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Anvil Centre is home to vibrant community and international programs, including dance, music, theatrical performances, arts and crafts programs for all ages, artist’s talks, film screenings, gallery tours and openings, and cultural festivals.

Anvil Centre is a vibrant gathering space and boutique conference centre conveniently located in the heart of the City of New Westminster. This community destination hosts a wide range of events, arts and cultural activities and programs.

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12 Events in February

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Prenatal Yoga

(16+)

This nurturing yoga class will help prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for childbirth and motherhood. Through pregnancy-safe poses, improve posture, balance and flexibility for your changing body and growing baby. Enjoy the mind and body benefits of this class while connecting with other moms-to-be in the community.

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Beginner / Intermediate Watercolour Painting

(16+)

Focus on enhancing your design, colour, and wash techniques. Participants are led through step-by-step demonstrations and provided with individual guidance to build confidence and develop their skills. Please bring a sketchbook to the first class. Supplies not included but a suggested supply list will be discussed.

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Water-soluble Oils

(16+)

Discover oil painting without the use of harsh chemicals. Learn about paint, brushes and surfaces while gaining a better understanding of colour mixing, layering and medium manipulation. Suitable for beginners.

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Restorative Meditation Yoga

(16+)

Alleviate stress and anxiety through systematic and guided relaxation techniques. Yoga Nidra is an accessible form of meditation for those seeking everyday well-being. No previous yoga experience required. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Intro to Ballet

(16+)

Learn the fundamentals of ballet and discover the joy of dance in a supportive environment. Participants develop body awareness, musicality, ballet technique, strength and coordination. No previous experience necessary.

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Cardio Ballet

(16+)

Designed to promote balance and alignment this upbeat and energetic class focuses on lengthening your body and strengthening your legs, feet and core. Movements are founded on ballet basics, but require no previous ballet or dance experience.

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Cardio Ballet

(16+)

Designed to promote balance and alignment this upbeat and energetic class focuses on lengthening your body and strengthening your legs, feet and core. Movements are founded on ballet basics, but require no previous ballet or dance experience.

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YogaLates

(16+)

Combine core strengthening and toning of Pilates with yoga poses to open the mind and the body. A great accompaniment to Yoga Basic Back Care. Take your core strengthening a little further, while still moving at your own pace. Move mindfully! Beginners welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Theatre: Take the Stage

(6 to 9y 11mos)

Open your eyes to character and script work, strengthen ensemble building and find your confidence onstage. Create a character from scratch, explore a story from your own imagination and deepen your fundamental skills of drama.

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Theatre: Take the Stage

(9 to 12y 11mos)

Open your eyes to character and script work, strengthen ensemble building and find your confidence onstage. Create a character from scratch, explore a story from your own imagination and deepen your fundamental skills of drama.

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YogaLates

(16+)

Combine core strengthening and toning of Pilates with yoga poses to open the mind and the body. A great accompaniment to Yoga Basic Back Care. Take your core strengthening a little further, while still moving at your own pace. Move mindfully! Beginners welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat.

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Tiny Tots & Technology (Parent Participation)

(3 to 5y 11mos)

Integrating simple sound, movement, and light technologies for preschoolers, your toddler will journey using storytelling and play as our primary momentum. Children will learn alongside their parents about simple circuit making, coding, and computational thinking in a stimulating and fun environment. Instructor: Alanna Ho.

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Book a Cultural Space

  • Price Charts
  • Room Specs

Anvil Centre’s cultural studios are top-of-the-line professional studio spaces that offer quality settings for visual, performing, applied, sound and new media arts.

They are available for workshops, lectures, screenings and rehearsals.

Anvil Centre also offers a professionally outfitted, acoustically insulated music practice room. All cultural studios and the music practice room can be rented at affordable prices.

For more information or to request a booking, please contact studiobookings@anvilcentre.ca or call 604.527.4640.

  • Community Rentals
  • Commercial/Private Rentals
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting
$18.25/hr
$9.10/hr
N/A
$18.25/hr
N/A
Activity
$36.20/hr
$18.25/hr
$36.20/hr
$36.20/hr
$5.85/hr
Room Name
Cultural Studios
Partitioned Cultural Studios
Dance Studio
Meeting Room
Music Practice Room
Meeting & Activity
$110.25/hr
$54.60/hr
$36.20/hr
$110.25/hr
$16.70/hr
  • Community Rentals means events, services and/or meetings organized and implemented by individuals or non-profit New Westminster organizations whose primary objective is to support or to actively engage in activities of public interest without commercial purpose.
  • These rates do not apply to corporate events and conferences.
  • Additional staff charges apply for rentals occurring when the building is closed to the public.
  • Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 411A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 411B (West)

  • Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)

  • Cultural Studio 413A (East)

  • Cultural Studio 413B (West)

  • Studio 415 (Dance Studio)

  • Cultural Studio 417

  • Music Practice Room 412

Cultural Studio 411 (East & West)
  • 1056 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 44’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
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Cultural Studio 411A (East)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees,
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 411B (West)
  • 528 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 22’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413 (East & West)
  • 1104 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 46’
  • Maximum 80 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 55 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413A (East)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Cultural Studio 413B (West)
  • 552 Square Feet
  • 24’ X 23’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 27 Classroom Style
  • Features utility sink and counter, natural light, linoleum floor, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as painting, drawing, crafts, workshops, rehearsals, meetings, seminars, lectures
Download Floor Plan
Studio 415 (Dance Studio)
  • 900 Square Feet
  • 36’ X 25’
  • Permanent stereo system w/MP3 hookup, floor to ceiling mirrors along two walls, natural light, ballet barres along two walls appropriate for adults and children, sprung floor with hardwood surface, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for dance rehearsals, classes and practice
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Cultural Studio 417
  • 884 Square Feet
  • 34’ X 26’
  • Maximum 45 Theatre Style
  • Maximum 36 Classroom Style
  • Features natural light, carpeted floor, 60” television and audio, adjustable temperature 19-23 degrees
  • Suitable for cultural activities and programs such as lectures, workshops, meetings and seminars
Download Floor Plan
Music Practice Room 412
  • 60 square feet
  • Maximum 4 individuals (depending on instruments)
  • Upright piano
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