The VEC functions as a community centre, gathering place, cabaret-style theatre, arts and cultural hub.  The space has been used for/as:

  • Workshop/Rehearsal Space
  • Lecture Hall/Speaker Presentations
  • Multi-media Presentations
  • Dance Studio
  • A Cinema
  • A Theatre (for all types of theatre)
  • A Comedy Club
  • An Art Gallery
  • A Concert Hall
  • A Fashion Show
  • A Film Shoot
  • A Craft Market
  • A Wedding Hall
  • A Gaming Convention
  • A Festival Site
  • Private Parties
  • AND many more purposes to mention!

Organizations served include (selected):

Intrepid Theatre, Monday Mag, Passion For Tango, Hand Drum Rhythms, Global Arts Concerts, Cinevic Independent Film Society, Victoria BC Ska Society, City of Victoria Youth Council, Status of Women Action Group, Hope for the Nations, Mustard Seed, AIDS Vancouver Island, Inter-Cultural Association, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Society, PEERS, South Island Mountain Biking Society, Victoria School of Irish Dance, Atomic Vaudeville, BC Lions Society, Canadian Improv Games,  Downtown Residents Association,  Esquimalt High School, Homospun Collective, Inner City Aboriginal Society, Open Cinema, Media Net, Reel Youth Film Festival, UVIC Int’l Exchange and Student Services, UVID Japan Club, UVIC Pride Society, Vancouver Island Int’l Children’s Festival, VI’s International Busker Festival, VI’s Persons Living with Aids Society, Victoria Pride Society, Social Coast Environment, Pecha Kucha Victoria, TEDx, Victoria Jazz Society, Rifflandia Festival, Amnesty Int’l Film Festival Society, Mexican Canadian Association of Victoria, Afro-Caribbean Society of Victoria, Mayor Dean Fortin, Local Living Economy Hub Society, Aboriginal Youth Internship Program, Broad Theatrics, Sierra Club, Global Arts Society, Blue Bridge Comedy Fest…