We gratefully acknowledge the land on which the Jericho Arts Centre sits is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Commissioned by the Vancouver Parks Board in 1993, this 135-seat performance venue is located in a historical building. Just off NW Marine Drive in the park by Jericho Beach, it is operated by a non-profit society – Friends of Jericho Arts Centre Society (FoJACS). FoJACS leases JAC from the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
The Jericho Arts Centre is home to our Resident Theatre Company – United Players of Vancouver, Guest Theatre companies, Visual artists and members of the artistic community who wish to rent our centre. Interested in booking? Check out our online application process.
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The Jericho Arts Centre was commissioned by the Vancouver Parks Board 1993. Our purpose is:
To establish and maintain an arts centre for the visual and performing arts, accessible to the local community.
To provide and maintain a space for performance, rehearsal, set construction and offices.
To promote interest in the performing arts through the production of plays and other performing entertainments.
To provide education, experience and mentoring in order to develop and enhance the skills of performing artists and companies for the future.
To provide opportunities for community volunteers to help with the activities of the arts centre.
To provide a venue for the development of new plays and performances by members of the community.
To provide a home for a resident theatre company, United Players’ annual season of plays.
To make a venue available to guest companies and annually returning performing groups.
To develop a collaboration between the community centre and arts groups.
To foster public interest in a range of artistic disciplines.
To maintain for the next generation of artists and audiences the traditions of the theatrical performance.
To fund our mandate through grants, fundraising, donations and revenue collected from resident and guest productions and businesses.