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Venues & Accessibility

Festival Venues

  • SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts—GCA

    Venue Website

    Address
    149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

    Parking
    Pay lots and metered parking nearby

    Entrance
    Street level ramps, elevator.

    Seating
    6 accessible spaces

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • SFU Goldcorp World Arts Centre—GCA WAC

    Venue Website

    Address
    149 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

    Parking
    Pay lots and metered parking nearby

    Entrance
    Street level ramps, elevator.

    Seating
    6 accessible spaces

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • International Village—IV

    Venue Website

    Address
    3rd Floor – 88 W Pender St
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

    Parking
    Underground parking includes accessible spots. Free parking while seeing a film only, please keep your ticket or screening slip.

    Entrance
    3rd floor, access by elevator at street level and underground parking.

    Seating
    6 accessible spaces.

    Washrooms
    Fully accessible on 2nd floor.

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615
    Fully accessible on 2nd floor.

  • VIFF Vancity Theatre—VCT

    Venue Website

    Address
    1181 Seymour Street (at Davie), Vancouver BC

    Parking
    Metered parking nearby

    Entrance
    Street level ramp

    Seating
    2 to 4 spaces for wheelchairs (depending on size of chair)

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • Vancouver Playhouse—VPH

    Venue Website

    Note: this venue no longer accepts cash for bar + concession. Coat check still accepts cash.

    Address
    600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

    Parking
    Underground parking includes accessible spots. The parking lot is not fully accessible due to elevator issues. Please call Civic Theatres (604-665-3050) if you need to find alternative parking.

    Entrance
    Street level

    Seating
    5 accessible spaces

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • York Theatre—YT

    Venue Website

    Address
    639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Parking
    Street parking only

    Entrance
    Street level

    Seating
    Last 2 rows of seating on main level are wheelchair accessible; can notify staff and/or VQFF ahead of time to reserve front row seating

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn —šxP

    Venue Website

    Address
    695 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0K9

    Parking
    Pay lots and metered parking nearby

    Entrance
    Curb cut at drop-off on Hamilton, street level ramp

    Seating
    Open space plaza, limited seating, park benches surrounding plaza

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible (via Playhouse lobby)

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • The Junction Pub—JP

    Venue Website

    Address
    1138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC

    Parking
    Metered street parking

    Entrance
    Street level ramp

    Seating
    Multiple accessible spaces, adjustable layout

    Washrooms
    Fully wheelchair accessible

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is available as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • The Pint

    Address
    455 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC

    Parking
    Impark Lot 2215 available across the street.

    Entrance
    Ground level.

    Washrooms
    Accessible on the main floor.

    Washrooms
    Full accessibility audit available as PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • Bean Around the World—BAW

    Venue Website

    Address
    175 West Hastings Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

    Parking
    Pay lots and metered parking nearby

    Entrance
    Street level. No power doors.

    Seating
    Limited cafe-style seating.

    Washrooms
    Fully accessible. No power doors.

    Full Accessibility Audit
    The full accessibility audit is will be available before event dates as a PDF. Template from Radical Access Mapping Project. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please call Out On Screen at 604.844.1615

  • Venue Website

    Address
    Suite 425 – 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC

    Parking
    There is a paid parkade as part of the building, that unfortunately closes at 7pm. After 7pm, it is recommend people park at EasyPark at Keefer and Quebec St or street parking.

    Entrance
    Street level with no steps, the front doors of the building are automatic.

    Washrooms
    Two non-gendered multiple stalls washrooms, including one universal washroom with grab bars and wheelchair clearance. The washroom entrance is 32 inches wide.

    Additional Accessibility Info
    For more information about venue accessibility, please click here. If you have any additional accessibility questions, please contact the SUM Gallery at events@queerartsfestival.com.

Places to Stay.

  • The Burrard

    Hotel Website

    Address
    1100 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y7

    About
    The Burrard is a unique, retro West Coast hotel concept unlike anything else in Vancouver. Built in 1956 and recently transformed into a quirky boutique property, this is the place for guests looking for a little personality in their hotel. Offering 72 stylish rooms featuring design-driven furnishings and top-end free amenities, The Burrard is right downtown, on the edge of the West End and Yaletown neighbourhoods, making it easy to explore the real Vancouver.

