Jericho Arts Centre (JAC) is a 135-seat performance venue located off NW Marine Drive near Jericho Beach in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side.
It is operated by the Friends of Jericho Arts Centre Society (FoJACS), a non- profit society made up of the users and volunteers who work on JAC. FoJACS leases JAC from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
United Players of Vancouver is the Resident Theatre Company with Fighting Chance Productions and Ensemble Theatre Co-operative being the Resident Guest Companies. Performance time not used by these Companies is made available to the community by application.
Visual artists are also invited to display their work in the lobby.
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History of the Centre
The Jericho Arts Centre was commissioned by the Parks Board 1993. Its criteria for use is as follows:
- To expand the access to the arts for all members of the local community.
- To provide a variety of options for participation in the arts through association programs and the activities of arts groups
- To develop a collaboration between the community centre and arts groups.
- To provide opportunities for a range of artistic disciplines.