Situated on the eighth floor of Performing Arts Lodges in downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour that was built in 2006, PAL Studio Theatre is a venue in Vancouver, British Columbia. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and West End districts, the venue is ideal for hosting multiple occasions. This charitable organization also provides affordable housing and creative space for former performing artists and allied professionals.
Facilities and capacity
A plush rooftop garden adorns the beautiful venue. This is ideal for photo shoots, meetings, and much more. It is a 1600-square-foot black-box theatre that can comfortably seat up to 150 guests. A majestic wall of windows overlooks the Vancouver’s Stanley Park and Coal Harbour marina. There is also a large dressing room available.
PAL Studio Theatre has beautiful sprung dance floors, and a conveniently adjoined small kitchen/bar. The on-site staff will take care of all the details. The following items are provided by the venue itself:
The venue can also host all of your other special events, including:
PAL Studio Theatre is located just three minutes away from bus stops on West Georgia through the British Columbia transit. It is around 15 km from the Vancouver International Airport.
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5 Reviews for PAL Studio Theatre
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Annika R. · Married on 09/09/2017
We had our wedding at the PAL in September and it was beautiful. Event though the weather wasn't what we expected we were still able to hold the ceremony outside in the beautiful garden. The main theatre is a flexible space, anything is possible. All walls and curtains are black as it's a "black box" so if that's not your style, considering adding more whites and lights. We loved that we could bring our own catering - texas BBQ to be exact which was prepared on the patio as well as our own alcohol. One thing to note is that you will hire the PAL's technician and probably two staff for the day which adds up. The staff was very helpful though and a huge support to our day-of coordinator. We def. needed the extra hands.
The staff is very flexible which is helpful if you want to realize your wedding vision.
We rented the full venue including the outdoor space lobby with kitchen as well as the black box theatre but you can decide to rent less space if you have fewer people (we had 75) and require no seating.
A stunning venue that is still a bit of a hidden gem in Vancouver.Sent on 09/10/2017
Kim D. · Married on 13/08/2017
PAL was a last minute venue change with only four days to spare and I still can't believe our luck that it was available. Astrid and the team were such a pleasure to work with. The space is perfect! I can't recommend this venue enough. Thanks, Astrid. You made what was such a stressful last minute rearrangement into what I should have been planning from the start.Sent on 20/08/2017
PAL Studio Theatre's reply:Thank you Kim,
Charlotte · Married on 20/08/2016
We wanted to have a unique, DIY wedding. PAL offered great flexibility to turn the space into exactly what we wanted. The patio is so gorgeous on its own with plants and benches, that we didn't really need to put a lot of work into the decor out there. Plus, no one really noticed our decor on the patio, because it was in competition with the beautiful view of the city that the patio offered.Sent on 07/09/2016
The theatre itself can be transformed into anything you want -- it was a lot of fun to think of different ideas how to decorate it. The staff were friendly and happy to work with all the different vendors we brought in. Astrid was really helpful and accommodating.
I would really recommend PAL for a wedding for a couple who wants to have fun and make their wedding really theirs!
We chose to have a casual cocktail party wedding in the afternoon/evening at the PAL theatre and it was magical. The roof top terrace was in full bloom, the space just becons your guests to explore and take amazing pictures. And the staff were all super helpful and kind and made that possible stressful time a breeze. I highly recommend this space and would definitely book there for any function.Sent on 20/09/2017
PAL Studio Theatre's reply:Hi Dan and Wylie,
Harm A. · Married on 02/09/2017
We held our wedding out of town, which made planning the event very difficult. The PAL Studio crew were very flexible and easy to work with. Any last minute requests were facilitated quickly and easily, including changes to the sound system. The venue itself is beautiful. The landscaped outdoor terrace offers plenty of quiet nooks for guests to chat away from the music from the theatre inside. We held the ceremony outside on a gorgeous sunny afternoon, and were able to duck out quickly for family photos in neighbouring Stanley Park. Once dinner was over and the tables removed, the theatre made a great dance floor with impressive sound and lighting systems. The night was magic. PAL Studio was the perfect place for our wedding.Sent on 20/09/2017
PAL Studio Theatre's reply:Hi Harm and Lana,
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