About the Centre

    • Location

      The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts is located in the Birch Building on the Capilano University campus in North Vancouver, just a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver.

      Directions

      From Second Narrows Bridge

      • Take Exit 22A (3rd exit) - Lillooet Road
      • At intersection turn left onto Lillooet Road
      • Proceed up hill to the second set of lights
      • Turn right on to Purcell Way and follow along into the campus

      From Lions Gate Bridge

      • Turn right off of the bridge following signs to Grouse Mountain/North Vancouver
      • Turn left onto Capilano Road
      • Follow Capilano Road and turn right to Highway 1 East
      • Take Highway 1 east to Exit 22 (5th exit)
      • At the off ramp, turn left onto Fern Road
      • Continue on Lillooet Road up the hill to the second set of lights
      • Turn right on to Purcell Way and follow it into the campus

      Parking

      • Ample parking is available on the Capilano University campus
      • Pay parking is in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week
      • For more information visit our Ticketing Information page

      Background

      The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts officially opened in October 1997 as the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. In support of the institution's performing arts programs, the 372 seat theatre was built as a much needed performance space designed to nurture and showcase the university's emerging artists.

      The centre has evolved to encompass a broad range of artistic programming including the founding and production of several distinct series including the Cap Jazz Series, Cap Global Roots Series, Cap Classical/Choral Series, Cap Theatre Series and North Shore Jazz Series. 

      In June 2011, The Capilano Performing Arts Theatre became the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts. The name changed in September 2013 to BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.