Redpath Hall, McGill University

Redpath Hall

Redpath Hall, located on McGill's downtown campus, was originally the reading room of Redpath Library. It was repurposed in 1952 and is now used for ensemble and solo performances as well as campus events.

The 300 seat hall has a green room and movable chairs. It houses a French Classical style organ built by Hellmuth Wolff and installed in 1981.


Redpath Hall is near McTavish Street on McGill's lower campus, in downtown Montreal.


  • 3461 McTavish Street (rue McTavish). The entrance is within the campus, past the McTavish gates.

By metro or bus

  • Peel metro (green line): Walk north on Tour Scotia. Turn left on McTavish. Go through the McTavish gates on the right side of the street. Redpath Hall is to the right, next to Redpath and McLennan Libraries.
  • Bus 24 (Sherbrooke): Exit at the corner of Mansfield Street (rue Mansfield). Walk west on Sherbrooke Street (rue Sherbrooke) to McTavish St. and turn right. Go through the McTavish gates on the right side of the street. Redpath Hall is to the right.


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.

McGill University building code



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

Technical specs

Stage plan

PDF icon Redpath_Stage_Placement.pdf


  • 300 seat capacity
  • Movable chairs

Box Office and ticketing

  • Complete ticket sales service accepting Visa, MasterCard and debit cards (no cash).
  • The Box Office is open from September to April. Option for 24/7 ticket sales online.

Parking/Loading dock

  • There is metered on-street parking near the lower campus. Vehicle access to the campus is limited. Contact our Production Office (514-398-8993) for information.


  • Large room available for musicians to warm up, with bathroom facilities.
  • No piano.

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).


  • Available upon request.

Hall piano

  • Steinway, Hambourg 1985 (Lied)
    • No preparation of the action, strings, interior, etc. is permitted.

Booking or renting the hall

Redpath Hall is available for rental when not in use for educational purposes.

Concert bookings are managed by the Schulich School of Music. 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 PDF icon Event Booking Request Form, for approval.

Non-concert events are managed by McGill University's Office of Student Housing and Hospitality.

  • McGill affiliated clients (students and faculty members): Book the hall for non-concert events online.
  • External clients: Book the hall for non-concert events by email (permits.residences [at] or phone (514-398-7687).

Additional services

  • Instrument rental
  • McGill website event listing
  • Box Office and ticket sales support

Contact us

  • For concerts: Contact the Production Supervisor,johanne.froncioni [at] ( Johanne Froncioni), at 514-398-8993 for more information or to inquire about availabilities.
  • For other special events: Contact McGill's Events & Permits Administrator at 514-398-7687 if you need assistance.

Rental rates (concerts/receptions)

The following rates are valid from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2024.
Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) as well as the Quebec Sales Tax (QST) will be charged in accordance to the law.


Redpath Hall $1,900.00
Overtime (hourly rate; over 6 hrs) $200.00

Reception – upon request, in advance and pending approval (East Lounge – for a maximum of 2 hours)


Projector and screen installation/use (pending approval/availability)


Weekdays- Maximum 12 hours $1,200.00
Weekends - Maximum 12 hours $2,100.00
Weekdays- Maximum 6 hours $900.00
Weekends - Maximum 6 hours $1,300.00


STAFFING – (in accordance with item 7 “Operating Regulations”) AMOUNT

Special event staffing fee


Operations manager (hourly rate)


Stage manager


Second stage manager (hourly rate – minimum 6 hours)


Stage hand (hourly rate – minimum 4 hours)


Lead live sound technician (hourly rate – minimum 4 hours)


Live sound technician (hourly rate – minimum 4 hours)


Assistant Recording Tech (Recording Proj) $40.00
Webcast Facilitator $55.00
Webcast Technician $45.00

Event staffers (maximum of 4) – (the number of event staffers hired will be in accordance with security regulations for a maximum of 4 hours per event staffer)

Included in rental

Event staffer (s) (extra event staffer or overtime – hourly rate, above 4 hours, per event staffer


Coat room attendant (hourly rate – minimum 4 hours) (upon request and pending availability)


Box Office employee – hourly rate (upon request, in advance and pending availability)


Security/porter (hourly rate – minimum 4 hours) – subject to change


Porter/Security (when buildings are closed) $700.00

Piano (Steinway)


  • Rental (including one tuning)


  • Rental (not including tuning)
  • Additional tuning


  • Touch-up


  • Piano technician on stand-by (for concerts)


  • Piano technician on stand-by for (rec. sessions)



  • Rental (including two tunings)


  • Moving (to and from – in the same building)


  • Moving (to and from – between different locations)

According to transport company

Wolff Organ (with authorization)  
Rental (including one tuning) $375.00
Rental (including one tuning) $250.00

Portative organ (pending approval/availability)


  • Rental (including one tuning)


  • Moving (to and from)

According to transport company

Percussion(with authorization)- NOT AVAILABLE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS


Bass Drum $55.00
Timpani (set of 4) $175.00
Timpani (unit price) $55.00
Marimba (five octave) $185.00
Small marimba $135.00
Vibraphone $105.00
Xylophone $75.00
Crotales $75.00 (per octave)
Glock $55.00
Chimes $125.00
Tom-tom $30.00
Conga and Bongo per instrument $40.00
Tam-tam $45.00
Moving (to and from) per student $140.00
Box Office Services (1 employee includedto work BO at concert)   $275.00
Publicity - posting of the event on the School's website Included in hall rental rate
Concert Audio Recording   $375.00
One-touch audio   $30.00
One-touch video   $70.00
Parking Passes - Weekdays   $24.00
Parking Passes - Evenings & Weekends   $14.00

McGill University official usage guidelines

Redpath Hall, located on the downtown campus (3461 McTavish), has been under the management of the Faculty of Music since June 1, 1986, to be primarily used as a teaching and performance facility of the Schulich School of Music. This concert hall accommodates approximately 300 people. The purpose of these guidelines is to outline the conditions of use for the facility, by the Schulich School of Music and other University groups and external parties.

Jurisdiction and Control

The day-to-day jurisdiction of Redpath Hall is the responsibility of the Dean of the Schulich School of Music, under the general control of the Vice-President (Administration and Finance). Please note that these guidelines are periodically reviewed and revised as necessary.

Schulich School of Music Usage

The Schulich School of Music is the primary user of the Redpath Hall facility and as such, must approve all proposed music events. Under normal circumstances during the academic session from September to May, the Schulich School of Music requires access to and use of Redpath Hall a significant portion of the time. In addition to teaching and rehearsal requirements, the Schulich School of Music normally presents approximately 100 concerts every session. Scheduling for the usage of the Hall is the responsibility of the Department of Communications and Production under the authority of the Dean of the Schulich School of Music.

Special Events

All University groups (departments/faculties/units and registered student societies) and external parties who would like to use Redpath Hall for special events should contact the Special Events Administrator at 514-398-5433.


It is recognized that the requirements of the Schulich School of Music are extensive and take priority. Nevertheless, the University is dependent on Redpath Hall with respect to public relations and for revenue; thus, usage by outside groups should be encouraged. Scheduling concert rentals in Redpath Hall is the responsibility of the Production Supervisor under the authority of the Department of Communications and Production.

Music Recordings

Redpath Hall may be rented for recordings with or without the Schulich School of Music's equipment and technicians. The scheduling is under the jurisdiction of the Production Supervisor at 514-398-8993.

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