Mount Royal University – Event and Theatre Services

Mount Royal University – Event and Theatre Services

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Mount Royal University offers state-of-the-art conference, event, theatre and meeting facilities dedicated to serving the diverse needs of the Calgary community while providing exceptional customer service. Guests can enjoy unique facilities in a gold LEED certified building, on-site catering service, the latest in audio-visual technology and professional event support services. View below for more information on what makes Mount Royal University the ideal event and conference space in Calgary, Alberta.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 654 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 136
  • Largest Theatre Style: 654
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 600
  • Largest Seated Reception: 400
  • Largest Standing Reception: 500
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Ross Glen Hall
  • Flexible hall space located in the LEED certified Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
  • Ideal for conferences, meetings and special events
  • Can be used as one large space (capacity of 400-600 persons), divided into thirds, or split as 2/3 and 1/3 (capacity of 150-400 persons)
  • Space can be divided with the use of automatic, retractable, vertical folding walls (Skyfold technology)
  • Popular set-up options include: Theatre Style, Classroom Style, Banquet Style, Trade Show, and Gala or Corporate Party
  • All sections offer SMART cabinet technology with computer, built-in LCD projector, screens and sound system, and automated blinds to control natural light flow as desired
  • 7,328 Sq. Ft.
  • max. 400 Banquet Style
  • max. 270 Classroom Style
  • max. 600 Theatre Style
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
  • A variety of training room spaces, including the Xerox Training Room, to accommodate 40-60 persons
  • PC and Mac computer labs to accommodate up to 27 persons
  • Wayne and Eleanor Chiu Boardroom to accommodate up to 24 persons
  • Two additional boardrooms to accommodate up to 10 persons
  • All rooms equipped with SMART technology, DVD/CD player, LCD projector and screen, ELMO digital overhead projector, whiteboard, and accessible power outlets
  • Up to 60 Classroom Style
Bella Concert Hall in the Taylor Centre
  • Unique mid-size concert hall
  • Perfect for performances requiring an intimate setting and superb acoustics
  • The interior design pays homage to Alberta’s rural heritage with structural elements reminiscent of the weathered barns that dot the province’s prairie landscape
  • On-site professional technicians to assist you in making your production a success
  • Hamburg Steinway and Fazioli Concert grand pianos and dance floor rentals available 
  • In-house lighting and sound systems
  • Digital mixing console and sound amplification
  • Option to include balcony and choir loft seating
  • Full-service box office including option for online and printed event ticketing
  • Front-of-house services including ushers, box office staff, and bartenders for your event
  • Includes access to a large two-level lobby area and additional rooms for VIP receptions
  • 769 Theatre Style
Leacock Theatre
  • Modest concert hall with a fixed acoustic ceiling to enhance sound quality
  • Ideal for concerts, stand-up comedy or corporate functions
  • Stage dimensions and LED lighting can be modified to suit a range of performances
  • On-site professional technicians to assist you in making your production a success
  • Dance floor rental available 
  • In-house lighting and sound systems
  • Video projector and multiple projection sites
  • Full-service box office including option for online and printed event ticketing
  • Front-of-house services including ushers, box office staff, and bartenders for your event
  • 305 Theatre Style
Wright Theatre
  • Versatile theatre complete with a proscenium arch and fly tower
  • Ideal for theatrical and dance performances
  • Offers an adaptable lighting plot, and catwalk access for multiple hanging positions
  • On-site professional technicians to assist you in making your production a success
  • Dance floor rental available
  • In-house lighting and sound systems
  • Full-service box office including option for online and printed event ticketing
  • Front-of-house services including ushers, box office staff, and bartenders for your event
  • 265 Theatre Style
TransAlta Pavilion
  • Second-floor ensemble room in the Taylor Centre for Performing Arts
  • Perfect for rehearsals, small recitals and receptions
  • Houses two 9' concert grand pianos (available for rent)
  • 2582.3 Sq. Ft.
  • 96 Banquet Style
  • 150 Theatre Style
Atelier Meeting Room
  • Spectacular meeting room off the first-level lobby of the Bella Concert Hall, located in the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
  • Ideal for intimate performances, meet-and-greets, and private receptions
  • One 6' Yamaha grand piano available for rental
  • 577 Sq. Ft.
  • 56 Banquet Style
  • 81 Theatre Style
TransCanada Amphitheatre
  • Beautiful outdoor amphitheatre set against the backdrop of a decorative pond and fountain
  • Built-in bench seating and additional standing room; chair rentals available 
  • Ideal for outdoor concerts, convocation and wedding ceremonies
  • Subject to seasonal availability
  • 500+ Theatre Style
Classrooms and Lecture Theatres
  • Additional classroom space is available on campus in the Faculty of Arts (EA), Bissett School of Business (EB), and Lincoln Park Proper buildings
  • Classrooms and lecture theatres available to suit capacities of 18-195 persons
  • Variety of configurations including classroom seating and theatre-style lecture halls
  • 60+ Classroom Style
  • up to 195 Theatre Style
Outdoor Recreation Spaces
  • 4 Soccer Fields 
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • 2 Beach Volleyball Courts
  • Available May-October, weather-dependent
Indoor Recreation Spaces
  • Triple Gym (3 basketball/volleyball courts available) - maximum capacity 2510 persons
  • Stanley Gym (2 basketball/volleyball courts available) - maximum capacity 1180 persons
  • Climbing Wall (up to 32 persons)
  • Aquatic Centre (swim lane rentals)
  • Running Track (track lane and West End track corners available)
  • 6 International Squash Courts
  • Fitness Studio, Multi-Purpose Room, Weight Room, Aquatic Classroom

