The Granville Island Theatre District
HOLIDAY CLOSURES: THE GITD OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM DECEMBER 23, 2023 - JANUARY 1, 2024.

The Granville Island Theatre District, a vibrant, creative performance hub in the heart of the city.

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Union Venues:

Performance Works, Waterfront Theatre and The NEST are IATSE (Local 118) venues for all technical stage work. A minimum number of crew is required depending on the requirements of your event. All technical equipment must be operated by GITD Technicians.

For more information on IATSE 118, click here.

Performance Works
Waterfront Theatre
New Emergent Studio Theatre


The GITD does not program, and does not produce. GITD's goal is activating all three venues as effectively and efficiently as possible, helping performing artists working in all forms to obtain access to three venues, utilizing a ‘first come, first serve’ policy with a transparent process. All requests for one week or longer can be confirmed up to 12 calendar months in advance, any for 1 to 6 days can be confirmed up to 6 calendar months in advance. Priority access is granted to members of the CMHC Cultural Partners Program.

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How We're Protecting You:

The Granville Island Theatre District Society (GITD) takes the health and safety of our guests and staff seriously. We recognize that in these unprecedented times there is much uncertainty about what it means to produce live events. The magic of an in-person experience is irreplaceable, and should not be marred by worry.

Masks continue to be encouraged at our facilities, and for some events may be required at the determination of the Renter.

If you have any questions or for more information on the venue please contact Jarred Meek- Event Services Manager at EventServices[at]gitd.ca.

We're so excited to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you soon!

Last Updated: 11-Nov-2022