PAL Studio Theatre is located on the 8th floor of the Performing Arts Lodges (PAL Vancouver), a unique social housing and theatre complex providing aging performing artists and those with disabilities the space and community they need to stay creative and engaged.
Our multi-purpose theatre – with its wall of windows overlooking Stanley Park and Coal Harbour – is surrounded by a lush rooftop garden patio. You will be instantly enchanted by this lovingly maintained and professionally designed secret garden – a popular venue for a wide variety of events hosted by PAL residents, friends and supporters alike.
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The negative impact of isolation on age-related illness and disease is well understood. Performing Arts Lodges offer an innovative solution for aging professional artists and those with disabilities who often can lose touch with the vibrant, dynamic collective that underpins so much of the creative efforts that we all enjoy.
PAL Vancouver is more than social housing—we provide residents with both a safe, affordable home and a supportive dynamic environment.
We get by with a little help from our friends
Consistent with research on healthy aging, Performing Arts Lodges offer so much more than social housing—providing residents with both a safe, affordable home and a supportive dynamic environment.
PAL Studio Theatre Society is the animating heart of the PAL (Vancouver). In addition to producing their own events, our residents often volunteer with other productions or support a variety of events with everything from ticket sales, to ushering and catering.
By renting the theatre for your next event, you are directly helping us to fulfil our social purpose mandate. Annual net proceeds from the PAL Studio Theatre Society go straight to our rental assistance program.
You can also help us in other ways. Find out more about getting involved with this unique venue as a volunteer. view the volunteer application form
MORE ABOUT PAL
WHAT MAKES PAL VANCOUVER DIFFERENT?Our focus on creativity and the arts makes us unique among social housing providers in BC. The sense of community, support, safety and security we provide is one of the reasons PAL was awarded a prestigious CMHC Best Practices in Affordable Housing Award in 2008.
HOW IS PAL VANCOUVER FUNDED?
We get by with a little help from our friends!
PAL does not receive any government funding to operate – relying instead on rental revenues and the generous support of our donors and friends. As always, a huge and heartfelt round of applause to our donors – we simply could not do it without you.
And of course, we always like to make new friends. Thank you for being a PAL.Rent PAL Studio Theatre HELP SUPPORT PAL
HOW DID PAL GET STARTED?
PAL Vancouver was co-founded by Vancouver actor Joy Coghill and theatre director Jane Heyman in 2001, incorporated as a non-profit society in 2002, and became a registered charity in 2004. Later that year, PAL received final approval for the development and lease of an affordable housing project at the foot of Georgia Street beside Vancouver’s famed Stanley Park.
On May 29, 2006, PAL Vancouver welcomed its first overjoyed residents into a brand-new eight-story social housing and theatre complex. Since then we have continued to build our community of performing arts enthusiasts, host events in our Studio Theatre, and expand the rooftop garden patio that is both a refuge and delight for our residents.
Demand for PAL-style residences continues to grow across the country. PAL Vancouver is currently examining a number of different options to expand the range of support we are able to provide to the artistic community. If you have ideas to share, please contact our Business Development Coordinator at 604-255-4312.