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

Catering
  • Exclusive on-site and MRU-approved off-site catering options available
  • Snack and beverage service, buffet, and plated meal options available
  • Menu and package options (see below)

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 1000
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : $0
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Hair dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

 

The Residence Hotel
- Queen bed
- Flat screen TV
- Kitchenette (includes microwave, mini-fridge and a Keurig coffee machine with slection of coffee)
- Available year-round
- Upgraded hotel-style suites
- Quality and comfort with the convenience of campus life
- Daily Housekeeping
- Includes parking, wireless internet, key-card laundry access and preferred rates for on-campus recreation facilities
- Starting at $98.10/night (incl. tax)
  • 3 Rooms
  • 1/room Beds
One-bedroom Apartment
- Double bed
- Full Kitchen
- Living Room
- Full Bathroom 
- Includes linens, towels, and basic weekly cleaning
- Starting at $27.50/night (incl. tax)



  • 11 Rooms
  • 1/room Beds
Two-bedroom Apartment
- Two individual lockable bedrooms
- Each bedroom contains one double bed, desk, dresser, and closet
- Full Kitchen
- Living room
- Full bathroom (shared between 2 bedrooms)
- Includes linens, towels, and basic weekly cleaning
- Starting at $27.50/night (incl. tax)

- Available mid-May through mid-August
  • 16 Rooms
  • 2/room Beds
Four-bedroom Apartment
- Four individual lockable bedrooms 
- Each bedroom contains one single bed, desk, dresser, and closet
- Full Kitchen
- Living room
- Two full bathrooms (shared between 2 bedrooms)
- Includes linens, towels, and basic weekly cleaning
- Starting at $27.50/night (incl. tax)

- Available mid-May through mid-August
  • 86 Rooms
  • 4/room Beds
Four-bedroom Townhouse
Main Floor:
- Two individual lockable bedrooms
- One full bathroom (shared between 2 bedrooms)
- Full Kitchen
- Living room

Lower Level:
- Two individual lockable bedrooms
- One full bathroom (shared between 2 bedrooms)

Unit Details:
- Each bedroom contains one single bed, desk, dresser, and closet
- Includes linens, towels, and basic weekly cleaning
- Starting at $27.50/night (incl. tax)

- Available mid-May through mid-August 
  • 84 Rooms
  • 4/room Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Cannabis-Friendly Cannabis Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW,
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Calgary Int'l (YYC) - 25 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Calgary Int'l (YYC) - 25 minutes

Parking

  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Nearby Cities

Edmonton – 280 km|Red Deer – 145 km|Banff – 120 km

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Can Bring in Own Food: no
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes

