Vancouver

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

Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd 2019 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart was arguably history’s greatest composer, and hearing his final three symphonies performed together in one concert is a transcendent musical experience and a unique insight into one of the greatest creative geniuses the world has ever known. For tickets and more information please visit… more

Friday, March 22nd & Saturday, March 23rd 2019 Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver VSO Music Director Otto Tausk presents a unique and fascinating concert perfectly suited to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Mozart was arguably history’s greatest composer, and hearing his final three symphonies performed together in one concert is a transcendent musical experience and a unique insight into one of the greatest creative geniuses the world has ever known. For tickets and more information please visit… more

Thursday, March 28th at 8pm (Bell Performing Arts Centre) & Saturday, March 30th at 8pm (Orpheum Theatre) Former VSO Associate Conductor Tania Miller makes her welcome return, conducting a major Mozart symphony, and Schumann’s great Classical sym-phony, Symphony No. 2. Hailed as “the soul of the guitar,” Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas has become known as the great guitarist of his generation. He plays the most famous and beloved classical work for guitar, Rodrigo’s rich, evocative, beautiful Concierto de… more

July 30, 2019 - August 9, 2019

The Vancouver Bach Festival is one of the largest festivals of its type in North America and runs this year from July 30 – August 9, 2019 . It is a superb series of concerts featuring guest artists from all over the world. Concerts are held downtown at Christ Church Cathedral and at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on the UBC campus. Tuesday, July 30th - Friday, August 9th 2019 Christ Church Cathedral & Chan Centre for the Performing Arts , Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit here… more

October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019

“A seamless cantabile and sonic glow that constantly beguile the senses.” — BBC Music Magazine You haven’t heard oboe till you’ve heard Albrecht Mayer, principal of the Berlin Philharmonic. He leads this delightful concert as both soloist and conductor. Prepare to rediscover the oboe in some wonderful classical repertoire. 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, October 25th & Saturday… more

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019

“...extrovert and red-blooded… a rich drama of dynamic contrasts.” — Gramophone Ton Koopman, one of the most sought after keyboardists, conductors and Bach interpreters in the world, comes to Vancouver to deliver a veritable masterclass in the baroque with Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos and the famous “Air on the G string” from Orchestral Suite No. 3. 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… more

December 20, 2019 - December 21, 2019

Let Federico Maria Sardelli, a unique musical personality and one of the world’s leading authorities on Vivaldi, take you back in time to hear the Venetian master in a whole new light. Friday, December 20th & Saturday, December 21st 2019 at 8:00pm Chan Centre For The Performing Arts, Vancouver For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca… 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

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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