Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – Venue Details

Located between Gastown, Chinatown, and the Downtown Eastside, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is housed in Vancouver’s iconic Woodward’s complex. Home to SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts, this distinctive venue consists of studios, a concert hall, and theatre space. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts' state-of-the-art cinema and performance spaces are in high demand within the cultural arts community. 

Downloadable Resources:

GCA Technical Specifications and Seating Capacities (PDF)

GCA Building Orientation Floor Plans (PDF)

SFU Loading Bay Access Map (PDF)

Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre

Designed as one of Vancouver’s largest black box spaces, the theatre is a site for contemporary dance, theatre events, concerts and other performances. The venue features a balcony on three sides with flexible seating below that can be arranged in the round or in a more conventional setup – or even no seating at all to convert into a sound stage. The Assembly Area is connected to the theatre by a retractable guillotine door that can also serve as a stage with a proscenium arch.

Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema

The Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema is a 350-seat theatre featuring state-of-the-art projection and sound systems. The Cinema showcases festival and community film screenings. It is also an ideal space for lectures, panel discussions, and presentations.

Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre

This studio is an acoustically sophisticated venue for the performance of acoustic music. The small concert hall houses the GCA’s suite of Indonesian Gamelan instruments and collection of African drums for ongoing classes and performances within SFU’s School for Contemporary Arts, and is available to musicians for rehearsal and performance. This room is also a unique space for casual meetings, receptions, casual community discussions, or pre-event gatherings.

Ground Floor Lobby

The ground floor lobby is accessible from our main entrance and can be used for registration and receptions. Our lobby offers a variety of ways to bring more venue "animation" to an event, with plenthy of floor space for banners, projections on a built-in screens, pop-up performances, and decor.

Studio D

With its focus on flexible space for performance, this studio theatre is available for work in theatre and dance as well as being a rental space for external performances during the summer months.

Studio T

A black box theatre space intended for more informal presentations of theatrical work. This intimate, flexible space is available to community groups or professional companies during the summer months.