The Columbia is an all-ages, fully licensed facility comprising two distinct venues for all your event needs.

On the ground level, the historic Qayqayt Stage calls back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, marrying classic architectural accents and inimitable acoustic properties with the versatility of modern lighting and sound equipment. Seating layouts can be configured from an intimate cabaret/supper club style arrangement complete with dinner buffet amenities, to an open floor concept holding up to 330 patrons including a 530 square foot dance floor. Visual content pops on our 15' movie screen! Recent refurbishments to a selection of the original theatre seats offer a unique experience dripping with nostalgia for private film screenings (up to 100). The stage itself has hosted a range of musical acts from blues to hip-hop to reggae to metal, and just about every genre in between!

Upstairs, the Clubroom serves as the de facto headquarters of Lafflines Comedy Club, seating 200 as well as boasting its own dance floor and two stages, perfect for any performance from stand-up comedy acts to seven-piece jazz bands. 

Each floor is equipped with its own full-featured bar. The Columbia also houses a fully-staffed kitchen capable of serving up to 500 on a single night, with competitive rates for catering any event. Custom buffet menus for groups also available based on seasonal ingredients. 

Types of events that our space can accommodate:

- Weddings

- Speaking conferences

- Fundraisers

- Fashion shows

- Film screenings

- E-sports events

- Corporate dinners & parties

- Sales rallies

- Product launches

- Talent shows

- Private video gaming sessions (great for kids' birthday parties)


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An event coordinator will contact you to arrange and confirm your reservation within 12 hours.


530 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1

Tel: 604-522-4500