|Performing Arts Venue |||Concert Hall|
|Payment |||Cheque, Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||West Vancouver|
|Getting There |||Transit: #251|
|Cross Street |||15 Street|
|Box Office: Monday – Friday: 10AM-2PM, also open one hour before each performance|
Profile Last Updated: April 03, 2009
The Kay Meek Centre is West Vancouver's first facility devoted exclusively to the performing arts. Since the facility was years in the making, it's fitting that the Kay Meek Centre boasts an attractive, modern design and numerous facilities. The Centre hosts a range of events, and its two theatres, one with seating for 500, the other with room for 200, are designed to accommodate that variety. Boasting separate lobbies, dressing rooms, green rooms and a concession, the Kay Meek Centre is a venue designed with vision.
Philanthropy in Action
The completion and success of Kay Meek Centre are thanks to the building's namesake, Kay Meek, a West Vancouver resident who emigrated from England. It was thanks to her donations of over one million dollars that an arts trust was formed, which eventually planned the creation and now oversees the management of the present venue. The first public performance was held in 2004, shortly before Kay Meek's passing, and the Centre held its grand opening performances in 2005.
Wide Range of Programming
Today, a wide range of artistic and cultural events are hosted at the Kay Meek Centre. Both local, national, and international performances can be seen, depending on the evening. Events may be a screening showcasing foreign and Canadian films and documentaries, a theatrical productions from a group like the Playhouse Theatre Company, or an orchestra such as the Canadian Brass.