The Roundhouse is a unique combination of arts centre, recreation facility, and historic landmark. From rooms for small meetings to a multipurpose gym to a black-box theatre to the newly renovated Turntable Plaza, the Roundhouse offers space for a multitude of activities. Rentals include everything from weddings to international gallery exhibitions to arts festivals. Whether your needs are for a few people or a few hundred, there will be a space that meets your needs.
Originally constructed in 1888, the Roundhouse was comprised of a cluster of buildings used to house and service the great steam locomotives of the day. Today the glass pavilion on the north side of the building continues to serve Canada’s rail history as the home to Engine 374 – the first passenger train to enter Vancouver in 1887. Besides making our spaces available for rent, we offer a huge array of arts, cultural, and recreational programs. It is very likely that while your group is enjoying your event, just down the way others are actively involved in dance, woodworking, pottery, basketball, or some other exciting activity. The versatility and beauty of the RHCC welcomes thousands of users through its doors every year. The following information is presented to help you decide whether to choose the RHCC as a venue for your activity. We wish you great success in your event and trust you will find your experience here very rewarding.