Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Welcome to our award-winning facility

Explore upcoming live performances and festivals, register for an arts program or book a room for an event.

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is an award-winning, multi-purpose community arts facility in beautiful Deer Lake Park. The building is named after acclaimed painter Jack Shadbolt and his wife Doris Shadbolt—curator, author and art educator. 

Starting September 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required for certain activities, in accordance with Provincial Health Order. Please allow additional time to confirm vaccine status. Thank you for your patience.

What's on

Shadbolt offers various programs, theatre performances and festivals. You can also book the venue for conferences, recitals, weddings and other events. It's the perfect place to become involved in arts and culture, volunteer at a festival or special event or catch up with friends over coffee at the Encores Cafe.

Facility features

Shadbolt offers various programs, theatre performances and festivals. You can also book the venue for conferences, recitals, weddings and other events. It's the perfect place to become involved in arts and culture, volunteer at a festival or special event or catch up with friends over coffee at the Encores Cafe.

In the mood to make some art? You can order all your art supplies from our shop.

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Pick from a variety of unique and exciting events and exhibitions.

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A cozy coffee bar perfect for meeting friends over a quick bite or some delicious coffee.

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Parking

There are four designated parking stalls provided. Three spaces are located in the north parking lot which is accessed from Deer Lake Avenue and one space is located in the south underground lot.

Entry/Interior Access

Access to all areas is provided by elevator, ramp or level entry. Automatic doors are located at the east and west entrances. There are twelve accessible seats available in the front row of James Cowan Theatre, with indoor access from the side of the theatre. The upstairs studios in Mather House are not wheelchair accessible.

Washrooms

There are wheelchair accessible washrooms on all floors of Shadbolt Centre, and on the first floor of Mather House.

Note

  • Assistive listening devices for persons with hearing-related disabilities are available at both the James Cowan Theatre and the Studio Theatre.

Staff directory

Contact Name Phone Number Email
Art services manager David Jordan 604-205-3019 [email protected]
Box office   604-205-3000 [email protected]aby.ca
Ceramics Rebecca Nowosad 604-205-3012 [email protected]
Client services supervisor Beth Southwell 604-205-3021 [email protected]
Community arts Lia Miller 604-205-3013 [email protected]
Dance Salome Nieto 604-205-3007 [email protected]
Facility rental Marilyn Chitticks 604-205-3020 [email protected]
Fine arts coordinator Tanya Rankin 604-205-3002 [email protected]
Music/media arts Mark Vescovi 604-205-3011 [email protected]
Office supervisor Lisa Patek 604-205-3006 [email protected]
Recreation programmer Caragh Robinsmith 604-205-3043 [email protected]
Special events officer Lois Dawson 604-205-3003 [email protected]
Technical services coordinator Suseh Nievares 604-205-3022 [email protected]
Theatre and facility services coordinator Cory Philley 604-205-3041 [email protected]
Theatre/literary arts Joel DeStefano 604-205-3015 [email protected]
Theatre production coordinator Gregg Steffensen 604-205-3036 [email protected]
Visual arts Marianne Otterstrom 604-205-3015 [email protected]

Visitor Information

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Contact Us

General inquiries
604-297-4440
Email
[email protected]

Address:

6450 Deer Lake Ave
Burnaby BC Canada
V5G 2J3

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Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Public transit

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Parking

Free parking at the Centre includes 70 underground stalls and 130 surface stalls at the north end of the building. Some stalls are designated for those with parking permits only.

There are 4 accessible stalls—3 in the north parking lot which can be accessed from Deer Lake Ave and 1 in the south underground lot. Street parking is also available on Deer Lake Ave.

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-7:30 pm
Friday, 9:00 am-6:30 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Registration available until 1 hour before closing.

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