How to book CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 and Outdoor Stage

Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage can be booked for free by eligible community groups

The two community spaces can be booked for free by eligible community groups

Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage are part of the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre located at 700 Hamilton St. in downtown Vancouver. (CBC)

CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage are available to rent, free of charge, five days per month (for a maximum of 10 days in a calendar year), to Vancouver-based registered charities, societies and other non-profit organizations with a cultural or artistic mandate.

The community spaces are a joint initiative between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the City of Vancouver's Cultural Services Department.

CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners on the Outdoor Stage. (CBC)

If you do not qualify as a community client, or have used up your 10-day maximum, the space is available to rent.

CBC reserves the right to restrict events if the type, nature or form is in direct conflict with our operations — for example, content, subject matter, noise, or public interest.

Studio 700. (CBC)

Studio 700

Studio 700 is located within CBC Vancouver's spectacular Atrium, and is a great location for a party, meeting, rehearsal or performance.

As this is a turnkey studio, it is expected that community clients provide their own technical support. CBC will provide a free 15-minute technical handover to review the operations of the studio. 

The maximum capacity for Studio 700 is 150 people (dependent on room layout).

Your Studio 700 booking includes the following:

  • 12 feet x 16 feet stage (16 inches high) in the northwest corner of Studio 700.
  • Basic lighting for this stage with an ETC Smartfade 2496 lighting console.
  • Lighting grid 12 feet, 3 inches from floor.
  • 140 folding chairs (community user responsible for setting up and striking).
  • 10 feet x 6 feet folding tables (linens available for rent).
  • Private single washroom, makeup room and green room with fridge (additional washrooms for an audience are located one floor down on P Floor, via Atrium elevator or stairs).
  • Air conditioning, heat and power.
  • Accessible washrooms.
  • Storage closet.
  • Blacks.
Studio 700 can also be used for special events like fundraising dinners. (CBC)

Note: We do not allow integration of any outside technical or lighting gear in Studio 700. You may bring your own PA and AV systems, which must operate as a "standalone" system (without using any part of the Studio 700 PA system).

The existing stage can only be moved using CBC labour at a minimum cost of $200 plus tax.

CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners on the Outdoor Stage. (CBC)

CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage

A great outdoor venue for your concert or special event, this public performance platform reaches out to the city at large.

Located on Hamilton Street, the outdoor stage and plaza create an urban oasis attracting diverse audiences.

How to reserve a space

To put a tentative hold on these spaces, you must submit your request in writing, using the online request form at least eight weeks prior to the intended date of event. Holds are placed on a first-come, first-served basis.

CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners on the Outdoor Stage. (CBC)

Confirmation

Your booking is confirmed when we have received the following four items within eight weeks of your event:

  1. Security deposit of half of the estimate, or $100 minimum (cheque or credit card accepted).

  2. A copy of your Certificate of Incorporation and your B.C. Society number or Federal Charitable number as applicable (applicants must be registered as a non-profit society in good standing with the Province of B.C. Register of Companies).

  3. Proof of $2 million liability insurance.

  4. A signed event agreement for Studio 700 and/or the Outdoor Stage.

Note: If an event is cancelled, the security deposit is refundable if no costs have been incurred by CBC, e.g., cleaning, security, technical or staging labour.

Studio 700's stage can be set up in a range of configurations. (CBC)

Other possible costs

  1. Security (required for events with an audience): $20.50/hr plus tax, minimum four hours.

  2. Cleaning: $105 plus tax.

  3. CBC labour (stagehand, technical or lighting if required): $50/hr ($75/hr after eight hours).

The Outdoor Stage is the site for the CBC's popular Musical Nooners summer concert series. (CBC)

Included spaces

Your confirmed event booking gives you access to the following spaces

  • Studio 700 and/or Outdoor Stage.

  • Green room adjoining Studio 700 (includes fridge, running water and washroom).

  • Principle entrance area (at 700 Hamilton St.).

  • Related stairs/ramp adjacent to Studio 700.

  • Accessible washrooms located on P Level.

  • Stairs/elevator and hallway area to washrooms.

Studio 700. (CBC)

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