About Us

Formerly a primary school, The Lantern has a range of facilities that can accommodate a variety of programs and events. Revenues from our room rentals are used solely to help cover operational costs and subsidize peer support and community groups that are unable to pay. If you have a program or event that helps build community, then you'll find space at The Lantern too!

What We Offer

  • All your presentation needs: projectors, screens, mics, flipcharts
  • Accessible event space and washrooms
  • Banquet tables, chairs and tablecloths plus space for food preparation and storage for DIY or catered meals and tea breaks
  • Free internet access throughout the building

Bonavista | $60/hour

Our largest and most versatile space, the Bonavista is used for gala dinners, fundraisers, graduations, theatrical productions, community celebrations and much more. This accessible event space also features an assistive listening system.  

4,130 sq ft / 130 people

Bacalhao | $30/hour

The Bacalhao is used frequently for presentations, nonprofit AGMs, workshops, dinners, and more. With a certified kitchen attached, it is also a perfect space for catering events in the Bonavista just across the hallway.

1,040 sq ft / 50 people

Cape Spear | $25/hour

Our Cape Spear can be arranged to accommodate workshops and presentations or cleared out for yoga or dance rehearsals. This space also conveniently has a little kitchenette attached.

550 sq ft / 30 people

Point Amour | $25/hour

With a carpeted floor, the Point Amour is a versatile open space, great for yoga, meditation or exercise classes. It can also be set up for classroom style trainings and seminars. 

620 sq ft / 35 people

Lamaline | $25/hour

Equipped with a boardroom table and chairs, this is an excellent space for smaller meetings. It also contains our 3,000+ book collection - any of which can be checked out for free!

525 sq ft / 20 people

Fort Amherst | $25/hour

Our Fort Amherst room has a central table arrangement, ideal for board or committee meetings, peer support groups, roundtables and planning discussions.  

320 sq ft / 16 people

Kitchen | $20/hour

Our licensed kitchen features two electric ranges, two top-freezer refrigerators and an array of cooking equipment and catering supplies. It is ideal for catering events in our Bonavista or Bacalhao spaces, or preparing food for retail, conducting cooking workshops, or organizing family dinners. 

Rose Blanche

The Rose Blanche is perfect for private counseling, quiet conversation, reflection, meditation or prayer. It provides a cozy and calming atmosphere with comfortable seating, soft lighting, and a small book collection. The Rose Blanche is currently unavailable for rentals.  Please call us for alternate space options.

Lantern Parking

There are 18 parking spaces in The Lantern's parking lot, including 1 accessible parking spot. Street parking is available along Barnes Rd in front of the building (except during winter months Dec-Mar). Overflow parking may be available in the Basilica parking lot upon request.

If you are in the Basilica parking lot facing toward the Basilica, you will find a short path in the far right corner that will take you directly to The Lantern parking lot. There is a sign on the far right hand corner of Presentation Convent pointing to The Lantern. 


35 Barnes Road

St. John's, NL A1C 3 X1

T: (709) 753 - 8760

E: information@thelantern.ca


Monday - Friday

9:00am - 5:00pm