The Vancity Culture Lab

Address: 1895 Venables street
City: Vancouver
Postal Code: V5L 2H6

Telephone: (604) 251 – 1766
Fax: (604) 251 – 1730

Venue Email:

Administrative Contact: Jenn Spry
Contact Phone: (604) 251 – 1766 Ext 107
Contact Email:

Technical Director: Borja Brown
Tech Phone: (604) 251-1766 Ext 116
Tech Email:

Oliver McTavish-Wisden, Rentals
Phone: (604) 251 – 1766 Ext 106


Number of Seats: 74 to 102

General Description: The Vancity Culture Lab is a beautiful addition to The Cultch. As a black box studio, all the lighting and audio technology is accessible from anywhere in the room. The seating system is comprised of movable risers that can be set up to virtually any configuration that space will allow and will seat an intimate 65 to a maximum of 100 people. The seats themselves are a lightweight removable chair that is comfortable and feels like a live performance chair. The C-Lab, as we like to refer to it, is a cinderblock construction with the latest in acoustical properties and has been referred to as the best  blackout  room in the city. The room is draped with black velour that is all on tracks allowing for any easy change to the backdrop of your production.

Facility Type: Rental & Presenting
Theatre Type: Studio Theatre
No. of Events / Year: Approximately 75 bookings year for a total of almost 150 performances!
Average Rental Fee: $200 per day
Maximum Rental Fee: $400 per day
Seating Style: raked, blackbox & cabaret
Wheelchair Area: Yes
Sales in Lobby? Percentage: 10-15% commission


Stage Type: Flat Floor stage
Stage Width: 30 feet wide
Stage Depth: 12 to 15 feet depending on set up
Stage Height: 0ft
Thrust / Apron Width: n/a
Thrust / Apron Depth: n/a
Wing – Stage Left: none
Wing – Stage Right: none
Fly System: no
Sprung Floor: yes
Choral Risers: no
Acoustic Shell: no
Orchestra Pit and Seating: no
Cyclorama: no
Piano (make and size): Kawai Studio upright piano


Loading: Yes
Parking Details: complimentary and street
Rehearsal Space: No
Dressing Rooms: 2
Green Room: 1


Lighting: 96 x 2.4k dimmers.
ETC Ion console.
Instruments include ETC source fours, source for pars and strand fresnels.

Electrical: 200 AMP tie in.

Sound: FOH speakers: L Acoustic
Console: Soundcraft EPM8

Comments: For additional specs and information and availability please visit our website or phone us at 604-251-1766.

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