In Downtown Vancouver, Scotiabank Dance Centre is a spacious venue with 6 studios: five of which are naturally lit, and mirror-walled, and one is a black box studio. Workshops, classes, rehearsals, performances, shoots etc. can be held here. Besides changing rooms and showers at the venue, the center offers laundry and kitchen facilities as well. It's an effort to promote artists and their innovations in the art of dance and introduce patrons to the ever changing world of art. Check website for more details.
After closing its doors in the mid-1990s amid protests from patrons and famous musicians, the recently refurbished and re-opened ballroom is making a bouncy comeback. Its dance floor lies atop tires that make everyone move. The 990-capacity venue, located in downtown, has a history of amazing performances ranging from Dizzy Gillespie and Tina Turner to Nirvana and the Clash, along with modern artists like Stereolab and the Flaming Lips. Its location in the entertainment hub makes it a perfect place to see a show before going clubbing. Call ahead for current event details.
Housed within The Cultch, the Vancity Culture Lab is the city's best blackout room. With easily changeable backdrops, this venue is perfect for concerts, productions as well live events. The C-Labs as it is nicknamed has the most comfortable seating with light weight comfy chairs. The audio systems are acoustic and excellent in clarity; the lighting too reflects beautifully on the black background. Check the website for more information and a list of upcoming events.