Visiting the Registry
There are a broad variety of different events one is likely to see at The Registry, from community presentations to professional music, dance, and theatre productions, to film festivals, cultural gatherings, municipal information sessions, and everything in between! Here are a few useful bits of information to bear in mind when visiting us at The Registry Theatre:
REGISTRY PRESENTS vs RENTERS
Some events at The Registry Theatre are presented by the theatre itself, while others are presented by renters/community partners. In the case of the former, all tickets can be purchased through the Centre in the Square box office. In the case of the latter, tickets sales and front of house are organised and administered by the renter/community partner; we advise you to contact them directly, and are happy to help put you in touch with them!
While the theatre does have it’s own parking lot, there is only space for 3-5 vehicles; this area is typically reserved for theatre employees, artists, and renters.
The Regional lot adjacent The Registry is available for free public parking after 5 pm on week days and all day Saturday and Sunday.
Parking is now available in the new underground parking garage on Queen St South, next to the Kitchener Library. $3 for two hours, $1.50 for every additional half hour, and the all-day maximum is $13. On nights when there is an event at the Centre in the Square there is a flat fee of $7. PLEASE NOTE: This garage closes at 10pm. After hours access is available at the Ahrens Street entrance. To access this entrance, turn left after exiting the main theatre doors, then left again between the police station and the municipal administration building. Press the security call button beside the door to be buzzed in.
Metered street parking is available on Roy and Ahrens Streets (off Weber, across from KPL).
City of Kitchener parking options (find the lots mentioned below on this map):
- Lot 2, at Queen Street and Goudies Lane, is free after 6pm
- Lot 14, accessible from Frederick Street or Queen Street by the Centre in the Square, is free after 6pm UNLESS there is an event at the Centre, in which case there is a flat fee of $7
*Special thanks to Kathleen Sheehy of Lost & Found Theatre for compiling parking information
Grand River Transit Route 8 stops at Queen and Weber, right around the corner from the theatre.
Dining before the show? The Registry Theatre would like to recommend the Three Kretans Greek restaurant directly across the street from the theatre (you are welcome to leave your car in their parking lot during the show after dining with them), and Exclamation, located at the corner of Frederick and Duke (show your Registry Theatre Presents ticket stub to receive 10% off your bill!).
The Registry Theatre is fully accessible for persons using mobility assistance devices. Please contact us to coordinate the details of your visit and/or alert the Front of House staff that you require the use of the elevator.