be able to accomodate.

Discounts are available for extended bookings. Please feel free to contact us with any pricing questions or to get a quote for your project.

We accept Cash or E-transfer.

Studio amenities:
Hardwood floor
2 piece bathroom
Outdoor space with patio furniture
Street parking on Pape Avenue and Cavell Avenue

Hard goods:
2 folding tables that can seat 14-16 people
1 wood table
30 stackable chairs & 10 folding chairs

Soft goods:
Black out curtains to cover the windows on the south facing wall.

Please contact for availability.

“After being invited to perform in an event at The Dirt that was put on by some colleagues of mine, I was enthralled by the space. I was so taken by the atmosphere in the room that I decided to organize an event of my own at The Dirt (an evening of new works in music, theatre, and visual art). After visiting the website and contacting Cynthia and John, I could tell that I was in very good hands. They were incredibly attentive and helpful, and quickly answered all of my questions as they came up. They even obliged my co-organizer and I when we asked to visit the space briefly in order to work out a few logistical concerns ahead of our event. The evening went incredibly well not only because of Cynthia and John’s help and the inherent beauty of the room, but also because of the excellent facilities within the space which we were allowed to access. Our event was such a success that my co-organizer and I have decided to make a series of similar events. The first place I’ll try to secure as a venue for our future instalments will be the Dirt. Thanks Cynthia and John.” -Matt James

“Despite its name The Dirt is very clean! 😉 It’s spacious, bright, centrally located, and very affordable, and its hands-off owners are a pleasure to deal with. Best of all is its authentic Old School vintage vibe since it’s housed in a hundred-year-old landmark historic TO building that was once a coffin factory. Character in spades!” Brains, Words & Voices.