UBC Chan Centre for the Performing Arts



About Chan Centre


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.


Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan Centre's distinct, cylindrical shape has become a noted landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc panels, complementing the building's verdant surroundings. A glass corona set atop the roof further enhances its reflective quality, while subtle outdoor lighting illuminates the neighbouring walkways and towering trees.

Inside, the Chan Centre boasts three unique venues: the superb Chan Shun Concert Hall; the flexible Telus Studio Theatre; and the intimate Royal Bank Cinema. The spectacular glass lobby faces a mature evergreen forest and outdoor patio.

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. To view the entire calendar of events, please click here.


The Chan Centre presents a dynamic, annual series of performances featuring the best in roots, world and jazz artists today. Click on Our Season to find out more about the performances on this year's series or to purchase a subscription.


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