The Asian Centre has multi-functional facilities suitable for conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, and cultural performances.
This space can be used by university and public groups, with priority given to Asia-related events. Please note that as of March 2020, in line with current UBC protocol and BC Health guidelines, the Asian Centre Auditorium, Seminar and Tea Gallery are currently unavailable for any group bookings. You are still welcome to either complete the form below or email us, to inquire about events in 2021, but we will need to continue to follow current protocols at the time of the event to determine whether it will be able to go ahead.
Spaces and Rates
The building is open during the regular hours of the Asian Library but our spaces may be used for bookings at any time.
|Auditorium||UBC Rate||Public Rate|
|4 hours||$200 plus tax||$350 plus tax|
|Daily Rate||$325 plus tax||$550 plus tax (per day)|
|Seminar and Tea Gallery||UBC Rate||Public Rate|
|First 4 Hours||$30 (per hour)||$45 (per hour)|
Size: 54’x42′ / Max. Capacity: 200
The Auditorium is the most versatile space in the Asian Centre where the renter can customize the layout in order to best accommodate for their needs. Below is a list of all available features that come with the rental:
- 20 foot screen
- 190 stackable chairs
- 18 collapsable 8 x 2.5 ft tables
- 1 lectern
- Hosting access to the Asian Centre foyer
- Built-in coat check area
- Dressing Room
Please note that the renter is responsible for setup and cleanup of the space. All equipment and furniture must be returned by the end of the booking.
Size: 31′ x 15’5″ / Max. Capacity: 25 (ideal for 10-20)
Located on the main floor of the Asian Centre, the Seminar Room has a wall of windows with a beautiful view of our sunken garden that surrounds the building. The room contains 9 tables placed together in boardroom style, with 25 air-flow mesh chairs. It is equipped with a 70-inch retractable screen and a built-in 6-foot blackboard.
Size: 48′ x 4’10” / Capacity: 20 people
Located in the Asian Centre, the Tea Gallery is surrounded with a view of the moat and Japanese gardens. With three tatami-covered benches, a large display case and a glass wall, the space is suitable for tea ceremonies and small receptions.