NACC is the largest and most modern performing arts centre in the Northwest Territories with 297 seats, with an additional 4 accessible seats. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and comfortable, with vibrant new red seats in the theatre and a foyer featuring Northern artists. Seating is intimate with the furthest seat only 35 feet from the stage.

Backstage we have two change rooms with bathroom and shower facilities and a renovated and spacious loading dock with storage space.

Please note that the rental of the venue is subject to availability. For all rental inquiries or questions, please e-mail Emily Smits at


Rental Rates 

Educational (schools) 

Load In /Tech Setup – $ 200.00/day
Performance             – $ 400.00/day

Community Performing Arts Artists/Groups  (Theatre/Music Dance/Storytelling)

Load In /Tech Setup – $ 200.00/day
Performance            – $ 800.00/day

Non Commercial Groups (Associations, Congregations, Special  Interests, Festivals)

Load In /Tech Setup – $ 200.00/day
Performance            – $ 1,000.00/day

Commercial Groups (Conferences, Independent Producers, Businesses)

Load In /Tech Setup – $ 500.00/day
Performance            – $ 1,500.00/day

Instruments available:

1 Grand Piano

1 Stand-up bass

1 Cello

Associated charges

1. If the dressing rooms, lobby, and stage areas need to be cleaned over and above regular use then $200/hour for cleaning services will be charged for labor, supplies, and administration.

2. If the stage needs to be repainted to the original black, then $200.00 will be charged for labor, supplies, administration, and paint.

3. If you need a table in the lobby to serve food, NACC will charge you an extra fee of $100.00 for each table per day.

4. If you need a catering service, the order must be done through the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre. The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre will retain 10% of the admin fee.

5. If you need a large projector for screening and/or conferences, a fee of $140.00 plus GST will be applied.

6.If the piano needs to be tuned for a renter, an additional fee will be charged for labor and administration each time the piano is tuned during the rental period.


Typical local concert even (Pitch raise + tuning) – $210.00 
A serious concert (Pitch raise + daily tuning)      – $210.00 + $125.00/performance
Full concert tuning (Pitch raise + tuning before warm-up + tuning and adjusting as requested, after the warm-up + tweaking at intermission) – 290.00 + 175.00/additional performance

For all bookings please call  (867) 873-4950 

Concession and Front of House

The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre will provide a Front of House Supervisor to oversee the volunteer staff working at each performance.  The Front of House volunteer positions include: Box Office, Concession, Ticket Collectors, Program Distributors, and Ushers. All rental groups are required to provide four individuals for Front of House duties for each performance/presentation.

Technical Support

The Technical Director will discuss technical requirements with all user groups and recommend staffing levels to provide appropriate service and safety. All other staffing costs are the sole responsibility of the user group. The user group must communicate their technical requirements and provide a detailed production schedule for their event at least 2 weeks in advance of the event to determine appropriate requirements.

The hours of operation for the theatre are 9:00 am to midnight. The maximum daily call for the NACC Technical Director is 10 hours for the technical setup and 5 hours on performance dates. Special arrangements may be negotiated if a technical setup occurs on the date of the performance.


The Renter is required to obtain an event liability insurance policy providing coverage of up to $2,000,000 (two million dollars) for the Renter’s use of the Theatre. The Renter shall provide a copy of the policy to NACC at least one (1) week before the Renter accesses the Theatre

Box Office Services

All groups renting the theatre are required to use the NACC Box Office system. There is a charge of $3.00 per ticket sold. In addition, the NACC website hosts online Box Office services for all performances. The NACC Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm by phone or in person by request and 30 minutes before showtimes.  For further information, please get in touch with the NACC Box Office at 766-6101.