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Tue. November 13th 8PM (All Ages)
Joshua Redman

Past Shows

Sun. October 21st 2018
(All Ages)
Goran Bregović
Sun. October 22nd 2017
(All Ages)
George Li (piano)
Sun. October 1st 2017
(All Ages)
Yekwon Sunwoo (piano)
Sat. April 22nd 2017
(All Ages)
MYVoice at the Chan Chor Leoni's MYVoice choirs, VanMan Festival Singers
Fri. April 21st 2017
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Chan Shun Concert Hall @ The Chan Centre

Confirmed: Sep. 21, 2010 (Awaiting Update)
6265 Crescent Road Vancouver BC

Contact Details

Booking Contact

Wendy Atkinson


Venue Cap: 1185


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 the multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America's premier performing arts venues.

The Exterior

Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan'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 and panoramic views. A glass corona set atop the roof further enhances its reflective quality, while subtle outdoor lighting illuminates the neighbouring walkways and towering trees.

The Interior

Inside, the Chan boasts three unique venues: the superb Chan Shun Concert Hall; the flexible Telus Studio Theatre; and the intimate Royal Bank Cinema. All share a spectacular glass lobby, which faces a mature evergreen forest and small 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. The Chan Centre also presents its own season which showcases a dynamic roster of artists and musical traditions. The organization also regularly partners with other Vancouver arts groups to co-present concerts by world-renowned performers.


Commissioned in the early '90s, the Chan's mandate is twofold: to meet the needs of the UBC community and to provide for local and visiting arts enthusiasts an acoustically superior, medium-sized concert hall. Thanks to the skilled design team of Bing Thom Architects, ARTEC Consultants of New York and Theatre Projects Consultants, today the Chan is one of Vancouver's prime rental locations for lively arts productions, conferences, recording projects, and film and television shoots. On the academic front, UBC music, theatre, and film students now have access to topnotch venues throughout the school year, be it for rehearsals, performances, or film screenings.

The development and construction of the Chan, started in 1995 and completed in 1997, was funded through the generous support of the Chan Foundation of Canada, BC Tel (now TELUS), and the Royal Bank Financial Group, with matching funds provided by the Government of British Columbia.

Venue Specs

Liquor LicenseNone, All Ages or Provide your own
Rentable / Hosts Outside EventsNo

Listed Under:
Music Venue

Listing last confirmed: Sep. 21, 2010