Technology

Built-in VPU projectors, PC, VCR, DVD, ELMO visualizers and screens in most rooms, high speed internet, audio/video conferencing, technical support.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: Yes
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No

Testimonals

"The support of your technical staff was outstanding. They worked with our director to prepare and execute the intricate lighting, audio and video presentations flawlessly...Our overall organizational experience was excellent. We felt to be in good hands right from the start. [Your staff] was always there when we had questions or needed changes to be made...Thank you again for being so supportive allowing us to showcase our choir in such a memorable way."
Klaus Zahnd, President, Yodel Club Heimattreu
"We held the 2016 Calgary Peace Prize Ceremony at the Bella Concert Hall. Throughout the whole process, whether it was booking the venue, ticket applications, developing a stage plot, or technical requirements, the Event and Theatre Services team provided excellent support and service. They addressed all of our questions and needs in a timely, professional and helpful manner. We are thankful for all of their wonderful work! The facilities were top class and our event went ahead without a hitch."
The Peace Studies Initiative
"Our involvement with the MRU staff was outstanding from start to finish. Every effort was made to ensure that our experience was pleasant and successful. Constant updates and communication regarding contracts, dates, etc. ensured that the process for booking the Bella Concert Hall was stress-free. Response times to questions and inquires was immediate as the staff worked diligently to guarantee our experience was a positive one with MRU. As well, the tech and stage crew were outstanding. The crew ensured that they understood exactly what it was that we wanted in order to create the perfect show. I would not hesitate to book a venue at MRU again. Their exceptional customer service is unparalleled."
Leslie Goodwin, Assistant Principal, Alexander Ferguson School
"The event was a huge success. We enjoy booking with Mount Royal because of how smooth the process is from our end... Ross Glen Hall is a fantastic space. The food and bar were great. The guest really enjoyed the coffee being available right when they arrived, so thank you for accommodating that... I really appreciate the consistency from your team. I felt like there was no change in professionalism, knowledge, or assistance I received even though I dealt with different representatives. Thanks again for everything!"
Holly Kobzey, Coordinator, Hockey Development, Hockey Alberta
"We had an amazing 100% turnout, with even a few participants from Lethbridge! Everything at Mount Royal worked out well, and I can’t think of anything that you could improve. The projector etc. worked perfectly, and the class space was comfortable and easy to find. Our participants enjoyed the fact that they could have lunch on-site and socialize at the same time. We will be back! Thank you for all of your help setting this up!"
David O'Neill, Referee Development Officer, Alberta Soccer Association

Services

Event Services
  • Professional, experienced event coordinators to assist in making your event a success
  • Floorplan design services
  • Set-up and take-down services for tables, chairs, and stages (on-site inventory)
  • On-site bar and catering services
Theatre Services
  • Front of House staff
  • Box office and ticketing services
  • Professional Technicians
  • Piano tuning
  • Stage Plot and Floorplan design assistance
  • Set-up, hanging, and strike assistance (subject to technician availability)
Audio Visual Services
  • In-house audio visual event technicians and theatre technicians
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing
On-Site Recreation Services
  • Triple Gym (3 volleyball/basketball courts)
  • Stanley Gym (2 volleyball/basketball courts)
  • 14,000 sq. ft. fitness centre with cardio machines, weight machines, free weights and a TRX frame
  • Climbing Centre with 40 ft. wall
  • 6 international squash courts
  • Studios and a multi-purpose room
  • Aquatic centre with a 25 metre, 8-lane salt water pool, diving board and hot tub
  • Outdoor soccer fields, tennis courts, and beach volleyball courts (subject to seasonal availability)
  • Change rooms with lockers, showers, steam room, and available towel service
Dining Services
  • The Table - cafeteria-style with fresh selections, various menu options, and weekly features
  • Jugo Juice - two locations on campus
  • Wykham House - food court operated by Student's Association with a variety of vendors
  • Tim Horton's
  • We Proudly Brew Starbucks Café
  • Garrison Station Café & Bistro
Additional Services
  • ATM services available at various locations across campus
  • Free campus-wide wireless internet
  • Car2Go designated parking stalls on campus