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Lester Centre of the Arts

The Prince Rupert Performing Arts Centre was built as a state of the art 700 seat facility opened in 1987. In 2006 it was renamed Lester Centre of the Arts. It is operated by a non-profit society for the cultural benefit of the people of the Pacific Northwest. The house features side and upper balconies, with unobstructed view from all seats. Modern sound and lighting equipment complement the comfortable padded seats to produce an enjoyable and enlightening theatre experience. The spacious lobby hosts art displays from local artists, as well as a soft bar.

The Lester Centre at the heart of arts in Prince Rupert, this venue is the envy of communities around BC and Canada. The facility averages more than 120 performances each year, and the facility is used for rehearsals, dance classes, meeting and school district events with more than 420 bookings in a season. The facility boasts a rehearsal room, and a number of meeting rooms as well as the lobby gallery display area and stage. The Lester Centre is a versatile facility and any event is possible. Conventions, auctions, and televised town hall meetings are just some of the events scheduled at the Lester Centre.

Lester Center Hours are Monday to Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket Info

Tickets are available At:

  1. Cooks Jewellers 527 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert B.C.
  2. Lester Centre of the Arts 1100 McBride Street, Prince Rupert B.C.
  3. By Phone:(250)627-8888

The Box office is open 45 minutes prior to all ticketed events.

All Tickets $2 Extra at the door

Ticket Centre & Theatre Policies

  • Refunds/Exchanges - There are no refunds. There is a $2 charge for EACH ticket exchanged
  • Latecomers - Please come early. Latecomers disrupt the performance. Latecomers and any persons leaving the auditorium will not be seated until a suitable break in the performance as determined by the House Manager.
  • Late admissions may be refused as dictated by the demands of the performance and its producer.
  • Cameras and Recording Devices are prohibited unless otherwise indicated.
  • Children - Parents of small children may be asked to remove them if the House Manger determines that other patrons are being disturbed.

The Management reserves the right to refuse admission for any reason.

The management accepts no responsibility for the inconvenience to latecomers or persons asked to remove young children and will make no adjustments on account of it.

Seating Chart