Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

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The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is a stunning multiuse facility in Deer Lake Park. Elegant and flexible, Shadbolt is the perfect setting for your meetings, conferences, weddings, festivals and other special occasions.

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Banquets and weddings

The Atrium is the perfect choice for a wide variety of events. It has a gorgeous two-storey cathedral-style ceiling of Douglas fir and stonework walls. The park view lounge has a gas fireplace and stunning views of Deer Lake Park. Twenty-five-foot windows fill the space with natural light.

Capacity up to 200
Room size 365 sq. m (3,930 sq. ft.)
Note no kitchen available
Bookings 4-hour minimum

Studio 103 has a beautiful reception area for your gala dinners in the Atrium. The studio offers natural views, a gas burning fireplace, servery and a sound system. Studio 103 also has access to the plaza overlooking Deer Lake Park.

Capacity up to 120
(Up to 150: theatre-style configuration)
Room size 232 sq. m (2,500 sq. ft.)
Note no kitchen available
Bookings 4-hour minimum

This is one of our dance studios often used for small receptions or recitals. The studio has access to the plaza overlooking Deer Lake Park.

Capacity up to 70
Room size 130 sq. m (1,400 sq. ft.)
Note no kitchen available
Bookings 4-hour minimum

Theatre and performances

An intimate black box-style theatre equipped with modern technology. The theatre's removable raked seating allows for various stage configurations, including thrust, round and the traditional front view. Or, you can remove the seating entirely to allow for video and film shoots or special events.

Extensive equipment allows for creativity in sound and lighting design. Comfortable seating, excellent sightlines and the audience's proximity create an intimate environment for all types of performances. You must provide 2 volunteer ushers for your event.

Studio Theatre viewings are available by appointment and subject to availability.

Capacity 100-200
Measurements 12 m wide x 9 m deep (40 ft. x 30 ft.)

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This traditional proscenium theatre is an intimate space with unobstructed views. The theatre has a scene shop adjacent to the stage and plenty of dressing room space. The lobby is licensed and our Encores Café staff serves refreshments. You must provide 4 volunteer ushers for your event.

James Cowan Theatre viewings are available by appointment and subject to availability.

Capacity up to 285
Measurements 9 m wide x 12 m deep + 4 m deep apron (30 ft. x 40 ft. + 13 ft. deep apron)
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The Shadbolt is one of the most well-equipped dance facilities in the Lower Mainland. The centre has 5 separate studios with resilient foam-backed Tarkett floors. Each studio has a sound system and floor-to-ceiling mirrors.

Studio 200

Room size: 139.3 sq. m (1,500 sq. ft.)

Studio 201

Room size: 186 sq. m (2,000 sq. ft.)

Meetings and seminars

The Shadbolt has several rooms that are great for meetings and seminars. Studios 209 and 210 are ideal for smaller groups and have access to the exterior raised terrace overlooking Deer Lake Park.

Studio 104 is ideal for smaller groups on the main level. Studio 103 provides a perfect meeting experience with access to Deer Lake Park, a gas fireplace and parkland views.

  Capacity Room size
Studio 100/101 up to 100 163 sq. m (1,765 sq. ft.)
Studio 102 up to 70 130 sq. m (1,400 sq. ft.)
Studio 103 up to 120 22 sq. m (2,500 sq. ft.)
Studio 104 up to 25 79 sq. m (850 sq. ft.)
Studio 209 up to 25 70 sq. m (750 sq. ft.)
Studio 210 up to 15 51 sq. m (550 sq. ft.)
Things to remember:
  • All bookings (meetings/seminars) must be for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • You'll need liability insurance that you can purchase from the City.
  • Socan/Re:sound - If you use artists’ recordings at your event, the Copyright Board of Canada requires you to pay a tariff. Our allotment clerk will arrange the permitting and tariffs for an additional fee.

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