Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Located in the heart of Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, BC, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is an award-winning community arts venue. It was created to serve the community by offering many different spaces and learning opportunities. The building contains theatre space, a recital hall, music rehearsal rooms, dance studios, pottery studios, and more.

The calendar of events at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts extends all year long. You can find various live performances, summertime festivals, and special events and exhibitions. The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts provides professional events and offers educational opportunities.

Groups and individuals can use the booking system for their needs. The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts provides the community with much needed high-calibre rehearsal and practice space appropriate for various artistic disciplines.

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts has an artist residency program. This enables both established and emerging artists unique opportunities to develop and present their work to the residents and visitors of the City of Burnaby.

Partnering with professionally trained teachers and technicians, a variety of programs and activities can be utilized onsite. Classes are available for children and adults. Some of these are provided at no charge. To learn about upcoming classes and to see the event calendar, check the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts’ website for more details.

In 2010, the BC Spirits Square was built next door to the Shadbolt Centre of the Arts. It features Burnaby’s first example of public art, some beautiful carved stone monoliths. These stone carvings were created by the renowned Coast Salish artist, Thomas Cannell.

Parking at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is free and accessible, and there is also a coffee shop onsite. A short distance away, you can find other attractions located at Deer Lake Park. Take some time to explore and unwind here at the park, as cultural, historical, and natural points of interest can be found throughout the area.

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To learn about another point of interest in this series about Burnaby, BC, please click here to learn about the Burnaby Village Museum