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The Playground

101 Reviews


A pop-up ready space that has been home to 200+ pop-up shops, exhibitions, and events since 2012. This minimalist space is a blank canvas for creativity. Located in Vancouver's vibrant Chinatown, this space has been transformed into an elopement style wedding chapel, the world's first café repelling wireless signals, and a handmade Japanese knife shop to name a few.

Neighbours of the space include Bestie, El Kartel, The Shop Vancouver, and Duchesse Vintage - all vibrant locally owned shops bringing a diversity of shoppers to the neighbourhood.

The Playground is available for pop-up shops, gallery exhibits, meetings. Please note that this space is no longer accepting event or party requests. Weekend pricing includes Friday-Sunday with a 2-day minimum at $250/day. Read below for specific rules of the space.

Fixture rentals including racks are included in the booking. Please see photos for details and floor plan.

We provide a 5% discount to all registered non-profits and charities.

Available Hours


Hourly: $50/hour
Daily: $150/day
Weekly: $900/week
Monthly: $2,500/month
Security Deposit: $250
Minimum Booking: 3 hours

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


Alcohol permitted

Catering allowed

Please respect our neighbours; noise curfew is 10pm (this means guests have left and music is turned off).

We allow alcohol in the space, but need a Special Occasion License sent to us before the start date of the booking. We allow catering as well, but keep in mind any spills or stains need to be completely cleaned up before you leave the space. We don't charge a cleaning fee but ask that you clean up after your booking and leave it in the same condition it was found. Additional cleaning required after the booking is subject to an additional cleaning fee of $150.

All garbage and recycling must be taken with you at the end of the day. There is a garbage bin in the alley you will be provided a key for. ANY garbage left in the space is subject to a $50 penalty.

We allow small nails in the wall, but ALL holes must be filled by the end of the booking (tools/equipment provided). Any holes or marks left of the wall after the booking that aren't cleaned up are subject to an additional cleaning fee (amount is dependant on damage).





August 2019

Boris was a great host, everything was as expected and he responded to all of our questions in a timely matter.


August 2019

Amazing, second time using the space. Will use it a lot more in the future.


June 2019

I heard a lot of great things about this space, especially to host an art show! Leading up to the event, everything was very smooth, info was clear as to what to expect and all questions were answered promptly. Upon arrival, the place was left unkempt so we had to clean up before getting started. There were a lot of holes left in the wall and 5 lightbulbs were burnt out & also lacking a bit in the toiletry/cleaning supplies. However, I let Boris know & he was very receptive, kind, quick to respond & help me get the place to where I needed it to be. He was also very open to feedback to make the place better & in the end, it was the perfect venue for a successful event! I would definitely book this space again, Thank You Boris!


June 2019

Great space!


May 2019

Great Space! Boris, response quickly and is easy to deal with.


May 2019

This is our 2nd time at The Playground and 3rd working with Boris, and it's been excellent every time! Perfect spot for our show.


May 2019

Great space!


April 2019

We rented The Playground" Space for a fundraiser and it was a perfect size. Boris get back to right away on any questions you have. I will definitely rent there again for the next event.


April 2019

This space was the perfect spot for our pop-up/warehouse sale. The provided tables weren't the sturdiest, so if you need sturdy tables I suggest bringing your own. The whole process was easy and we're happy we had a successful sale.


March 2019

Great location

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