Facilities

COVID-19

Workspace Safety Plans - Stage One

The following workspace safety plans will assist those who need to return to their workspaces in order to perform timely Department work that cannot be done remotely.

This plan includes a review of those activities to ensure effective controls are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This plan requires the review of the operational activities in your workspace to ensure effective controls are in place to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

Workspace Safety Plans - Stage Two

The following Term 1 plan proposes to build on the approved Stage One plans to open a limited amount of spaces in the Frederic Wood Theatre and the Telus Studio.

This plan includes a review of those activities to ensure effective controls are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

This is an addendum to the Department of Theatre and Film Theatre Stage Two, Term 1 Teaching Plan.


The UBC Theatre and Film Department has a variety of facilities to accommodate for the multiple disciplines taught in our programs.

Frederic Wood Theatre

Frederic Wood Theatre (and Main Theatre office)
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

The Frederic Wood Theatre, also known as the “Freddie Wood Theatre” on campus, is the home of our theatre productions and the heart of the Department. Built in the classic style of the 1960s, the theatre has a proscenium stage with fly tower (25 CW sets), traps and a built-in revolve.

The Frederic Wood Theatre is a multi-purpose building housing classrooms, offices spaces and fully equipped shops including: a scene shop for wood and metal work, a costume shop and a properties shop. Often, major local professional theatres and film companies will come to our Department to make use of our great resources.

Dorothy Somerset Studios

Dorothy Somerset Studios (Hut M18)
6361 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

The newly renovated Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre is used to stage small productions and class projects. Equipped with a lighting board and a fixed grid, this attractive black box theatre can seat up to 120, with a total room capacity of 150.

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Since 1997, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts has earned an international reputation for its striking design, stellar acoustics and exceptional programming for music, theatre and film events. The venue consists of three major facilities: Telus Studio Theatre, Chan Shun Concert Hall and Royal Bank Cinema.

Telus Studio Theatre

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Within the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts there is the Telus Studio Theatre, originally designed as an experimental venue and now used for productions in the Theatre and Film Department. This venue is arranged in a horseshoe shape, with three levels of twelve towers. Its unique features can accommodate several stage configurations to match each production’s needs.

Access Our Spaces

The Frederic Wood Theatre and Dorothy Somerset Studios are available to rent out for your event.

Room Bookings

For those interested in theatre or film production, there are rooms available for booking. Please note that there are others who use the spaces so please be respectful and considerate of all policies.

Policies

You or your production may only sign up for 2 hours per day. Season or Graduate Directing Productions and Faculty may book longer times, as required.

If you are more than 5 minutes late for the rehearsal that you have signed up for, you forfeit the first half hour of your booking, You must then wait until the next half hour before interrupting the rehearsal in progress, e.g.

  • You are supposed to start rehearsing at 2pm;
  • Someone else has booked the room up till 2pm;
  • Your arrive at 2:15 pm. If the other party is still rehearsing, you must wait until 2:30pm before you can interrupt their rehearsal.

Booking Instructions

  • If it is the week of your rehearsal, please sign up on the bulletin boards at the BC Binning Rehearsal Rooms on the bulletin board outside of BCB Room 128. The sheets are posted after 2:00 PM Fridays for the following Monday – Sunday.
  • Please sign up in pencil only, your full name and phone number must be legible
  • If you book more than two hours, the latter half of the booking will be erased
  • Rooms must be left in a clean state. No food or drink is allowed in any of the rooms (water is permitted)

For advance rehearsal spaces please email Zanna Downes at sec@ubc.ca

Please be considerate of others when checking to see if a rehearsal has finished. Wait for a break in the rehearsal to inform the party you are ready to take over the room. When your time is up check to see if someone is waiting to take over the space.

Bookings are only allowed for class projects; outside projects may only use the room with faculty permission and supervision.

Available Facilities

  • Room 2
  • Room 104
  • Screening Room

Policies

Please be considerate of others when checking to see if the previous user has finished. Wait for a break in their process to inform the party you are ready to take over the room. When your time is up, check to see if someone is waiting to take over the space.

If you are more than 5 minutes late for the rehearsal that you have signed up for, you forfeit the first half hour of your booking, You must then wait until the next half hour before interrupting the rehearsal in progress, e.g.

  • You are supposed to start rehearsing at 2pm;
  • Someone else has booked the room up till 2pm;
  • Your arrive at 2:15 pm. If the other party is still rehearsing, you must wait until 2:30pm before you can interrupt their rehearsal.

Booking Instructions

Every Friday afternoon at 3pm, the schedule for the following week will be posted outside the classroom. You or your production may sign up for a maximum of 6 hours per day, one week ahead, by signing up in person. MFA’s and BFA’s in production may book longer times and further in advance, but require faculty permission.

Please note, only faculty or MFA’s can book with the Film Production Secretary in advance via telephone or email; a minimum of two weeks notice is required. Bookings will be considered in order of their arrival.

Anyone may view the on-line calendar for the rooms, in order to aid planning, but the calendar posted is the final schedule as of Friday afternoon, till the following Thursday. When signing up, in person:

  • Please sign up in pencil only;
  • Your full name, production name, class name (i.e. FIPR 234) email and phone number must be legible;
  • If you book more than 6 hours, the latter half of the booking will be erased.

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