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Visitor Information

Closed For Public Use Until Further Notice

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is open for program participants only. The facility will remain closed for public use. 

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Below you will find information on:

Hours of Operation & Main Contacts

General Inquiries  

604-297-4440 or 

Office Hours  

Monday-Friday:           9am-5pm
Saturday:                     Closed
Sunday:                       Closed
Registration available one hour prior to closing

Mailing Address  

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
6450 Deer Lake Avenue Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 | Map

Box Office  

604-205-3000 or

Box Office Hours  

Monday-Friday         12noon-3pm
Saturday                   12noon-4pm
Sunday                      Closed

Facility Rental   604-205-3020

Staff Directory

Getting to the Shadbolt

Get directions to the Shadbolt — check out this Map or read below.

    By Car

    • From Highway #1 Westbound:
      Take exit #33. Proceed to stop sign and turn left onto Kensington South. Proceed to lights and turn left onto Canada Way. Get in right lane immediately and turn right onto Deer Lake Avenue. (Burnaby Village Museum is on right corner). Keep to the right and wind around Deer Lake Avenue until you see “Shadbolt Centre for the Arts”.
    • From Highway #1 Eastbound
      Take exit #33, bear right onto Kensington and proceed to the lights at Canada Way. Turn left onto Canada Way and immediately get in right lane to turn right at next lights onto Deer Lake Ave. The Burnaby Village Museum is on the right. Keep right and wind around Deer Lake Ave. until you see a sign on the left that says “Shadbolt Centre for the Arts” .
    • From Canada Way Eastbound
      Turn right at Deer lake Parkway. Proceed south to second set of lights at Deer Lake Ave. and turn left. Proceed up the hill past Burnaby Art Gallery on the right. Watch for the green “Shadbolt Centre for the Arts” sign on the right .
    • From Canada Way Westbound 
      Turn left onto Deer Lake Ave. (Gas station and Burnaby Village Museum are on the corners; note that on the north side of Canada Way this is Sperling Ave.) Stay to the right and wind around Deer Lake Ave. until you see the tall green “Shadbolt Centre for the Arts” sign on the left. 

    By Bus / Skytrain

    Contact Translink at 604-953-3333 or click on “Trip Planner” at


    • Free parking at the Centre includes 70 underground stalls and 130 surface stalls at the north end of the building. Note that some stalls are designated for those with parking permits.
    • Street parking available on Deer Lake Avenue
    • After business hours, additional free parking areas available at the Burnaby Village Museum, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby City Hall (Located on east side of Deer Lake Parkway between Canada Way and Deer Lake Ave) and City  Hall West Building (enter from east side of Deer Lake Parkway between Canada Way and Deer Lake Avenue). Parking in these areas only permitted on weekends and after 5pm on weekdays. 

    Note: Extremely limited parking in the immediate vicinity during festival and other large scale Deer Lake Park events. Please plan accordingly or consider using alternate methods of transportation. 

    wheelchair Accessibility Information 


    • 4 designated parking stalls available (3 located in the north parking lot which is accessed from Deer Lake Avenue, and one located in the south underground lot)

    Entry/Interior Access:

    • Access to all areas provided by elevator or level entry 
    • Automatic doors located at the east and west entrances 
    • 12 accessible seats available in the front row of James Cowan Theatre 
    • Assistive listening devices for persons with hearing-related disabilities are available at both the James Cowan Theatre and the Studio Theatre 
    • Festivals and events taking place outside on the grounds surrounding Shadbolt are wheelchair accessible 
    • Upstairs studios in Mather House are not wheelchair accessible
    • For accessibility information for arts program spaces, please reach out to


    • Wheelchair accessible washrooms on all floors of Shadbolt Centre, and on the first floor of Mather House