Support the Performing Arts

Since opening in 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its striking design, stellar acoustics and exceptional programming. It has become a cultural hub that brings people together, where artistic and academic disciplines merge to inspire new perspectives on life and culture. The Chan Centre’s goal is to create a confluence between international and local artists, audiences and the UBC community. Our diverse performances allow audiences to bridge intercultural divides and engage in learning about current societal challenges.

You can be a part of enriching the artistic tapestry woven at this facility by supporting our programs.

Your donation will:

  • promote artistic excellence, foster creativity and collaboration.
  • support ongoing efforts to maintain our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • support our vital educational initiatives, including workshops, lectures, and scholarships, ensuring that the arts remain accessible to everyone.



Youth Access Pass

The Chan Centre Youth Pass was developed in 2022 to provide inspiring — possibly life-changing — arts experiences for young people. With generous support from Chan Family Foundation and Heritage Canada, this program provides 50 tickets for each Chan Presents concert to selected young people, and their companions, who might not otherwise be able to attend events at the Chan Centre.


Inspired at the Chan

Inspired at the Chan is a family-friendly performance series. Our aim is to present a diverse range of musical genres that will appeal to the varied tastes of families, while providing something for everyone to enjoy.


Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots is an outreach program for under-resourced Vancouver-area elementary schools that offers concerts in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The program comes at no cost to students or the school, as all expenses are covered through the support of individual donors as well as the Chan Endowment Fund.


Connect with Arts Development & Alumni Engagement if you have any questions about supporting our projects and initiatives or if you need assistance finding a fund.


Impact Stories


How your support impacts our community.

Creating a Galician Village

When Galician bagpipe player Cristina Pato visited the Chan Centre, it was a deeply meaningful experience for all.


Subscribing to a World of Music

Longtime subscriber Ed Des Roches shares his passion for supporting Chan Centre Presents series programming.


Roots & Shoots: A Growing Experience

Vice-Principal Ashwin Prasad describes the positive effect of the Chan Centre’s Roots and Shoots program on young minds.


Roots and Shoots

Roots and Shoots

The Chan Centre’s Roots and Shoots program provides children from under-resourced schools a rare opportunity to experience world music and learn about diverse cultures.

Donors like you can help even more young learners develop into well-rounded and culturally-aware citizens.

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts is part of the University of British Columbia, a public research university (charitable business # 10816 1779 RR0001), and provides income tax receipts for contributions. Find out more here.


Support the Chan Centre

Your gift to the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts will help us continue to provide world-class, innovative and accessible programming for a wide variety of audiences. Help bring the performing arts to people who may otherwise not be able to access them.