Chinatown - Vancouver, BC
Retail, Events, Production
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, and private events. Weekend pricing includes Fridays-Sunday with a 2-day minimum at $250/day.
Fixture rentals including tables, chairs, racks, and shelves are also available. Please see photos for details and pricing, and floor plan.
We provide a 5% discount to all registered non-profits and charities.
*Our calendar is always up to date. If you can request the dates, it means they are currently open*
Amenities & Features
Minimum Booking: 3 hours
Please respect our neighbours, noise curfew is 10pm.
All garbage and recycling must be taken with you at the end of the day. There is no onsite garbage or recycling disposal.
Protected by $2,000,000 Host Insurance
Every booking on thisopenspace includes liability coverage, at no additional cost.
This space felt larger to me than it looks in the photos. There is a parkade close by so that was a big help for our event guests. We really appreciated being able to use the sound system and overall the venue was perfect for our event. We hosted an art show/fundraiser with 10 artists and had about 100 guests throughout the course of the evening. I recommend this space. Elaine was a pleasure to deal with and all of our needs were met.
The communication was great and everyone was as expected. I recommend to anyone looking for a pop-up space.
Space was perfect and using it went without a hiccup. Highly recommended.
The Playground turned out to be a great space for our art show. Elaine was also very easy to communicate with and responded to every question I had, usually within the hour. The space itself is perfect for a small art show or pop-up and the simple layout makes things easy to set up. Would definitely rent the Playground again.
Spencer was a wonderful guest at The Playground. Easy to communicate with, respectful of the space and our guidelines, and we're happy his art show was successful! :)
Overall a good experience in the space. Some attention to detail in maintaining the space, would make the experience better.
Elaine is great to work with and very understanding of situations and is pleasure to work with.
Great space in a great location, Elaine gave detailed instructions and provided everything for cleaning and setting up. Great experience would definitely recommend.
Reliable, accommodating and each to reach/communicate with
Yashar was a wonderful host. He provided everything we needed for our art showcase, and communicated promptly and clearly. I wouldn't hesitate to use thisopenspace in the future! So great.
This space was excellent for what we needed it for. Yashar was really efficient with his communication and very helpful.
Excellent! Yashar's space was perfect for our show. He was great to work with and easily accessible. We'll be back again, I'm sure.
Yashar was so great to deal with and the space was perfect!
Yashar totally came to our rescue. The Playground was clean, spacious, and ideal. Yashar was compassionate and encouraging.
Great space, easy to decorate and make look like whatever you want it to be. Would be good to have a locked up place to store personal belongings while there but otherwise it was lovely! Appreciated all the social media interaction and shares by our host and this open space!