Columbia Theatre

530 Columbia St New Westminster, BC
Max Capacity: 500 people
The Columbia theatre was originally built in 1927 as movie theatre and has gone through many incarnations since. In 2011 Barry Buckland took possession of the theatre and has completely restored it to it's original glory. The main theatre has been converted into a cabaret style show room with table groupings on four levels. The stage has been moved back to its original position, allowing seating for 300 people. There is full sized cinema screen in the main theatre as well as a projection system. There is a full sound system/lighting system in the theatre and the acoustics are amazing. The upstairs theatre has been converted to a show lounge and seats 200 people. The theatre has an elevator and is wheel chair accessible. Both venues are licensed and serve food. Catering is also available through the theatre. The theatre is a 3 minute walk from the Columbia Skytrain station so is very accessible via transit. This theatre can accommodate a variety of functions such as concerts, dances, dinner theatre, corporate events, charity fundraisers, meetings, wrap parties, private screenings, film festivals, weddings, banquets and other private functions. For more information or to view the theatre you can contact Barry Buckland or Brad Tones at The Columbia Theatre. They are located at 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster. This classic, vintage building is a unique venue where extraordinary events come to life.
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Event Spaces
Party Room
The Grand Room

The live music, An Eventective User from Surrey

The Columbia, has the best rock showcase anywhere, on wedsday night and the blues showcase on sunday is excellent! First rate all the way!

Gorgeous Venue, Great Service, An Eventective User from

The team at the Columbia is extremely accommodating, services & venue rental are well priced, and the location is ideal with parking and skytrain being so close by. Brad especially is a joy to deal with!

Perfect Fundraiser Venue, An Eventective User from Coquitlam

The Columbia offers cabaret/banquet style facilities where everyone is facing the stage. The venues are large enough for 200 to 300 people, yet intimate enough to engage your audience. This great functionality is housed in B.C.'s first atmospheric theatre which has been updated with luxurious red and gold carpet, gold accented moldings and great HVAC system for creature comforts.

  • Air Conditioned
  • Carpeting
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic Landmark/Registry
  • Meeting Room Wireless Internet Access Fee
  • Non-Smoking
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cuisine: We have our own kitchen that serves up great appetizers every night there is a booking
  • Facility Location Setting: The Columbia is the place for your next good time. The Grand Room, on the main floor can seat up to 300 people while our upstairs space The Baby Grand, can hold 200. There are options that allow both spaces to be used by the same group.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Nearest Airport: 9-16 km
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 2 km
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 2 km
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 1
  • Parking: Parking Open Lot Off-site
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: Greater than 80 km
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 2-8 km
  • Year Built: 1927
  • Year Renovated: 2011