A place of extraordinary architectural beauty. A place of provocative programming and vibrant, contemporary exhibitions. A place of active exploration and quiet contemplation. A place of world arts and cultures. A place for you. MOA’s Galleries feature almost 10,000 objects from around the world, from massive totem poles to stunning pieces in wood and ceramic, as well as world-class travelling exhibits and more. Overlooking the mountains and sea, MOA is the perfect place to take a break, and to be inspired by the cultures of indigenous peoples from around the world.
The Department of Theatre and Film integrates academic investigation with artistic expression across the media of stage and screen. Our faculty of award-winning artists join our passionate undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates to produce a season of insightful, invigorating, and innovative work. Experience our two unique venues that vary in scale to support the scope of our productions: UBC’s historic 400-seat Frederic Wood Theatre and the intimate 100-seat Dorothy Somerset Studio.
Since 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC has earned an international reputation for its striking design, stellar acoustics, and exceptional programming. From classical, jazz, theatre, and opera to world music, the Chan Centre is a vital part of UBC campus life – a place where the artistic and academic disciplines integrate with one another to inspire new perspectives on life and culture. Past performers and guest speakers include: Yo-Yo Ma, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Wynton Marsalis, Al Gore, Sigur Rós, Mavis Staples, and Hugh Masekela.
THE CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
School of Music
At the UBC School of Music you can take in intimate solo recitals, chamber music, fully-staged operas, symphony orchestra, band and choir concerts, plus a myriad of small ensemble performances by student performers including jazz bands, Renaissance and contempary music, Indonesian gamelan and Korean drumming groups. In addition, there is the eclectic Wednesday Noon Hour series, Music on the Point concerts, plus other special events featuring faculty, local and visiting guest artists. Concerts take place at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall in the Music Building, Old Auditorium and the Chan Centre.
UBC SCHOOL OF MUSIC
UBC Opera performs three fully-staged opera productions with full orchestra each season in the recently restored and renovated 1925 historic Old Auditorium and the Chan Centre on campus, six Opera Tea Concerts (some at the UBC Botanical Gardens) and numerous engagements with local community partners such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Opera. Past main season productions have included Carmen, La Boheme, Don Giovanni and many others.
Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Internationally recognized for its exhibitions, programs, and online projects, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of Canada’s premier showcases for contemporary art. We specialize in Canadian avant-garde art of the 1960s and 1970s. Download the UBC Outdoor Art Tour and discover UBC in a new way. Free admission and tours.
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory’s programs address the many facets of visual culture and practice. Interact with peers and faculty at our free public talks, symposia, art exhibitions, performances and openings. Visit the AHVA Gallery at the Audain Art Centre to see current work from our renowned Visual Art Faculty and students.
Make Discover UBC in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre your first stop at the Vancouver campus. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you make the most of your visit. Explore UBC’s past and present through interactive exhibits and displays located throughout the building.