Since 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC has earned an international reputation for its striking design, stellar acoustics, and exceptional programming. Artists, critics, and patrons alike are unanimous in their praise of the multi-faceted facility, winning it a place among North America’s premier performing arts venues.


The Chan Centre’s mandate includes the following:

  • Presenting an outstanding roster of internationally renowned artists each season.
  • Supporting local arts and culture organizations through the Chan Endowment Fund at the University of British Columbia.
  • Hosting approximately 160,000 people per year, at various performances, lectures, and graduation ceremonies.
  • Providing innovative and accessible programming for a diverse audience, including those with limited access to the performing arts.
  • Providing space for the UBC School of Music and UBC Department of Theatre and Film programs to rehearse and perform in a world-class venue.


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.

If you would like more information on supporting the Chan Centre, please contact Simone Doust:
604 822 4790

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 Centreā€™s Roots and Shoots program providesĀ 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.

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.