Venues

ALIX GOOLDEN PERFORMANCE HALL

Voted #1 Best Live Music Venue at 12th Annual M Awards

A world class performance hall, in the heart of downtown Victoria.
907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC. Canada. V8V 3P4

“A jewel box of a building.” Emmylou Harris, Music Icon and header-bg-3winner of 13 Grammys – 2013

The Alix Goolden Performance Hall, formerly a church sanctuary, is an elegant 800-seat venue featuring fine acoustics, a vaulted ceiling, filigree iron railings, carved wooden pews, and intricate stained glass windows. It is at once spacious and intimate. Named in honour of one of the Conservatory’s original founders, the Alix Goolden Performance Hall plays host to many acclaimed international performers, while also serving the needs of the Conservatory students and faculty and the local community.

The hall has hosted readings by such internationally known authors as David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, and Salman Rushdie. It has seen performances by musicians as diverse as Jean Stilwell, Moshe Hammer, Anton Kuerti, the Nylons, Daniel Lanois, the Arrogant Worms, Sarah Harmer and Randy Bachman. Such noted Conservatory alumni as Barbara Livingston and Walter Prossnitz have also performed in the hall.

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Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Technical Description & Rental Services

Seating Plan
• Capacity: 800 (Main Floor: 440; Mezzanine Level: 360)
• Festival style (unnumbered) seating in original padded heritage pews, which curve 180º around stage front. Some seats offer limited vision.

The Stage
• 40′ wide by 28′ deep
• New semicircular thrust stage. Constructed of cushioned maple hardwood.
• Risers available

Backstage
• 500 sq. ft. green room with minor kitchen facilities

Sound and Lighting
• Excellent acoustics and sight-lines
• Stage lighting and P.A. system. Detailed technical specifications available upon request.

Piano
• Hamburg Steinway 9 ft Concert Grand Piano

Other Services
• Public washroom facilities
• Wheelchair accessibility

Box Office and Promotion
• Your event will be included in all Victoria Conservatory of Music upcoming events listings, including the Events listings on the Victoria Conservatory of Music website
• Ticket production and distribution services are not provided

Submit a booking request for Alix Goolden Hall

For more information please contact:
Bernie Keppler or Josh Haase, Bookings & Venues Co-Managers, by phone at 250-419-4315 or by email at bookings@vcm.bc.ca

ROBIN AND WINIFRED WOOD RECITAL HALL

An intimate, chapel style performance hall, located in downtown Victoria.
907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC Canada. V8V 3P4
A more intimate ambience is found in the smaller 100-seat Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall, formerly the Spencer Chapel, which provides space for small-scale music performances, solo recitals, lectures, and rehearsals. The Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall is dedicated in memory of Principal Emeritus Robin Wood (d. 2004) and Vice Principal Emerita Winifred Scott Wood (d. 2012), who together made an outstanding and lasting musical contribution to the Conservatory and to our community from 1965 until Mrs. Wood’s passing in 2012.

This charming space features zig-zag walls and stained glass windows depicting uniquely west-coast scenes: a logging truck zooming down a mountain road; a fishing boat at anchor; bathers enjoying the beach.

 The hall is in constant use, mostly for Conservatory needs such as graduation and other student recitals. It is also available for rental on a very limited basis.

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Wood Recital Hall
Technical Description & Rental Services

Seating Plan
• Capacity: 100

Services
• Yamaha 7 ft Concert Grand Piano (subject to tuning fee)
• Wheelchair ramp

Stage

• 27′ at widest point by 15.5′ deep
• New hardwood thrust stage

Box Office and Promotion
• Ticket production and distribution services are not provided.
• Your event will be included in all Victoria Conservatory of Music upcoming events listings, including the Event Listing on the Victoria Conservatory of Music website.

Sound and Lighting
No professional lighting or sound equipment is provided. Overhead ceiling lighting can be controlled individually via dimmers and switches and include: one set of fluorescent house lights, one set of incandescent house lights and two individually controlled incandescent lights spotted to stage left and stage right. 

Please note that if you require supplementary technical equipment, you will need to rent equipment and to contract technical support staff from an appropriate supplier. If you intend to bring in extra equipment, please submit a technical rider to the Conservatory at the time of your booking.

Electrical

• 3 – 15 amp outlets (2 on front of stage and 1 behind curtain rear stage centre)
• 50 amp stove plug (Circuit breaker for 50 amp is in circuit box by organ loft; circuit panel for Wood Hall outlets, ceiling lights and 15 amp outlet is located in electrical room.)

Other (subject to availability)

• One Oak Podium
• Two 72” tables
• Two 48” tables
• Sixty stacking plastic chairs
• One 90” table

Make a booking request for Robin & Winifred Wood Recital Hall

For more information please contact:
Bernie Keppler or Josh Haase, Bookings & Venues Co-Managers, by phone at 250-419-4315 or by email at bookings@vcm.bc.ca

Parking & Venues

We hope the following information will help you to have a great experience when attending events at the VCM, Alix Goolden Hall and Wood Recital Hall. Entrances can be found at both 907 Pandora Ave and 900 Johnson St. Victoria, BC.  View Larger Map

The VCM parking lot is reserved for staff and faculty at all times. Street parking and public lots are available within short walking distance. After 5:00pm and on weekends, VCM patrons may park at McCall Bros. (the corner of Johnson St. and Vancouver St.). No ticket or pass is necessary to park at McCall’s; in cases where their lot is unavailable (i.e. during a service), signage will be posted.

McCall Bros events take priority over their lot and a sign ‘NO VCM PARKING – Special Event’ will be posted and must be respected. Thank you for your understanding. View Larger Map

School Entrance – 900 Johnson St.

VCM Library – 920 Johnson St.

Alix Goolden Performance Hall & Robin and Winifred Wood Recital Hall – 907 Pandora Avenue (also accessible through the School Entrance)

Metro Studio – 1411 Quadra St.

Wheelchair Access – 900 Johnson St.

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