Location, location, location
Christ Church Cathedral is located at the corner of Burrard and Georgia in the heart of downtown Vancouver. We are situated on several main Translink bus routes, directly across the street from the Burrard SkyTrain station and two blocks west of the Vancouver City Centre station of the Canada Line.
Concerts, plays, readings
The Cathedral’s Upper Level is an ideal venue for a wide variety of music and artistic events including choirs, chamber groups, symphony orchestras, piano recitals, jazz combos, dramatic readings/plays, seminars, early music ensembles and much, much more. Normal seating capacity is 450. Additional seating can be added up to 600.
Artistic organizations and community groups who have presented events at the Cathedral include:
West Coast Symphony www.westcoastsymphony.ca
musica intima www.musicaintima.org
Coastal Jazz & Blues Society www.coastaljazz.ca
Chor Leoni Men’s Choir www.chorleoni.org
Caravan World Rhythms www.caravanbc.com
Asian-Canadian Special Events Association www.acsea.ca
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir www.goodnoisevgc.com
Surrey Children’s Choir www.surreychildrenschoir.ca
Vancouver Children’s Choir www.vancouverchildrenschoir.ca
Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver www.lecentreculturel.com
Early Music Vancouver www.earlymusic.bc.ca
Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir www.vwmc.ca
Coastal Sound Youth Choir www.facebook.com/coastalsoundyouthchoir
Big World Band www.bigworldband.org
Vancouver Chamber Choir www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
Smaller rooms, receptions, meetings
Christ Church Cathedral also has rooms available for use that are suitable for seminars, presentations, meetings and post- or pre-receptions associated with an Upper Level concert.
The Park Room is a bright room with large windows overlooking the waterfall park off Burrard Street. Its capacity is 40-80 depending on the nature of your use.
The Parish Hall is a higher capacity room suited to pre- or post-event receptions, for use as a green room for choirs or full orchestras, large seminars and meetings. Capacity ranges from 100-175.
Pianos, choral risers, AV equipment and more
Christ Church Cathedral has a beautiful Steinway Concert D grand piano, a Kenneth Jones pipe organ, choral risers for up to 100 singers, screens, projectors, and other AV equipment. What we don’t have we can help you get.
Building Use Donations
Christ Church Cathedral requests that user groups make a building donation (rates are in place) for the use of the building and support staff. For concerts and larger scale events we have 4 suggested categories:
Commercial: incorporated producers and enterprises
Non-Profit: groups registered as societies
Partnerships: eligible groups signing on for 2 or more concerts in a calendar year
Emergence Series: subsidized rates for artistic groups who fit certain criteria
Need more info?
For details regarding holding your event at Christ Church Cathedral,
Jim Cheatley, Project and Events Manager