British Columbia

How to book CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 and Outdoor Stage

The two community spaces can be booked for free by eligible community groups

The two community spaces can be booked for free by eligible community groups

Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage are part of the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre located at 700 Hamilton St. in downtown Vancouver. (CBC)

Please note that due to Covid-19, Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage are closed until at least September 1, 2021. Please check this page regularly for updates.


CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 and the Outdoor Stage are available to rent, free of charge, for a maximum of ten days per month 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 five days per month and ten days per calendar year.  

The community spaces are a joint initiative between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the City of Vancouver's Cultural Services Department.

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, or public interest.

Studio 700

Studio 700 is located within CBC Vancouver's spectacular Atrium, and is a great location for a party, 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.


CBC Vancouver Outdoor Stage

A great outdoor venue for your concert or special event, this public performance platform reaches out to the city at large.

Located on Hamilton Street, the outdoor stage and plaza create an urban oasis attracting diverse audiences.

Clients using the outdoor stage are expected to provide their own P.A system and must comply with City of Vancouver noise bylaws. CBC staff are required onsite for all activities on the outdoor stage at an additional cost. 

Studio 700 can also be used for special events like fundraising dinners. (CBC)
CBC Vancouver's Musical Nooners on the Outdoor Stage. (CBC)

How to reserve a space

To put a tentative hold on these spaces, 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 and/or the Outdoor Stage.

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.

Other possible costs

  1. Security $20.50/hr plus tax, minimum four hours.

  2. Cleaning: $105 plus tax.

  3. CBC labour (stagehand, technical or lighting if required and based on availability): $62.50/hr ($75/hr after eight hours).

Your confirmed event booking gives you access to the following spaces

  • Studio 700 and/or Outdoor Stage.

  • 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.