About Us

We are the visual and performing arts hub of the Tri-Cities.

About Us Jon Paul WaldenOur mission is to present entertaining and outstanding live performances, exhibitions and public programs that will leave you inspired, intrigued and coming back for more.

Evergreen Cultural Centre seeks to make a rich contribution to the cultural life of Coquitlam and the surrounding cities. Be sure to take advantage of our subscription packages which offer outstanding savings over the entire season. This year we once again strive to offer a formidable range of music, theatre, comedy and more.

Please also take the opportunity to venture into the Art Gallery at Evergreen and explore thoughtful and engaging exhibitions by the esteemed artists whose works we’re presenting this year. Updates and information can easily be found on our website, through our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Remember to also sign up for our membership program, which gives you further discounts and offerings throughout the year.

You will notice that the Evergreen Line is currently under construction. We are extremely excited about the completion of the Lafarge-Lake Douglas Station at the Evergreen Cultural Centre and implore patrons to navigate carefully through the construction. We are open for business with more fantastic shows and delightful arts programs than ever before!

See you at Evergreen Cultural Centre!

Jon-Paul Walden
Executive Director
Evergreen Cultural Centre

Board of Directors

Doug Matthews, President

Ellen Wattam, Vice President

Christine McKinnon, Treasurer

Claire Vermette, Secretary

Leanne Christie, Secretary

Lynne Maddock, Director

Ron McKinnon, Director

Curtis Pendleton, Director

Tony Prophet, Director

Jon-Paul Walden, Executive Director


The Evergreen Cultural Centre is a centre for excellence in diverse artistic endeavours, locally treasured, and widely respected.


To be known as the choice cultural destination by providing the community with engaging, quality entertainment, exhibitions, and arts programs in a welcoming environment.


The Evergreen Cultural Centre, a registered charitable organization and not-for-profit society, opened its doors in October 1996 in the new Town Centre in Coquitlam, British Columbia. A shared vision of the City of Coquitlam, the Tri-City arts community, private business and senior government, it is a facility and organization committed to providing excellence in arts and culture.

Evergreen is operated by the Evergreen Cultural Centre Society and governed by a Board of Directors. It is funded by the City of Coquitlam, as well as federal, provincial and foundation sources, box office revenue and corporate sponsorship.

The centre houses a 257-seat, flexible black box theatre and a 1500 square foot public art gallery. The Rehearsal Studio and several art or meeting studios provide an additional 5000 square feet of space for Evergreen’s classes, workshops and rentals while the spacious glassed-in Lobby offers a spectacular view of Lafarge Lake.

The Evergreen Cultural Centre presents a variety of arts programs including professional theatre, dance and music presentations, art exhibitions, arts education programs, and public programs for both children and adults, including arts camps. For young audiences it also produces its own family series and spring break festival.

In addition, the centre is a venue for numerous community-based arts groups providing much needed rehearsal, performance and teaching space. In 2014, over 80,000 visitors came to the Evergreen Cultural Centre to participate in the many offerings throughout the year.