Originally an old machine shop dating back to the 1920’s, the Barbara Dalrymple designed Performance Works opened at 1218 Cartwright Street on Granville Island in 1992 with a mandate to provide the arts community with a permanent rehearsal and performance venue. Owned by CMHC – Granville Island, and managed by the Granville Island Cultural Society, Performance Works is now a multifunctional, flexible black box theatre space fully booked year round with some of Vancouver’s most exciting performance events and productions.
“Now this is a cool place!” That’s the usual comment of first-time visitors to our Taproom. They may wander in when exploring Granville Island. They may come down with friends to try a Limited Release beer that’s only available at our brewery. Or they may come for a reunion, meeting, special event or corporate event. But once they’re here, they sit back and relish the relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.
What’s not to like? The forty-foot ceilings with exposed wooden beams create a distinctive environment. Our pilot brewery is in full view next door, through floor-to-ceiling windows. And our beer is… well…what made us famous.
You should view the room to decide if you have enough space to dance or have a band.
- There is a stereo system and hand held microphone, iPod connection cable is recommend to play your own selections
- The room is available only from 6pm – 12pm set up is 5pm-6pm
- Capacity is 90 and includes any staff working
- Beer must be purchased from GIB.
- We don’t offer food service, so you may need to arrange catering. Our favorite is Savoury Chef firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tables and chairs will be as you see them during the day. You can view the room anytime, just ask the bar staff for a peek into the kitchen (gas range, convection oven, microwave, no tableware provided)
- No storage is available and any items left overnight must be removed by 11am the following day
- Bookings into the following calendar year are not accepted until December
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Opened in 1980, the construction of False Creek Community Centre was one of several public facilities planned by the City of Vancouver who developed this former industrial area located on the the southern shore of False Creek. Its prime location on bustling Granville Island coupled with its access to the waterfront provide additional and unique programming opportunities. Presently in the midst of receiving an expansion and other improvements, the centre primarily serves a population of “baby boomers” (those born between 1947 and 1965) but offers a roster of programs and events for all ages. Specialty programs and services include canoeing, kayaking, tennis, performing arts, after school daycare and a well-equipped fitness centre. False Creek’s proximity to Vancouver’s seaside bicycle route makes an excellent starting point for cycling excursions; either west to Spanish Bank or east toward Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.