BMO Theatre Centre

A unique partnership between Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival and the Arts Club Theatre Company has come to fruition with the opening of Vancouver’s newest cultural hub, the BMO Theatre Centre. The Centre, a custom-built facility at 162 West 1st Avenue, now houses the administrative offices of both companies. There is also a state-of-the-art theatre called the Goldcorp Stage, along with both Bard and the Arts Club’s costume shops and costume collections, and four fully-equipped rehearsal and performance studios which are available for rent for portions of the year.

For the first time in its twenty-nine year history, Bard has a permanent year-round home for its administrative and production staff. This all-season space also allows Bard the opportunity to expand its education and training programs beyond its summer home at Vanier Park. Off-season Education programs include Bard Youth Fest, Bard Studio, and Bard for Life.

The capital funding for the Centre was generously provided by the City of Vancouver, Heritage Canada, the Province of BC, BMO Financial Group, Goldcorp, Industrial Alliance Financial Group and ITC Construction Group, plus a group of generous individual donors (see below for full list).

Visit Bard Education for more information on the programs available at the Centre.

Learn how to rent any of the Centre’s production spaces.

Please contact [email protected] to rent Bard’s costume collection.


Finding the BMO Theatre Centre

162 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0H6

For bus and SkyTrain directions, please visit Translink’s trip planning website.



We gratefully acknowledge the support of our BMO Theatre Centre donors


  • City of Vancouver
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Province of British Columbia


  • Roberta Beiser, Barry Lando, Barbara Schloss & Juli Hall in memory of Esmond Lando
  • The Morris & Helen Belkin Family Foundation
  • Jamie & Margaret Corbett
  • The Christopher Foundation
  • Deloitte. Foundation Canada
  • Deux Mille Foundation
  • Count & Countess Enrico Dobrzensky
  • Glenn & Katherine Ives
  • The Knox Family
  • Timmie Marr
  • The Richardson Family
  • Don & Jane Shumka
  • Shawn Williamson
  • Charles & Dale Young


  • BMO Financial Group
  • Goldcorp
  • Industrial Alliance Financial Group
  • ITC Construction Group
  • Grant D. Burnyeat in memory of Dora & Jack Burnyeat
  • Dr. Stanley & Kathryn Hamilton


  • Byron Aceman
  • Joanie Anderson
  • B2Gold Corp.
  • R. Paul Beckmann
  • Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public
  • Catherine & Stellan Boivie
  • Mary Clare & Jim Bovard
  • Val & Dick Bradshaw
  • Don & Donna Celle
  • Douglas & Alice Clarke
  • Errol & Oona Durbach
  • Craig & Shelley Ferris
  • Dale & Bruce Flexman
  • Christopher & Jennifer Gaze
  • Christopher & Anya Gimpel
  • George & Lee Grills
  • Judy Hager & Family
  • Catharine Herb-Kelly & Peter Kelly
  • Paul & Darlene Howard
  • Carol Anne Humphrys & Nick Smith
  • Marvin & Irma Lamoureux
  • Lawson Lundell LLP
  • McCarthy Tétrault Foundation
  • Dennis & Kathy Meakin
  • Derral & Linda Moriyama
  • Morris Nord & Fiona MacDonald
  • Bonnie Mah
  • Ross H. Paul & Jane E. Brindley
  • Bill Millerd & Marsha Sibthorpe
  • Anne & Craig Rowland
  • The Vancouver Trolley Company
  • Douglas Welch & Elizabeth Ball
  • Anonymous x 2


  • Baddeley Family
  • Peter Cathie White & Douglas Seifert
  • Mary Collins
  • Michele Collins
  • Jacqueline Kelly & Rowland McLeod
  • Eugen Klein & Ashley Smith
  • IBM Canada
  • Bryan Mabee & TerriLynn Ray
  • K. Beth Macdonald
  • Prof. Bernie Maroney
  • John & Yuko McCulloch
  • David Morton & Debbie Mogenson
  • Richard & Marcella Mulcaster
  • Donald & Elizabeth Paterson
  • Kostya & Audrey Polyakov
  • Valerie & Todd Prodanuk
  • Claire Sakaki & Jason Keel
  • Mark & Davida Stafford
  • Kerry & Scott Suffolk
  • John Sutherland & Jonalyn Siemens
  • Michael Walker
  • Faye Wightman
  • Anonymous