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The Spire

82 Sydenham St. Kingston Ontario
since 1852
A notable Kingston landmark in the heart of the city for over 160 years.

The Spire is an anchor heritage building and venue in the historic “Old Sydenham Heritage Conservation District” in downtown Kingston, built by the Methodists in 1851. For generations it has been a place where community members have gathered to worship as well as to receive support, sing, learn, rehearse, perform and attend concerts.

Every week over 1,200 Kingstonians use The Spire to create music, to plan programs, to find counsel, and to gather for learning and support.

The Performance Hall at The Spire

The Performance Hall at The Spire is Kingston’s undiscovered venue in the heart of the downtown! A 5,600 sq. ft. adaptable and flexible space, The Spire is ideal for professional and community performances. Seating for 700 people in this intimate hall will ensure the success of your event.

The Spire is home to additional performance spaces including a large hall, with a stage and sound system, that can seat apprx. 200, and a smaller hall that can fit apprx. 80 people. The facility is home to two commercially designated kitchens, and has offices, and a meeting conference room available for rentals.
Open / Operational
Music Venue Rehearsal Space Recording Studio / Producer / Engineer Miscellaneous Venue is part of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area

Venue Specs

Venue FormatChurch
Liquor LicenseLicensed (minors allowed)
Capacity Notes/DetailsCan squeeze in 750 but need additional ushers.
Has StageYes
Rental RatesPlease contact
Rental / Usage Restrictions
Has Sound / LightingYes
Soundsystem DetailsMeyer CAL (Column Array Loudspeaker) System with four Meyer USW-210P Subwoofers, Allen & Heath SQ-6 Audio Console, Stage Right Stage Box, 2 QSC K12 monitors with stands upon request.
Lighting / Projector Specs4 Lustr+ Series 3 S4 LEDs. ETC Element 2 lighting board.
Venue StaffingAvailable (Optional)
Staffing NotesA house manager is provided with performance hall rentals. Additional staff, including technicians, can be hired upon request.
Other EquipmentLive Stream Equipped Camera and Streaming System. Two fixed, joystick controlled cameras, one mobile camera. Please contact for more information.

Mics and Audio
4 x SM 58, 4 x SM 57, 1 x SM 55, 2 x SM 81, 1 x e914, 1 x SM137.
4 x DPA 4097 with dedicated tall boom stands, 2 x DPA piano instrument mics (piano mounted).
8 Transmitter QLX-D Wireless Mic System. Two Beta5aA Wireless Handheld Vocal Mics, 6 Wireless Belt Packs.
4 Earworn headset mics (Point Source and Countryman)
2 Wooden Lecturns
6 Boom Mic Stands

2 Stand Alone Mobile Projection Screens
1 Small Presentation Projector

Community Events

venue Past Posters

venue Articles

Earth Day at The Spire
Featuring a presentation by underwater explorer Jill Heinerth in the historic performance hall.
Author: Rob Howard
Entertaining: Same operation, new location as Embassy Live Music Cafe returns
Popular weekly alcohol-free live music event relocates to The Spire in downtown Kingston.
Author: Peter Hendra
Published by: The Kingston Whig Standard


Address82 Sydenham St.

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