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Atelier 254

650 SqFt (Shared Space)

52 Reviews


Space starts at a base rate of $250/day (10am till 5pm - any usage outside regular hours are an additional fee of $75.00 per hour). Please include your set-up and clean-up time.

We are a discreet little studio with a contemporary charm located in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown district. Our new-fashioned atelier with white washed floors, 100 year old brick walls, 15 foot ceilings and softly filtered window light, provides a perfect environment for photoshoots, small scale video shoots, art exhibits and creative endeavours.

Available Hours


Hourly: $75/hour
Daily: $250/day
Weekly: not available
Monthly: not available
Security Deposit: $250
Minimum Booking: 3 hours

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Cancellation protection up to 48-hours + $2,000,000 Host Insurance

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Security System
Fitting Room
Natural Light
Ground Floor
Catering Allowed
Alcohol Permitted
Commercial Kitchen
Basic Kitchen
Fitness Friendly
Outdoor Space
Wheelchair Accessible
Air Conditioning


Alcohol permitted

The building contains 2 artists whose workshops are in the same building. Atelier 254 is located in the front of the building, with the artist workshops and the bathroom(s) located throughout the rest. We ask a few things to consider for your potential usage of the space:

*Failure to adhere to these space rules will result in the FULL loss of the damage deposit.*

1. Please take ALL your garbage & recycling with you or there will be a $50 fee.
2. To NOT linger in the area outside the bathroom as it's not in the area you would be potentially renting and that space is where the artists leave their belongings.
3. If you have equipment/props brought in, please do NOT drag them on the ground as it can cause scratches. If damage happens (outside of what is already there which we are aware of) it would lead to a loss of your damage deposit.
4. After you have loaded in all your equipment/staff, the front door (street level) must be closed and KEPT LOCKED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RENTAL. This is a neighbourhood in transition and extra security measures need to be taken to insure nothing gets stolen.
5. No usage of ANY items (chairs, tables, furniture etc) in the building aside from what is in the space being rented.
6. Please respect the privacy of the artists in the space and let your production crew and talent know to not wander to the back of the studio where private studios are. Please stay in the designated rental area.





March 2019

Wonderful space! Lots of room and big windows letting in tons of light!! Love everything about it.


March 2019

Lex is communicative, clear and accomodating


March 2019

Great studio space. Beautiful light and great location. Would book again. Thanks!


February 2019

Lex's space was perfect for our video shoot. Everything was flawless and turned out exactly how we envisioned it! The space is just as beautiful as the pictures, I highly recommend it!


January 2019

We used this space to film an interview and we left fairly disappointed. While the location itself is a neat, open environment - the location leaves A LOT to be desired for anything remotely creative. The main entrance (we were not made aware of any others) is a tiny corridor off the street that is hardly 4 feet wide, making it nearly impossible to bring anything in the realm of larger film equipment or personal furniture inside. The space also absolutely reeked of fish due to what I assume is poor ventilation (unit is directly overtop a fish market). The photos also didn't capture the space accurately - we were led to believe there was no seating in the space when there were two brown couches and a broken table with a wonky leg that had to be moved. Not a huge issue but definitely misleading. Our host also took 8+ hours at multiple times to respond to our inquiries via thisopenspace which is completely unacceptable. While all these issues may be subjective to some in terms of urgency - it should not be argued that by in far this space is vastly overpriced for the quality considered. There are a multitude of more affordable, accessible spaces within thisopenspace in Vancouver that I would recommend over this one from personal and peer experiences.


December 2018

Great space, especially the natural light is amazing; very nice host! We forgot to bring the tools we needed, and Lex was so nice to help us find one from her storage! We will come back again for sure!


November 2018

This space was great, beautiful, and worth the price. I would like to note that this space is a personal residence, and because people live here there is quite a bit of in and out traffic. There was only a sheet up between the rental space and the other area and people came in and out through my shoot about 4/5 times that day while I was doing some pretty sensitive work where privacy was a priority. It does smell a little fishy on the way upstairs but you don’t notice it in the space. Heat was also an issue, even though we were dancing in there all day we were freezing. Knowing all this, I still would have rented this space- but would have been better prepared. So I hope that the next renter reads this and has a great experience!


November 2018

Atelier 254 provided the perfect backdrop for our video shoot. It is a beautiful space full of character, with lots of natural light. Would definitely book it again!


November 2018

Lex and JP were super helpful and easy to reach. The space was exactly as pictured! Would definitely use this space again.

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October 2018

Cool space shown exactly from his photos.

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