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The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

6450 Deer Lake Ave. | Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 2J3, Canada
604-291-6864
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Burnaby
Type: Educational Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: This center serves as a venue for both performance and teaching in the arts.
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Type: Educational Sites, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: This center serves as a venue for both performance and teaching in the arts.

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Burnaby, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great arts programs for young and old and great staff. All set in a beautiful and inspirational park setting. Situated next to the Heritage Village Museum.

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Vancouver, Canada
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

An amazing building with super design and architecture. The local theatre puts on excellent travelling and local pro/amateur productions. On the weekends this place is being used by all types of social groups and children wanting to learn how to dance or ballet. The theatre experience is wonderful.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Open air, natural ampitheatre. Home to the Burnaby Blues and Roots festival, arts and crafts programs and backs up against Deer Lake and its walking trails.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very new building and modern look. Took piano lessons here for many years where the teachers are highly qualified. Great outdoor grounds too for walks or outdoor concerts.

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The beautiful multi-purpose centre is located in a lovely park setting with mountain & city views. There are both outdoor & indoor activities scheduled year round for families, adults & kids. The Centre features art exhibits, dancing, singing, performances, classes, food shows & tastings, lectures, & festivals. Their website offers a wide variety of options and the admission is either... More 

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Burnaby British Columbia
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Good coffee and great sandwiches. This is a great place to get a snack while waiting for children, classes. Pretty healthy foods-sandwiches, soups, homemade sweets, coffee.

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

The place is plagued by municipal thought instead of free thought. It needs real creativity instead of the canned bureaucratic kind. More like a simplistic recreation centre than an arts centre. The Shadbolts did not know it was being named after them and it was something they did not want [verified before both parties died].

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Shadbolt is not universally enjoyed, esp. by art lovers who want classic representaionalism. Such folks should stay away, or (better) prepare for a very different experience. The Centre displays a significant amount of Jack;s work, along with some up-and-comers that we'll be seeing more of in the years ahead. The Centre is well laid-out, easy to move through, and the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

I have been a student of the Shadbolt for several years now and love to take courses in pottery from the wonderful and talented instructors that work at the Centre. My children have also enjoyed piano, violin and singing lessons from various teachers during the past 10 years. We have also found that the summer programs have been very good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We have seen Odds as well as the Buddy Holly story. The prices were very good and there are no bad seats. The venue is also very child friendly for most events,

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