Room Bookings

The Media Commons has two rooms that may be booked for film screenings or classroom use:

Both rooms feature:

  • HD projectors and surround sound systems
  • Playback support for Blu-ray/DVD and streaming sources
  • Lectern with laptop (users can also connect their own devices via HDMI or USB-C)
  • 16mm film projection (available by request)

About Booking

  • Booking requests may be submitted via email to
  • Bookings are available weekdays from 9am-10pm. Rooms are not bookable on weekends.
  • Rooms are only bookable for U of T students, faculty, and staff with an active TCard.
  • Please include a brief description of your event in your booking request (e.g. the film you're screening, any applicable course information, the student group/club hosting the screening, etc.). Your event will be displayed on the monitor outside the Media Commons entrance.
  • Please submit booking requests at least three business days prior to your proposed event.
  • Booking periods may be one to three hours. Longer bookings may be approved on a case by case basis.
  • Food is not permitted in the screening room or theatre. Water and covered drinks are OK.
  • All film screenings must be admission-free and copyright compliant.

NOTE: When booking courses in the screening room and theatre, priority is given to those with screening components.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge admission for my event?

No. Our facilities are free to anyone with an active TCard. If you are fundraising, you may encourage your guests to donate funds in advance, but access to the rooms cannot be sold directly.

Can I bring/invite visitors to my event who do not have a TCard?

While an active TCard is required to access Robarts, arrangements may be made for external visitors attending special events. Please contact Media Commons staff in advance to request access for attendees who do not have a TCard (access not guaranteed).

Can I serve food or snacks at my event?

No. In order to keep our shared spaces clean and ready for the next class/event, we ask that visitors only bring water or covered drinks.

Can I host a party or social gathering in the screening room or theatre?

No. The screening room and theatre are for admission-free film screenings or classroom use.

Can I use the screening room or theatre as a group study space?

No. If you are looking for a group study space on campus, there are many options listed here.

Can alumni book a room?

Users with active alumni library cards are welcome to submit booking requests.

Updated May 14, 2024