The Pantages Theatre is for Sale

An Opportunity

The Pantages Theatre is for Sale

The historic Pantages Theatre is at imminent risk. The Pantages is one of Vancouver’s three historic theatres that face an uncertain future.

The current owner inspired the community with his ideas to restore and reopen the Theatre. After investing three years in the project the owner has put the Theatre up for sale.

The For Sale sign means the owner and the City of Vancouver were unable to reach an agreement. This creates an opportunity to build on three years of groundwork and avoid losing the theatre to demolition or neglect.


  • The City of Vancouver could buy and restore the theatre and operate it as a publicly owned facility.
  • The City of Vancouver could buy or option the theatre and collaborate with the community to find a proposal that works.
  • A new buyer with an interest in taking over the project could purchase the property.