Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver Venue

Since its opening in spring 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its striking design and stellar acoustics. Artists, critics and patrons alike are unanimous in their praise of this multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America's premier performing arts centres. Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan Centre's distinct, cylindrical shape has become a noted landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc panels, complementing the building's verdant surroundings. A glass corona set atop the roof further enhances its reflective quality, while subtle outdoor lighting illuminates the neighbouring walkways and towering trees. Inside, the Chan Centre boasts three unique venues: the superb Chan Shun Concert Hall; the flexible Telus Studio Theatre; and the intimate Royal Bank Cinema. The spectacular glass lobby faces a mature evergreen forest and outdoor patio.

Chan Sun Concert Hall: approx 1189 ppl seated.

Telus Studio Theatre: 275 ppl seated.

Royal Bank Cinema: 160 ppl seated.

Glass Lobby: 120 ppl seated or 500 ppl reception.

Great Performers Lounge: 65 ppl seated or 80 ppl reception.

Type Theatres


Neighbourhood West Point Grey

Maximum Capacity 1000

Number of Spaces 5

Event Space Indoors Only

6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver