Current COVID safety guidelines: 15 audience members (50% capacity), open windows and doors, air purifiers, updated ventilation system, separate rooms for musicians without masks, all staff, artists and volunteers fully vaccinated and masked. See below for more safety protocols.
The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, is located on the Traditional and shared Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown, in the place now known as Vancouver.
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Events at 8EAST maintain 2m seated audience distancing and 3m distance from artists/presenters. Mask wearing is mandatory inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms. Our staff will conduct COVID screening and vaccination passports at the entrance. Please bring ID and of vaccination.
We present events with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible, and to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The 8EAST plaza provides seating in twos, outdoors, with wooden chairs on slightly uneven concrete pavers. Service animals are welcome. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.
• Hand Sanitizer and masks will be available.
• Restrooms will be available to the public during set minute breaks. Masks are required inside. A wheel chair accessible washroom is available upon request.
• Audience members will provide proof of vaccination, ID and their name and phone number to staff.
Please do not come to this event if:
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 18 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 18 days.
~ 8EAST ACCESS STATEMENT ~
8EAST (8 East Pender street) is a social space for new culture. We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space.
We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.
GETTING THERE AND PARKING:
8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx. A bike rack is located at the SW intersection at Pender Street and Carrall Street.
The New Orchestra Workshop Society (NOW) makes music on the unceded Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Nations.
Our social space for new culture, 8EAST is located in Chinatown in the place now known as Vancouver. We collaborate with artists around the world.