Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3G9
Bringing the best of theatre to the local community.
|Performing Arts Venue |||Performing Arts Center|
|Neighbourhood |||North Vancouver|
|Getting There |||#239, 246, Seabus|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
Presentation House Theatre has been a premier provider of theatrical programming on the North Shore for over 25 years, offering an experience that is intimate, friendly and entertaining. As the most established theatre venue on the North Shore, the theatre is an inviting space that presents a dynamic and diverse mix of performances and facilitates the development of the performing arts throughout the community. It is ideally situated only four blocks from the Lonsdale Quay and nestled in the heart of the Lower Mainland.
It also operates as a rental venue. Users of the theatre are diverse; from emerging producers putting on their own work to plays performed in many different languages. From small professional theatre companies presenting challenging work to high school productions and community players; from one night music events to large-scale musicals and concerts. Presentation House is an intimate space and every effort is made to keep the rental of the theatre affordable.
The Presentation House Theatre is housed in a building that has great historical value to the North Shore community. The Presentation House main building was built in 1902 as a school, housing grades one to 12. In 1913 it was taken over by the City of North Vancouver and became a "temporary" City Hall for 62 years. It was used as a Police Station, a Justice building and housed the City's Engineering Department until 1975. The Arts Council has moved to new offices, but Presentation House still accommodates the North Vancouver Museum and Archives.