Planning Your Visit

CTYP is located on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver. Our Arts Complex, located at 1411 Cartwright Street, houses our Drama School camps and classes, our rehearsal halls and our administration offices. We are a bright blue building- you can’t miss us! This space has two floors. At this time, the second floor of our complex, which houses our offices and Studio B is only accessible via stairs. The ground floor (including Studio A, Studio C and washrooms) is entirely step-free.

CTYP’s Family Stage performances are right across the street at The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street. The Waterfront Theatre lobby, lounge, washrooms and front row of auditorium is step-free.

Our exuberant Teen Shakespeare performances take place just down the street, outdoors in Rob Basford Park beside the Granville Island Hotel. The site and front row seating is step-free and accessible washrooms are available indoors.

If you have any questions about our spaces, please give us a call at (604) 669-3410.

Getting to Granville Island

Granville Island is located in the heart of Vancouver, nestled under the South End of The Granville Street Bridge.

Getting to Granville Island by car is easy since many main thoroughfares run nearby, including the Granville Street Bridge above, and 4th Avenue to the south, and Burrard Street to the west.

By Car

From your point of origin, travel towards the intersection of West 4th Avenue and Fir Street. Then head north on Fir Street, and take either the first right at West 3rd Avenue (which turns into Anderson St. to the left (north)), or take the second right at West 2nd Ave.

You will then find yourself at the intersection of West 2nd Avenue and Anderson St., and should be able to see the Granville Island sign under the bridge looking northward on Anderson St. Follow Anderson St. onto Granville Island.

By Bus

#50 False Creek

The #50 False Creek bus comes from Gastown in the downtown area, along Granville St., and stops just off Granville Island, at the intersection of Anderson St. and West 2nd Ave. It will let you off on the southeast side of West 2nd Ave. Look for the large Granville Island sign and the yellow and rainbow-ed Kids Market along Anderson St. northward.

Other Bus Routes

The Granville & 5th Ave at the south end of the Granville Bridge, is also an interchange for many of the urban and suburban routes. Hop off your bus at 5th Ave and walk 5-10 minutes northward under the bridge to get to Granville Island.

For more information about Vancouver’s bus system, go to: or call (604) 953-3333.


Parking on Granville Island is free before 11 am and after 6 pm. Between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm, parking is $2 per hour from September to May, and $3 per hour for the months of June, July and August. Parking can be purchased in 15 minute intervals

There is 1 wheelchair accessible parking spot located directly in front of The Waterfront Theatre.


The following family friendly restaurants are within a 5 minute walk to our Theatre:

  • The Keg Granville Island
  • Tony’s Fish and Chips
  • Dockside Restaurant @ The Granville Island Hotel

Fun Stuff on Granville Island

Here are some fun events happening on Granville Island this summer:

  • The Water Park (located East of The Waterfront Theatre) Open July 1-Labour Day. With its two slides and multiple sprays and fountains the Water Park is a great place to play. FREE. Hours: 10 am-6 pm
  • Farmer’s Market – every Thursday from June 9 to September 26, 2019. (Located at the Chain & Forge, situated under the Granville Street Bridge, across from The Keg) Hours: 11AM – 4PM
  • Public Market. An indoor market featuring a fascinating assortment of colourful food and produce stores, showcasing handcrafted products and the very finest in unique gifts. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field. Hours: 9 am – 7 pm