The New Emergent Studio Theatre (The NEST, for short) is an intimate and flexible performance space. It’s an affordable black box theatre, featuring customizable riser seating and the option to uncover the windows, providing lots of natural light that fills the theatre. The NEST is great for workshops, small and emerging theatre productions, festivals, and rehearsals. Housed on the third floor of Festival House, the NEST 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.

To learn more about how the GITD continues to navigate the pandemic, and our policies and protocols, please review the Communicable Disease Prevention page of our website. Front-of-house and back-of-house capacities at the venue continue to be affected, and masks continued to be required in all GITD stewarded venues.

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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