Scotiabank Dance Centre opened in 2001 in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It was designed by Architectura in collaboration with renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson and was a major development in Canadian dance.
Our building is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl’ílwəta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. It is an honour and a privilege for us to be guests in their lands.
The 32,000 sq ft, seven storey, glass-enclosed building is a purpose-built, shared use facility, which provides a diverse dance community with a creative hub and resources and raises the profile of dance in the city and beyond.
Today Scotiabank Dance Centre houses rehearsals, classes, performances and events year-round, and attracts an estimated 87,000+ visits annually.
In addition to our dance studios, we also have onsite tenants that enrich our community through value-added services.