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. If you have any questions about our facilities, please contact:
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||$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.