Chinese Canadian Cultural Centre

Novita provided Theatre Consulting services for this 625 seat theatre, part of the Chinese Canadian Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. The stage can be transformed from a space for drama, opera, cinema, and dance, to a concert hall, with the addition of an acoustical shell over the stage.

Novita designed all of the theatrical presentations systems and worked with the architects to optimize sightlines. 

A notable feature of this project is the sophisticated motorized rigging system. Because of space and budget limitations, the theatre does not have a full fly tower. The variable speed motor and highly precise winch lines allow stage sets to be flown as needed. Additionally, the conversion from a theatrical space to a concert hall is achieved quickly, safely, and efficiently. Novita included the infrastructure for more rigging linesets to be added in the future.

Today, the P.C. Ho Theatre is part of a vibrant community hub, serving both Toronto’s large Chinese population as well as other local residents.





Location: Toronto, Ontario
Project Owner: Chinese Canadian Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto
Date Completed: 2006
Theatrical Systems Cost: $1.8 million
Architects: Young + Wright Architects, Ng Chee Architects
Image Credit: Chinese Canadian Cultural Centre