View from back of Tanna Hall, Schulich School of Music of McGill University

Tanna Schulich Hall

​Tanna Schulich Hall, opened in 2006, is a multipurpose venue located in McGill’s Elizabeth Wirth Music Building (formerly called the New Music Building). It is named after Tanna Schulich, a music lover and amateur violinist.

The 170 seat hall is technologically sophisticated, with wood panels that enhance the acoustics. It has a large reception area/lobby and green room and is commonly used as a concert, lecture and conference venue.


  • Tanna Hall is directly inside the main entrance of McGill University's Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, in downtown Montreal.
  • The Box Office is directly inside the main entrance of Strathcona Music Building, next door (see Pollack Hall directions). 
  • The two buildings are connected by a passerelle.


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 the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building. 

Box office:

  • From the 2nd floor of the Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, go through the passerelle to Strathcona Music Building. Once there, follow the signs to Pollack Hall.
  • Alternative route: There is a wheelchair entrance with ramp 30 metres east of the main entrance of Strathcona Music Building (555 Sherbrooke St. West). Once inside, follow signs to Pollack Hall via the elevator to the second floor.


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

Stage plan

Tanna Schulich Hall Stage Plan


  • 170 seats total

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

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


  • Large room available for musicians to warm up, with bathroom facilities.

Catering and receptions

  • The lobby is well suited for 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.

Basic stage and A/V equipment

  • 20 chairs and 20 music stands
  • Public address system (microphone and lectern)
  • Multi-media projector and screen
  • Sound board (16 inputs)
  • 6 table microphones
  • 2 hand-held microphones
  • 6 tables

Hall piano

  • Yamaha, 20015
    • No preparation of the action, strings, interior, etc. is permitted.

Booking or renting the hall

Tanna 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
  • Box Office and ticket sales support

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, 2019 to August 31, 2020. 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 (6 hours)

$1000 Monday-Friday

$1,325 Saturday-Sunday

Overtime (hourly rate)

$110 Monday-Friday

$135 Saturday-Sunday

Reception $225

Stage crew
(in accordance with item 7 “Operating Regulations”)

Stage manager Included in rental fee
Second stage manager (minimum 6 hours) $45 per hour
Stage hand (minimum 4 hours) $30 per hour
Live sound technician (minimum 4 hours) $30 per hour

Front of House staff
(in accordance with item 7 “Operating Regulations”)

2 ushers (for 4 hours) Included in rental fee
Ushers - overtime hours $30 per hour, per usher
Coat room attendant (minimum 4 hours) $30 per hour

Box Office
September to May (upon request, in advance),  June to August (pending availability)

Employee (minimum 3 hours) $30 per hour
Box Office Sales for Rentals With Ticket Sales
Includes one employee for 3 hours $235
Purchase in person on by phone $1.75 per ticket
Purchase online

Tickets up to $20: $0.50 + 10% per ticket

Tickets $20.01 and up: $0.50 + 8% per ticket

Tickets required by the lessee

$0.30 per complimentary ticket

$1.00 per subscription ticket on consignment

$1.75 per single ticket on consignment

Purchase by credit or debit card 4%
Printing of entire seating plan $300
Posting of event date/description on McGill website Included in rental rate
Concert recording
Formatted recording on CD $325
Rental (including one tuning) $300
Additional tuning $165
Touch-up $105
Piano technician on stand-by $185
Rental (including 2 tunings) $300
Moving (within same building) $150
Moving (to and from – between different locations) Fees as per Gagnier Transport
Portative organ
Rental (including one tuning) $300

Fees as per Gagnier Transport

Percussion and other instruments

Some percussion and other instruments are available

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

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