a few words about us

The North Peace Cultural Centre has been the hub of arts and community in Fort St. John since it opened its doors in June of 1992. Host to a Theatre, Café, Library and Art Gallery, The Cultural Centre offers a broad range of services to the community and is an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and conferences. We are a non-profit organization that relies on the donations from the community to thrive and are governed by the North Peace Cultural Society.

The staff of the Centre are professional, courteous and friendly and will try to accommodate all your performance or event needs. If you are touring and booking your routes, Fort St. John should be on the list. This is the stop for touring in the northeast of British Columbia, only seven hours north of Edmonton with major stops available in Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek. Then it’s over the mountains and a five-hour trip to Prince George.

412 seat Proscenium Theatre
Peace Gallery North - Art Gallery & Gift Shop featuring local artists and artisans
PlayArts Preschool - Fine Arts Preschool for ages 3-5
Cultured Cafe - Breakfast/Lunchtime Cafe & Catering Service
Professional Dance Studio
High Quality Meeting Rooms
Member Artist Studio
Professional Staff Assistance for your meetings, performances and events
Fort St John Public Library
Gaming Center & Merchandise - Pokémon, board games, and more

Home of the Fort St. John Country Quilters
Home of the North Peace Community Choir
Home of Fort St. John Public Library

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Closed on holidays.
The building is open during Library hours and may be open earlier or later during events held within the Centre.

The Fort St. John Public Library is open the following hours:
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm
Wednesdays: 10am-7pm
Thursdays: 10am-7pm
Fridays: 10am-7pm
Saturdays: 10am-6pm
Sundays: Closed

Mission & Vision

Vision

The North Peace Cultural Society’s vision is to enhance, and create an affordable thriving arts, culture and entertainment experience through facilities, programs, partnerships, and resources. We will demonstrate leadership and expertise in promoting, educating, and encouraging arts and culture development through improving access to cultural experiences.

The North Peace Cultural Society is firmly committed to providing a quality performance and display space for local and non-local artists, innovative community programming and actively fostering community partnerships designed to further arts and culture within the community.

The North Peace Cultural Society continuously develops and maintains a financially stable environment, actively pursuing and managing resources, and garnering support from the community, corporate and government sectors (municipal, provincial, and federal).

Mission

The North Peace Cultural Society strives to provide quality presentation and creative space for all artistic endeavours and to nurture, educate, promote, and encourage all forms of artistic expression by removing any participation barriers.

 

Plan your visit

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Location

Located at the Center of Downtown, on the corner of 100th Street and 100th Avenue, the Centre is situated for maximum accessibility to everyone in Fort St. John.

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Bike Racks

There are bike racks located at both front and rear entrances to the Centre.

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Parking Lots

The North Peace Cultural Centre offers parking for all events through both of its parking lots which are accessed from 99th Avenue. The main lot is adjacent to the Centre and the secondary lot is located across the street from the Centre, behind Mastaro Sushi.

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Street Parking

Street parking is available on 99th Avenue and 100th Avenue. Please obey all signage in regards to street parking.  Street parking on 100th Avenue is metered during weekdays.

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Extras

Make your night out extra special by visiting Roustabouts Restaurant & Bar. Located at 9720 - 100 St, one block south of the Centre, Roustabouts offers ticket holders to Cultural Centre events 10% off their meals on the night of the show.

Past events

Saturday, Oct 19 – Sursaut Dance – Me Squared

Saturday, Oct 19 – Sursaut Dance – Me Squared

Me squared. It’s me before knowing or accepting who I am. It’s me hidden, disguised, concealed beneath appearances. It’s me before understanding that being myself, the one and only me, is the ideal that is priceless. Me Squared is a contemporary work that addresses questions that are particularly sensitive at the dawn of adolescence, and explores the sometimes tortuous path in the quest of self and others. Three protagonists evolve in a space reminiscent of abandoned buildings, a space that transforms with belonging and rejection, with separations and reconciliation. Shadow play and subtle lighting effects serve to accentuate the different personalities. In a highly energetic and athletic movement style, the characters dance from one “me” to another, hoping finally to be someone in the midst of others.

Oct 25-Nov 2 – The Addams Family

Oct 25-Nov 2 – The Addams Family

The creepy and kooky, and altogether ooky Addams family visit the family crypt for an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) to celebrate what it is to be an Addams. A adult Wednesday Addams reveals a secret to her father Gomez on the same night that she brings home a normal boy and his family for dinner. Between the "normal" acting Addams family and a normal family trying to be polite, hi-jinx ensue in hilarious scenes and musical numbers.

Tuesday, Nov 12 – Christopher Hall & His Comic Quartet

Tuesday, Nov 12 – Christopher Hall & His Comic Quartet

Christopher Hall is the former principal clarinet of the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal (Yannick Nézet-Seguin) who found work in the orchestra far too serious! So now, instead of joking around while sitting in the orchestra, he performs as a stand up comedian, and does various television and radio shows. But whatever you do, DO NOT take this man seriously!

Thursday, Nov 14 – Shaun Majumder’s HATE Tour 2019

Thursday, Nov 14 – Shaun Majumder’s HATE Tour 2019

Host and Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder hails from Burlington, Newfoundland (population 350). He starred in the Farrelly Brothers Fox comedy Unhitched in 2008 before his Comedy Central Presents special debuted; he’s since appeared on 24, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, and was a cast member of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. His documentary series Majumder Manor told the story of his dream to transform his home town into a high-end, sustainable tourist destination and ran for 2 seasons on the W Network.

Aug 16-18 – 72nd Annual North Peace Fall Fair

An old-time country fair with exhibits of grain, vegetables, flowers, canning, baking, handicrafts, photography and children’s crafts and hobbies. There are livestock shows, including sheep, goats, horses, beef and dairy cattle, stock dogs, horses, poultry and pets! The antique tractor parade and pulling show and the heavy horse pull show are always crowd pleasers.

Saturday, Sept 21 – Call it Home – John McLachlan

Saturday, Sept 21 – Call it Home – John McLachlan

A musically dramatic multimedia journey that re-ignites glowing memories of summer vacations, explores the pains of growing up and sheds light on the realities of adulthood with its realization that we are all part of a bigger ebb and flow. The songs tell of youth, the passage of time and the vibrancy of life on Hornby Island which John McLachlan now calls home.