  • Delta Vancouver Suites

    Hotel Website

    Address
    550 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1L

    About
    Relax in style with the newly renovated suites at Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites. With a superb downtown location, just moments from the buzzworthy districts of Gastown and Yaletown, our all-suite hotel offers the perfect home base for both weekend getaways and extended stays. Settle in to modern suites, 35% larger than the average hotel room, which boast an urban design and a range of upscale perks like free Wi-Fi and floor-to-ceiling windows. Throughout the hotel, explore our exceptional on-site dining options, break a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center and take advantage of our helpful business services. Those in downtown Vancouver for work will appreciate our location, next door to the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue – as well as our flexible on-site venues and expert planning services. And you’re just moments away from some of the area’s most noteworthy attractions; in addition to Gastown and Yaletown, we offer easy access to Stanley Park and Rogers Arena. Let Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites be your chic home away from home.

  • The DOUGLAS by JW Marriot

    Hotel Website

    Address
    45 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC

    About
    Visionary and independent, the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection provides an utterly uncommon experience in the vibrant Parq Vancouver entertainment resort. We welcome you with boutique amenities, sustainable design and an unwavering attention to detail. Every element of our hotel is crafted to tell a story – from the local art in our contemporary rooms and suites to our rooftop urban park, an extension of the awe-inspiring nature that surrounds us here in Vancouver. Host a small event in one of our riverview boardrooms, a reception in the glass-front Fairview Ballroom or a conference in the Parq Grand – the largest hotel ballroom space in Vancouver. D/6 is a sophisticated rooftop lounge with artisanal cocktails and incredible views; The Victor serves fresh, locally sourced seafood and steak. Should you wish to explore, Gastown, Yaletown and the lively False Creek waterfront are right at your fingertips. Visit us in downtown Vancouver, and learn why the DOUGLAS, Autograph Collection is Exactly Like Nothing Else.

  • Fairmont Waterfront

    Hotel Website

    Address
    900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC

    About
    Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, Fairmont Waterfront is a world class luxury hotel in Vancouver, and proudly embraces a sustainable philosophy. We offer upscale comfort, personalized service, and unparalleled West Coast views, with easy access to everything that makes Vancouver spectacular. All this… and we like to have a little fun, too.

    In our beautifully renovated rooms, you’ll wake up to an inspired Vancouver morning, with views overlooking our garden or sweeping ocean views of Burrard Inlet and the striking coastal mountains beyond. We invite you to work, play, relax and make yourself at home.

  • Four Seasons Vancouver

    Hotel Website

    Address
    791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4

    About
    In the centre of it all and with outdoor adventure just minutes away, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver encompasses the very best of this active, forward-looking city. Staff showcase their pride in the Hotel with caring and personal service that gets at the heart of what guests want. With creativity, a sense of humour and a touch of rebelliousness, Four Seasons transforms even the smallest moments into special experiences. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is proud to be a recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five Star rating, a coveted honour awarded to only two high-achieving Vancouver hotels.

  • Skwachàys Lodge

    Hotel Website

    Address
    29/31 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1R3

    About
    Skwachàys Lodge is an extraordinary boutique hotel and Canada’s first Aboriginal arts hotel. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s historic downtown this stunning addition to Vancouver’s urban landscape offers guests an authentic Aboriginal experience while providing the highest quality personalized service. Skwachàys Lodge has been transformed using a sustainable model for supportive housing.

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Accessibility

We’re proud to continue our longstanding commitment to ensuring that all of our venues are assessed for accessibility of entrances, washrooms, parking and seating allotment for people who use wheelchairs, scooters or other mobility aides. If you have any questions about our accessibility initiatives, please email or phone 604.844.1615.

  • Access Ticketing Policy Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors and underemployed patrons (no ID required). Memberships are only discounted for youth (17 & under).
  • Washrooms We prioritize venues with washrooms that are physically accessible and permit all-gender access during Festival dates. We’ve been placing gender-destabilizing signs on washroom doors at all venues for most of our Festival’s history.
  • Courtesy Seating Look for Accessibility Volunteers at each venue who can assist you with courtesy chairs while you wait in line or to gain priority access to the venue.
  • Community Tickets We issue over 500 complimentary tickets and memberships to community groups for individuals who face financial and other barriers to attending the Festival. Contact us if you’d like to be included in an upcoming festival.
  • Free Companion Seating Available for companions of people with disabilities (subject to availability, please inquire at the venue Box Office).
  • American Sign Language ASL interpretation is available at select screenings as indicated on the schedule. Subtitled films also noted.
  • Childcare Subsidies Parents or guardians can receive $10 per screening at the venue to assist with childcare costs. 
  • Be Scent Sensitive Please join us in making the Festival more accessible to people with scent sensitivities and allergies by avoiding the use of scented products at all Festival screenings and events.
  • Transit Information Get to Festival venues by bus and skytrain. Translink offers HandyDART services for those that are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance. For details please visit their website or call 604.953.3680.