The New Emergent Studio Theatre (The NEST, for short) is an intimate and flexible performance space. It is great for workshops, small and emerging theatre productions, festivals, and rehearsals. The NEST is housed on the third floor of Festival House, is owned by CMHC-Granville Island, and stewarded by the Granville Island Theatre District. 

For non-pandemic capacity and other technical specifications, please refer to the documents in the sidebar.

Introductory information regarding workplace health and safety during the pandemic can be found in our COVID-19 Considerations for Renters. Our full Safety Plan and related polices are available in the ‘COVID-19’ section of our website.

Due to COVID-19, front-of-house and back-of-house capacities at the venue have drastically changed. Please see the Venue Occupancy Table for full capacity figures. Final capacity figures will be determined by the Venue Manager, based on regulations and desired configuration.

For more information on the venue please contact Sarah Roa, Venue Manager for The NEST at thenest[at]


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Where We Are

1398 Cartwright Street Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8

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