The Waterfront Theatre is an intimate 224-seat performance venue and an urban jewel in the Vancouver arts community. Transformed in 1976 from the Tyee
Machinery Shop – established circa 1916 – the building’s exterior retains original architectural elements while the interior is a warm, inviting space that hosts productions and festivals year round.
During a recent refurbishment, when walls were opened up, the original steel roller shutter doors that were left in place, but closed in when the building was retrofitted as a theatre, were uncovered!
Owned by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the building is managed by the Granville Island Cultural Society, which was established in 2000 for the purpose of advancing, supporting and nurturing the arts on Granville Island.