Academic Governance

Elspeth Pratt

Rob Kitsos
Associate Director

Academic Contacts

Phone: 778.782.3363
Fax: 778.782.5907

Phone: 778.782.3363
Fax: 778.782.5907

149 West Hastings

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

The School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings, Vancouver,
BC  V6B 1H4

Main Office
Second floor, Room 2860

Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:00pm (closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm)

Getting Here
The main entrance to SFU School for the Contemporary Arts is located either via the Woodward's courtyard at the corner of Cambie and Cordova or via the Goldcorp Centre for the Contemporary Arts at 149 West Hastings Street between Abbott and Cambie Street.

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By Car
There is an EasyPark lot located on Cordova Street across from the Woodward's block.

By Transit
We are located on a major bus route and within easy walking distance of SkyTrain and SeaBus. Plan your transit trip at or call 604.953.3333.

From East Vancouver: take the #10 Granville (from Kootenay Loop); #8 Downtown (Fraser); or #20 Downtown (Victoria Drive).
From South Vancouver: take the #3 Downtown (Main and Marine); or #16 Arbutus (29th Ave Station).
From Richmond and Vancouver’s west side: take the Canada Line.
From Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody: take the #160 Vancouver.
From North Burnaby: take the #135 Burrard Station.
From North Vancouver: take the SeaBus.
From West Vancouver: take any Blue Bus into downtown Vancouver to its terminus.
From Surrey and New Westminster: Take SkyTrain.

Box Office/Patron Services

Box Office/Patron Services

The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts Box Office is located in the lobby of the Centre and can be accessed from either the Hastings Street or the Cordova Courtyard entrances. (click here for a Google Map)


The Box Office is staffed each Wednesday to Saturday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm, and one hour prior to each show. To contact our box office, email our Guest Services staff at or call 778-782-9286. 

Show tickets are available in advance and can be purchased online through the ticket link on the event page. Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. All sales are final. The presenter is not responsible for any lost or stolen tickets.  Resale or attempted resale of any ticket price higher than face value is strictly prohibited.

Door sales open one hour before the show. If a show is not sold out, you may also purchase tickets at the door up until five minutes before the start of the event when ticket sales and pick-up are cut-off. SFUW’s is able to accommodate cash, credit card sales and direct debit. There are ATM’s conveniently located in Nesters Market or London Drugs in the Woodward’s Atrium.

To avoid disappointment, please arrive a minum 30 minutes before the advertised showtime. Events start on time. The presenter reserves the right to refuse admittance to latecomers until an appropriate moment or break in the event.

Please note that food and beverages are not allowed inside the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre or the Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema. Please note that any form of a recording device is strictly prohibited within our theatres and that all electronic devices must be turned off. No food or beverages are permitted into the theatre.

Washrooms are located on every level with the exception of the Ground Floor Lobby level.

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts supports the hiring of ushers through local community agencies and provides part-time employment for community residents.


Online ticket sales are also availible for many SCA performances through SFU's events portal WHAT'S ON at SFU.

611 Alexander Street

The School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University
Visual Art Studios
Suite #330 – 611 Alexander Street, Vancouver,

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

The School for the Contemporary Arts is part of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology at SFU.

Faculty Profile

Elspeth Pratt

Elspeth Pratt

Associate Professor and Director

The sculptural practice of Elspeth Pratt interrogates the relation between how everyday space is constructed and how that same space is defined through architecture and lived… More