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For decades, Pacific Theatre has regaled audiences with their productions featuring established as well as original acts. Some of their shows have featured well-known local theater artists and international ones too. Promoting theater that explores the spiritual side, their shows have always had powerful, thought-provoking performances, spectacular designs and interesting stories. Nestled in the notable Chalmer's Heritage Building, this 128-seat theater is one of Vancouver's only theater companies which produces an entire season on its own stage.
Home of the BC Lions, this massive, multi-purpose stadium was the host of the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. At the time of its construction in 1983, BC Place featured the world's largest air-supported dome. Following the 2010 Olympics, the stadium underwent renovations, opening 16 months later with a new retractable roof. Once more, the grand stadium garnered accolades from architects the world over for its magnanimous design and innovative features. The stadium's roof remains the largest of its kind in the world. Besides the BC Lions, the arena also hosts the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, and has been the venue of choice for numerous prestigious events, including the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The BC Sports Hall of Fame is a popular attraction at the site, a mecca of sorts for local sports fans. Concerts and other major events are also hosted here.
Once a warehouse area, this is now the city's newest shopping, high-tech and film industry district. Turn-of-the-century buildings that now house high-end furniture, home design and designer clothing retailers characterize the neighborhood, and it has become the favorite spot for film industry offices and shooting. Stick around and you might see a Hollywood star along the streets. Some of the city's best pubs and restaurants can also be found here. Great sips can be had at the Yaletown Brewing Co.
Initially opened in 1931 as a vaudeville and movie house, this Art Deco establishment is now under the management of the Arts Club Theatre. It is another testament to Vancouver's current cultural rejuvenation. The historic landmark seats 650 and is currently home to musicals, theater productions and comedies. The venue now has full bar service and is within walking distance to pre-theater and post-theater dining. There is ample parking in the surrounding residential streets. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
If you are looking for a small space to host meetings, workshops or to showcase your work, then choose the Studio 1398. It is housed on the third floor in the Festival House Building. It is multi-functional and can be used for various small scale events like conferences, rehearsals and theater shows.