Panoramic view of Clara Hall, Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Clara Lichtenstein Hall

Clara Lichtenstein Hall (C-209), located in McGill's Strathcona Music Building, is the Schulich School of Music’s smallest recital venue. It was extensively renovated in 2014.

The 50 seat hall has a projector, a sound system and pianos. It is used as a small performance space for undergraduate chamber ensembles and jazz combos, as well as for doctoral colloquia, scholarly lectures and receptions.


Clara Hall is located on the 2nd floor (main level when using the front entrance) of McGill University's Strathcona Music Building, in downtown Montreal. 


  • 555 Sherbrooke Street West (rue Sherbrooke Ouest), between University Street (rue University) and Aylmer Street (rue Aylmer).
  • There is a statue of Queen Victoria on the front steps of the building. 

By metro or bus

  • McGill metro (green line): Take the University St. (rue University) exit. Walk north, up the small hill, one block to Sherbrooke St. Cross Sherbrooke St. and turn right. 
  • Bus 24 (Sherbrooke) stops in front of Strathcona Music Building. 


We do not have on-site parking for the public. On-street metered parking is available in the downtown core. For information about on-site parking permits, visit the McGill Parking website, or call 514-398-4559.


For hall accessibility information, please visit our Accessibility in Our Halls and Facilities page.

Technical specs

Floor plan and seating

  • Even floor, with no raised stage
  • Stackable/movable chairs
  • 50 seat capacity

Box Office and ticketing

  • There is no Box Office or ticket sales service for Clara Hall.

Parking/Loading dock

  • On-street parking with meters is available. Contact our Production Office (514-398-8993) for loading dock parking information.

Catering and receptions

  • Contact our Production Office (514-398-8993) for information. To serve alcohol, a liquor permit must be obtained from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux Québec (RAJC).

Hall pianos

  • The pianos in Clara Hall are tuned regularly.

Booking or renting the hall

Clara Hall is available for rental when not in use for educational purposes. We prioritize bookings in this order:

  1. Schulich School of Music students and faculty (educational purposes)
  2. Returning rental clients
  3. All other rental clients, please complete the PDF icon Event Booking Request Form for approval.

Additional services

  • Instrument rental
  • McGill website event listing

Contact us

Contact the Production Supervisor, johanne.froncioni [at] (Johanne Froncioni), at 514-398-8993 for more information or to inquire about availabilities.

Rental rates

Rates are valid from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. Applicable taxes, including Quebec Sales Tax (QST) and Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST), are not included in the rates below.

Rental fee
Basic rental fee (3 hours)

$400 Monday-Friday

$800 Saturday-Sunday

Overtime (hourly rate)

$85 Monday-Friday

$130 Saturday-Sunday

Reception $215

Stage crew

Stage manager (minimum 3 hours) $42 per hour
Stage hand (minimum 3 hours) $27 per hour
Front of House staff
Usher $27 per hour
Posting of event date/description on McGill website Included in rental rate
Rental (Clara Lichtenstein Hall pianos are tuned regularly) Included in rental rate

Piano tuning is included in the rental rate

Additional tuning



Rental (including 2 tunings) $230
Moving (within same building) $140
Moving between different locations Fees as per Gagnier Transport
Other instruments

Some other instruments may be available

johanne.froncioni [at] (Contact us for pricing/availability)