Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC
604-990-7810 | Website
The Capilano Performing Arts Theatre livens up the North Shore community with a variety of artistic programming, featuring professional and fledgling artists alike.
|Performing Arts Venue |||Performing Arts Center|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Getting There |||#28 Capilano University; #130 Capilano University|
|Cross Street |||Purcell Way and Cascade Drive|
|Mon. – Fri. 11:00AM – 4:00PM; Sat.: 12:00PM – 5:00PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 21, 2009
Nestled into the rainforest, Capilano Performing Arts Theatre draws over 20,000 patrons a year. When the curtain first went up in October 1997, the theatre’s goal was to showcase the work of students in the performing and visual arts program. Since then, the 372-seat theatre has expanded its role and grown to be an important venue among the community's artists. With each exhibition students remain integral to the production, whether on stage, at the front of the house, or behind the scenes. The generous-sized stage can open up into the large Main Stage, or transform into the more intimate On Stage. The well-designed theatre has fabulous acoustics and great sightlines. There's not a bad seat in the house!
Music for every taste
Programming at the Capilano Performing Arts Theatre offers something for everyone. Each season the theatre hosts several well-attended musical series, including the Cap Folk 'n' Roots series and the Cap Classical/Choral Series. Always a crowd pleaser, the Cap Jazz Series features some of today's best jazz musicians playing side-by-side with student performers. Patrons may come see a well-known Grammy award-winner and leave with a new-found favourite.
All the world's a stage
The Capilano Performing Arts Theatre conducts a theatre series comprised of six plays per season, a mixture of Arts Club Theatre productions and the school's own Exit 22 productions. The venue further expanded its horizons in 2008, with the addition of two new series: a Speaker’s Series, featuring people of inspiration, and a Film series showcasing the work of students in the Motion Picture Production Program.