Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

  • 6265 Crescent Road
  • Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
  • Phone: 604.822.9197

Since its opening in spring 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its striking design and stellar acoustics. Artists, critics and patrons alike are unanimous in their praise of this multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America's premier performing arts centres.

A variety of performances and events are offered year-round, from classical recitals and jazz concerts, to avant-garde theatre and opera productions, to folk and world music. The Chan Centre presents a dynamic, annual series of performances featuring the best in roots, world and jazz artists today. 

Facility Info

  • Space Notes Telus Studio Theatre in the Chan building seats 100 or 150 standing
  • Theatre Capacity 1369

February 22, 2020

Come aboard for a voyage of discovery as Chor Leoni and Montreal's renowned early music collective La Nef unite to sing a program of hearty sea shanties, haunting laments, and rollicking songs of the sea. Collected from the age of great sailing ships and shared as oral tradition, these old songs with roots from America, Ireland, and the Caribbean will come alive on the Chan stage with players from Early Music Vancouver, La Nef and the voices of Chor Leoni. Saturday February 22, 2020 | 7:30pm Chan Centre for the… more

March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020

In 1802 Beethoven was overcome with depression as the irreversible nature of his deafness became undeniable. He wrote a “testament” to this fact, ending it with the insinuation he would end his life. Myth has it he then arose from his desk and launched into creating the passion and triumph of the Eroica Symphony. Brett Dean, conductor and violist, leads from the music stand both his own work, inspired by Beethoven’s testament, and the great 3rd Symphony. THE PRESENTATION OF THIS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, THROUGH… more

April 24, 2020

Friday April 24, 2020 | 8:00pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Rd, UBC, Vancouver Chor Leoni welcomes Ireland's M'ANAM and internationally acclaimed composer and director Michael McGlynn to VanMan for their Canadian debut. One of Ireland's most exciting new vocal ensembles, M'anam is the male choir offshoot of the legendary Irish choir, Anúna. Chor Leoni is thrilled to share the stage with M'anam for a collaborative and Celtic-infused opening to the 2020 VanMan Male Choral Summit. To purchase single… more

May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Rising Canadian mezzo Emily D’Angelo is the talk of the town. With Purcell and Handel she demonstrates her nimble technique and why the New York Classical Review calls her “the most promising performer of the day.” Led by VSO Concertmaster Nicholas Wright. THE PRESENTATION OF THIS SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE, IN PART, THROUGH THE GENEROUS ASSISTANCE OF THE CHAN ENDOWMENT FUND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. Friday, March 15th & Saturday, March 16th 2020 at 8:00pm Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver For… more

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