British Columbia

How to book CBC Vancouver's Studio 700

The venue can be booked for free by eligible community groups

This venue can be booked for free by eligible community groups

Studio 700 is located within the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre (CBC)

Please note that due to Covid-19, Studio 700 is closed and we are not accepting bookings or holds at this time. Please check this page regularly for updates.


CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 is available to rent, free of charge Monday - Thursday, to Vancouver-based registered charities, societies and other non-profit organizations with a cultural or artistic mandate. Proof of current registration is required.  For each such group, there is a maximum of ten days per calendar year. 

If you do not qualify as a community client, or have used up your 10-day maximum, the space is available to rent. 

CBC reserves the right to restrict events if the type, nature or form is in direct conflict with our operations — for example, content, subject matter, noise, political or public interest.

Studio 700

Studio 700 is located within CBC Vancouver's spectacular Atrium, and is a great location for a, meeting, rehearsal or performance. 

As this is a turnkey studio, it is expected that community clients provide their own technical support. CBC will provide a free 15-minute technical handover to review the operations of the studio. 

The maximum capacity for Studio 700 is 140 people (dependent on room layout). This number must include crew, cast & guests.

Your Studio 700 booking includes the following:

  • 12 feet x 16 feet stage (16 inches high) in the northwest corner of Studio 700.
  • Basic lighting for this stage with an ETC Smartfade 2496 lighting console.
  • Lighting grid 12 feet, 3 inches from floor.
  • 140 folding chairs (community user responsible for setting up and striking).
  • 10 feet x 6 feet folding tables (linens available for rent).
  • Private single washroom, makeup room and green room with fridge (additional washrooms for an audience are located one floor down on P Floor, via Atrium elevator or stairs).
  • Air conditioning, heat and power.
  • Accessible washrooms
Studio 700. (CBC)
Studio 700's stage can be set up in a range of configurations. (CBC)

Note: We do not allow integration of any outside technical or lighting gear in Studio 700. You may bring your own PA and AV systems, which must operate as a "standalone" system (without using any part of the Studio 700 PA system).

The existing stage can only be moved or removed using CBC labour at a minimum cost of $200 plus tax. 48 hours notice is required.


How to reserve a space

To put a tentative hold on this venue, you must submit your request in writing, using the online request form at least eight weeks prior to the intended date of event. Holds are placed on a first-come, first-served basis.


Your booking is confirmed when we have received the following four items within eight weeks of your event:

  1. Security deposit of half of the estimate, or $100 minimum (cheque or credit card accepted).

  2. A copy of your Certificate of Incorporation and your B.C. Society number or Federal Charitable number as applicable (applicants must be registered as a non-profit society in good standing with the Province of B.C. Register of Companies).

  3. Proof of $2 million liability insurance.

  4. A signed event agreement for Studio 700.

Note: If an event is cancelled, the security deposit is refundable if no costs have been incurred by CBC, e.g., cleaning, security, technical or staging labour.

Required with all bookings.

  1. Security $22/hr plus tax, minimum four hours.

  2. CBC liaison - $24/hr plus tax, minimum four hours

Potential costs 

  1. Cleaning: $105 plus tax.

  2. CBC labour (stagehand, technical or lighting if required and based on availability): $65/hr ($75/hr after eight hours).

Your confirmed event booking gives you access to the following spaces

  • Studio 700 

  • Green room adjoining Studio 700 (includes fridge, running water and single use washroom).

  • Principle entrance area (at 700 Hamilton St.).

  • Related stairs/ramp adjacent to Studio 700.

  • Accessible washrooms located on P Level.

  • Stairs/elevator and hallway area to washrooms.