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Vancouver’s Firehall Arts Centre

Firehall Arts Centre Theatre

Located in a 1906 heritage fire station in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, the Firehall Arts Centre hosts theatre, dance and other performing arts shows.



Due to the coronavirus, all productions were suspended in the spring and summer of 2020 and the remainder of the theatre’s 2019/2020 season was cancelled.

As of the beginning of July, 2020, the Firehall Arts Centre announced that it would be hosting the Dancing on the Edge Festival. The festival ran from July 3rd until July 11th and included a mix of both online and in-person performances.

Other shows started taking place in the fall too, but on November 19th the government announced new restrictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, all live performances at the Firehall Arts Centre are cancelled up until February 5th at the earliest.

For the most up-to-date information about the status of the venue see the Firehall Arts Centre website.

To see more events and attractions that have been affected click Vancouver COVID-19 Updates.


Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre is a community arts facility that features a 136 to 174-seat studio theatre. The venue hosts dozens of eclectic performances each month as well as a range of visual arts exhibitions in its small gallery/lounge.

The heritage building itself is a restored turn-of-the-century fire station that was once the first motorized fire hall on the continent.

The tiny theatre is a bit rustic and simple, but also comfortable and charming in its own way. With only seven rows of seating, you are guaranteed a fabulous view of the stage!


Firehall Arts Centre


Where is the Firehall Arts Centre

The Firehall Arts Centre is located at 280 East Cordova Street which is just a couple of blocks north of Vancouver’s historic Chinatown and next door to the Vancouver Police Museum. It’s also just a few steps away from Sunrise Market which, at 300 Powell Street, is one of Vancouver’s most affordable fruit stands.


Other Information

For more details about the facility and its shows, see the Firehall Arts Centre website.

For information on other theatre venues in the Lower Mainland, click Vancouver Theatres.

And for a list of upcoming shows in Metro Vancouver, see the Shows & Entertainment Calendar.

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