Whether you are planning a performance, lecture, meeting, seminar, convention, multi-media presentation or private function, your rental booking can be tailored to your event’s requirements. With the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s impressively large stage, its support facilities and state-of-the-art technology, it satisfies both presenters and audiences.
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre installed brand new seating with expanded accessible seating sections. The auditorium offers 731 seats, including 31 accessible positions. A “quiet room” is available for fussing children or patrons requiring separation.
The CPAC is fully accessible with wheelchair seating, elevators and accessible washrooms. The auditorium has an induction loop system for patrons to connect their own hearing devices, as well as hearing assistance devices available at request for every show. See the “How To Connect” guide to the induction loop here.
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is housed within the Cowichan Community Centre next to Hwy 1 and is surrounded by ample parking, public transit routes, accommodations, and nearby restaurants.
Concession & bar service
We are a fully licensed venue, including in the auditorium. There are two bar stations in the lobby, providing wine, beer, other beverages and snacks. We offer pre-order services for our patrons to order for pick up at intermission.
Staff & volunteers
Professional Front of House and trained volunteer ushers staff are provided for all events for your safety and to ensure an enjoyable experience.
Supporting local artists
The Theatre Lobby Art Gallery hosts artists from throughout the region with exhibits changing regularly. See the Lobby Art Gallery page for current and upcoming exhibitions.