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Home to SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue offers unique meeting and theatre space.
Located near historic Gastown, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is housed in Vancouver’s iconic Woodward’s building. Home to SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue consists of studios and theatre space designed for the cultural arts, including music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts.
There are three meeting and event spaces available at this venue on a regular basis and additional space is available on an ad hoc basis. With an artistic and “funky” vibe, these facilities are perfect for product launches, film screenings and media events.
Event space includes a 350-seat theatre, the World Art Centre, perfect for casual meetings, receptions or pre-event gatherings, and a lobby/reception area.
The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is also home to the Audain Gallery, which hosts an international artist-in-residence program.
SFU is committed to being a good neighbour. The Vancity Office of Community Engagement offers cultural partnerships, non-credit educational initiatives and facility rentals to foster community engagement. A community ticket program provides neighbourhood residents access to cultural events at the facility.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Simon Fraser University’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located in the historic Woodward’s mixed-use redevelopment. The Woodward’s redevelopment comprises a full city block and is located between Abbott Street and Cambie Street, with Hastings Street to the south and Cordova Street to the north.
Situated in the centre of Vancouver’s historical district, the city’s oldest neighbourhoods—Chinatown, Gastown, and the Downtown Eastside—are all only steps away.
The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is a ten-minute walk from Vancouver’s transportation hub, Waterfront Station, where SkyTrain, SeaBus, Canada Line and West Coast Express stations transport riders to all parts of metro Vancouver and beyond. City buses run directly from Waterfront Station to the Hastings Street entrance of the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The building can be entered from the Hastings Street entrance or from the Cordova Street courtyard of the Woodward’s redevelopment, which can be identified by the iconic red W that rotates above the Woodward’s atrium space.
Driving from Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
From the airport, proceed north along the Arthur Laing Bridge to Granville Street. Head north on Granville Street into downtown Vancouver. After crossing the Granville Street Bridge, take the Seymour Street exit and continue north on Seymour until Hastings. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located on Hastings Street, between Cambie and Abbott Street.
There is an EasyPark parking lot located on Cordova Street across from the centre at 65 West Cordova Street. There is also a parkade under the International Village Mall (http://www.internationalvillagemall.ca), located at 88 W. Pender, which is a five minute walk away from Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.
Major public transit lines, the SeaBus, SkyTrain, and WestCoast Express terminate at Waterfront Station, located in the historic CP Rail Station on Cordova Street, opposite Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus which is a short walking distance from Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The 16 and 14 Hastings, the 20 Victoria, and the 135 SFU buses stop directly in front of the Hastings Street entrance. Transit schedules for all areas of the city can be found at www.translink.ca.