Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

Martin, Mandela and You! A Weekend of Tribute to 20th Century Liberation Movements. Celebrating Black History Month, February 2014. Photo: Greg Ehlers.

Frequently Asked Questions

BOX OFFICE

There is an event that says it is at your building but it is not on sfuwoodwards.ca. Why not?

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (GCA) is a facility used by a large variety of groups, from corporate rentals to shows by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. This website represents the public engagement programs co-presented or presented by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs (SFUW), SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and the 149 Arts Society.

Shows presented by SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts will be found on the SCA website. External rentals create their own marketing materials. Please visit the website for the presenting entity if their event is not found on our Events page.

How do I buy tickets?

The onsite Box Office has reqular business hours each Wednesday through Saturday from 2:00-6:00 pm. Outside of this time, the box office is staffed only the day or evening of the event one hour prior to showtime.

Tickets are available in advance for most shows and can be purchased online through the ticket link on the event page. Advance tickets can be picked up at the Box Office.

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 is able to accommodate cash or credit card sales, but not direct debit.

Do I need to register for free events?

Registration for free events are only required when ‘RSVP required’ is stated on the event webpage. Access to free events is offered on a first come, first served basis.

LOCATION

Where is Goldcorp Centre for the Arts?

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located at 149 W. Hastings St. in Vancouver. For full directions on how to reach the Centre, visit our Getting Here page.

Which entrance can I use?

The main entrance to Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is located in the courtyard on the North side of the building at the corner of Cambie St. and Cordova St. Access the building from the courtyard entrance at the corner of Cambie St. and Cordova St. The building is also accessible via our doors on the South side of the building at 149 Hastings Street, which is the block between Cambie St. and Abbot St. Both entrances are open during all operating hours (7:30 am – 10:30 pm weekdays, 7:30 am – 9:00 pm weekends)

Where is the Box Office?

The Box Office is located in the lobby of the Centre and can be accessed from either the Hastings Street or the Cordova Courtyard entrances. The box office can be contacted at 778-782-9286

Where is the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre?

The Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre is located on the B2 level of Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. For a list of all public venues within Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, see the Venue Information webpage.

Where is the Portland Hotel Society?

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is not located within Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. There is social housing run by PHS directly above the Centre. PHS can be contacted at their website at phs.ca. Social housing inquiries can be directed to BC Housing (http://www.bchousing.org)

Where can I park?

There is an EasyPark 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. For more information see our Getting Here webpage.

Do you have bike racks?

Yes, there are public bike racks located at each entrance of Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

ATTENDING A SHOW

When does my event start?

Your event will begin promptly at the advertised show time. We recommend arriving at the Centre a half-hour before the advertised showtime in order to avoid line-ups at the Box Office.

Is Goldcorp Centre for the Arts wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Please visit our Accessibility webpage for more information

Do you have a discount for students and seniors?

We offer discounts to students and seniors whenever possible on a per event basis. Please visit your event page to see if a discount is available.

Is there assigned seating?

The majority of seating at Goldcorp for the Arts is general, however seating arrangements are event-specific. SFUW’s Main Stage Signature Series events have tiered seating. When seating is arranged, it is noted on the event webpage and on the ticket.

Do you allow latecomer seating?

To avoid disappointment, please arrive before the advertised show time. Many shows have a “No Latecomers” policy and you could be turned away.

Do you have food onsite?

There is no food sold on a regular basis at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. If you are looking to eat before or after an event, we have a list of recommended restaurants close by on our Where to Eat page.

Bar and catered receptions are event-specific and are noted on each event webpage.

Do you have a bank machine?

There is no bank machine in Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. The closest bank machine is located in the London Drugs in the Westbank Woodward’s Atrium (located beside our Cordova St. courtyard)

Where are the washrooms?

There are washrooms located across from the public elevators on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floor of Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. On the B2 level, there are washrooms at the end of the lobby to the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre.

Does Goldcorp Centre for the Arts have a Lost and Found?

Found items are given to our Security Booth on the main lobby of Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (Level G). After six months, items are given to security at SFU Harbour Centre at 555 W. Hastings St.

Does Goldcorp Centre for the Arts have a Wi-Fi password that I can use?

Wi-Fi passwords are event-specific and are only issued for an event when requested in advance by the organizers. Please check with your event’s onsite staff to see if there is a password for your event. All SFU students, staff, and faculty should be able to access the internet via their SFU issued account.

PARTNERSHIPS / RENTALS

My organization is interested in becoming a cultural or community partner. How do I apply?

To find out more about the criteria for becoming an SFUW cultural or community partner, visit the Professional & Community Arts Partnerships webpage. Please note that we are currently accepting expressions of interests for the April 2016- April 2017 season, as we are now booked for the 2015-2016 season.

GETTING IN TOUCH

How can I volunteer for you?

SFUW currently does not use volunteers as SFU has employment agreements with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Our many cultural partners are often seeking volunteers. We encourage you to visit our partners’ websites to find volunteer opportunities.

Do you have a mailing list?

Yes, SFUW sends out a weekly e-newsletter on Thursdays. Click here to sign up to receive our e-newsletter detailing our upcoming public programs. 

How do I find out about work opportunities at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts?

All administrative job postings at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts are advertised through SFU’s Human Resources website at http://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/prospective-employees/current-job-postings.html.

I’m a member of the media. How do I arrange an interview with an artist?

To arrange an artist interview or to request photos or video footage for an SFU Woodward's program, contact the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator at lyp@sfu.ca

Official SFU News Releases can be found on the SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations website.

What is your mailing address?

SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs, Room 3305
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B 1H4

ACADEMIC INQUIRIES

I want to find out about classes in the SFU School for Contemporary Arts. How do I do this?

For Prospective Students and Academic Enquiries, visit the SFU Contemporary Arts website for more information.