One of Canada’s leading dance facilities.

A Home for Dance in BC

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.


Exterior of Scotiabank Dance Centre at night

A Building for a Community

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.

The Jarislowsky Studio at Scotiabank Dance Centre stands empty

A Centre for Dance

Today Scotiabank Dance Centre houses rehearsals, classes, performances and events year-round, and attracts an estimated 87,000+ visits annually.


Audience watching Greeting Ceremony in the Faris Family Studio

Did you know?

In addition to our dance studios, we also have onsite tenants that enrich our community through value-added services.