Performance Works

Performance Works is a flexible and beautiful performance space with a wooden floor, surrounded by impressive wooden beams, and flanked with large roll-up doors to let in the gorgeous scenery that surrounds the building. There is a bar service area, a large outdoor patio, and outdoor performance space right next to Ron Bassford Park.  It is perfect for contemporary performance, independent theatre productions, festivals, and workshops.

Originally a machine shop from the 1920’s, the Barbara Dalrymple-designed Performance Works opened on Granville Island in 1992 with a mandate to provide the arts community with a permanent rehearsal and performance venue. Owned by CMHC-Granville Island, Performance Works is stewarded by the Granville Island Theatre District and Boca del Lupo Theatre.

For capacity and other technical specifications, please refer to the documents in the sidebar. Please note that final capacity figure will be determined by Performance Works staff, based on Fire Code Regulations and desired configuration.


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Technical Information Technical Information
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Where We Are

1218 Cartwright St Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

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