Vancouver Playhouse

649 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
T: 604 665-3050
F: 604 665-3001

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Administrative Contact: Peter Kendall, Booking Coordinator
Contact Phone: 604-665-3028
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Technical Director: Miles Muir
Tech Phone: 604-665-3043
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Number of Seats: 688
General Description: Opened in 1962, The Vancouver Playhouse is part of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre complex and is home to the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, Friends of Chamber Music and Vancouver Recital Society. The ideal stage for professional theatre, recitals, chamber music, contemporary dance and business events.
Facility Type: Rental
Theatre Type: Proscenium
No of Events / Yr: 240+
Average Rental: $2,930
Maximum Rental Fee: $2,930
Seating Style: Auditorium, one balcony
Wheelchair Area: Yes, 5 wheelchair accessible seats
Sales in Lobby? Percentage: Yes / 15%


Stage Type: Apron
Stage Width: 47.5 ft / 14.6 m
Stage Depth: 32.5 ft / 10.0 m
Stage Height: 18.5 ft / 5.7 m
Thrust / Apron Width: 45′
Thrust / Apron Depth: 11.5 ft / 3.5 m
Wing – Stage Left: 12 ft / 3.7 m
Wing – Stage Right: 15 ft / 4.6 m
Stage Comments: Edge grain fir (black masonite on top) except stage apron, which is maple. Six removable trap sections exist downstage.
Fly System: Yes
Sprung Floor: No
Choral Risers: Yes
Acoustic Shell: Partial
Orchestra Pit and Seating: Yes
Cyclorama: Yes
Piano (Make and Kind): Steinway 9′ Grand Model D; Yamaha Model WX15 (48″ tall)


Loading: Loading Bays: 1bay at right angles for 40′ (12.19m) tractor trailers (if tractor is dropped)
Loading Doors: 20′ wide x 13′ high (6.01m x 3.96m)
Loading Dock: 3.5′ (1.07m) high above street level
Dock Access to Stage: Through two large 7′ wide x 12′ high (1.83m x 3.66m) doors, opening in centre of upstage wall from loading dock on Cambie Street.
Parking Details: No overnight parking allowed. All trucks must maintain at least 6′ clearance from fire exit doors.

In-complex underground parkade open on Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Playhouse show evenings. Enter from 600 block Cambie Street going South: 248 car capacity; $5.00 flat rate (evenings)

Library Square. Enter from 700 block Hamilton Street.
Rehearsal Space: Yes
Dressing Rooms: Yes
Green Room: Yes


Lighting: see website for details
Electrical: see website for details
Sound: see website for details

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