Venue

 

Theatre specifications

The Yukon Arts Centre Theatre is a proscenium stage with raked audience chamber & balcony. Our capacity is 428 seats, including space for 10 wheelchairs.

We have had all kinds of different acts on stage, from touring dance companies to single acoustic guitar performers, with virtually everything conceivable in between. TV shoots, audio recordings, rehearsals, and performance festivals have all taken place here! 

Backstage

The Yukon Arts Centre is equipped with:

  • 2 large dressing rooms

  • 2 individual dressing/costume rooms

Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre can be used as a rehearsal studio or as an intimate small presentation venue with a seating capacity of 40.

Green Room

The Green Room offers performers a comfortable lounge area with full kitchen facility. It is also ideally suited as a bright, quiet meeting space for small work groups.

Lobby / Foyer

The foyer provides a large and bright meeting space for groups of up to 250, with one of the nicest views in town.

Theatre Amenities

Coat Check

We offer coat check by donation for those who wish to store their outdoor coats and accessories securely. Coat check is available an hour prior to the show and for an hour after.

Bar and Concession

We maintain and run a cash bar and concession during our performances. We also offer pre-ordered intermission drinks which allows patrons to purchase a drink prior to the start of the show and  have it ready and waiting for them at intermission. At present, our liquor license only allows the Yukon Arts Centre to sell liquor and our license does not extend to the garden and outdoor terrace. New for the 2015-16 season, patrons are able to bring drinks inside the theatre with re-useable YAC beer and wine tumblers, which are availabe for purchase for only 50 cents!

Accessibility

The Yukon Arts Centre is wheelchair accessible on the main floor only. There are several wheelchair locations available in the main seating area and a wheelchair accessible washroom to the side of the theatre. If you or a friend requires assistance, please arrive half an hour early and our staff and volunteers will be happy to assist you. Please note, there is no elevator in the facility.

For those coming by car, there is parking situated around the facility and within the Yukon College campus.

Facility Booking

The YAC Handbook includes everything that you need to know to rent facilities and equipment at the Yukon Arts Centre.

The staff and volunteers at the Yukon Arts Centre are dedicated to assisting facility users to put on successful events. They are also dedicated to providing excellent service to all Yukon Arts Centre renters and audiences.

Most events at the Yukon Arts Centre are held in the high season period of mid-September to mid-April. Many groups are now booking a year in advance, while others are planning dates 2 years in advance. As the only facility of its kind in the North, the Yukon Arts Centre is in great demand.

Theatre contacts

For a complete equipment list, please contact:
Josh Jansen
Technical Director
867.667.8568

For more information on booking facilities or equipment at the Yukon Arts Centre, please contact:
Shana Ermatinger
Box Office Manager
867.667.8484

To find out more about the YAC presentation programme and season, please contact:
Eric Epstein
Artistic Director
867.633.3979