Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre-Media Centre





The BMO Digital Studio can be used for safe, socially distanced:

  • Capture and streaming of theatre, music and dance performances
  • Remote conferences and panel sessions  
  • Seminars, lectures, training and workshops  
  • Special events, announcements, fundraisers

The BMO Digital Studio can be accessed at subsidized rates by:

  • Local arts and cultural organizations
  • Arts-adjacent organizations (funders, service orgs)
  • Independent artists
  • Educational institutions

Bookings can be made on a daily or weekly basis to a maximum of two weeks (based on 8-hour days, 40-hour weeks).

Access to the space includes two qualified IATSE technicians. The BMO Digital Studio complies with all current Public Health guidelines and as those guidelines change, our access and use policies will evolve.  

Royal MTC wants to ensure that this highly-subsidized space is available to support a range of organizations and artists; where possible, priority will be given to programs and artists from underserved communities in an effort to address and overcome ongoing systemic barriers in the Canadian theatre ecology.

How does it work?

Talk to our Technical team to see if this is right for you. We’ll look at:

  • Optimal dates (booked by the day)
  • Recording or streaming
  • Other technical needs
  • Crew requirements

Users are responsible to provide their own presentation platform (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Users are responsible to supply a USB Hard Drive to transfer media from recordings (minimum 500GB HDD).

  • We will help set up connections.

Users are responsible for acquiring all rights and permissions for any content they produce.

Users are responsible for following all safety protocols and any capacity limits set by Royal MTC.

Use of the BMO Digital Studio includes the work of two qualified technicians to ensure safe set-up of set, lighting and sound assets.

BMO Digital Studio: Software

  • Wirecast
  • Multiple streams
  • 5-layer video mixer
  • 7 guest host capability
  • Multi in/out
  • Graphic overlays
  • Program record and ISO record
  • StreamYard is supported.

BMO Digital Studio: Digital Hardware


  • x4 – 1080 Sony HVRA1U with HDMI converter for 1080p
  • x4 – Full tripods with fluid heads
  • x1 – Set of wheels for tripod
  • x1 – Tenveo 1080p PTZ camera


  • 1 Jib arm extends to 8ft – available upon request


  • Blackmagic ATEM Mini EXTREME ISO 8 camera switcher with preview output

Onstage monitors

BMO Digital Studio: Theatre Hardware  


  • 1 theatrical lighting plot already hung and focused with existing pre-set looks
  • Cyc background or black traveller


  • Main desk can handle 12 inputs, 6 outputs (Mackie ProFx 12v3)
  • Q-lab 4
  • Multichannel Audio recording available upon request


  • Stage opening with thrust: 32’-0” W
  • Stage depth from DS of thrust to Cyc: 29’-0”
  • Backstage SL length and width of available space (without props storage needed) – 23’1” W x 20’-8” D
  • Backstage SR length and width of available space (without props storage needed) – 17’-6” W x 20’8” D
  • Stage floor to grid – 14’-3” H
  • Stage floor to I Beam – 12’-4” H
  • Drawings available
  • Cyc and black traveller for US


  • Lectern
  • Selection of furniture, rugs and table to quickly create a look

BMO Digital Studio: What’s not included

We don’t offer post editing, but we can provide you with both studio and iso recording from each camera so you can edit the content as you wish.

For further information, please contact Christine Corthey at


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