Named in honour of Port Coquitlam resident and Canadian hero, Terry Fox, the
Terry Fox Theatre was built in 1999, alongside the new Terry Fox Secondary School. Constructed with a partnership of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and the City of Port Coquitlam, the theatre has always had a mandate to serve the school population and local, community groups. At first the theatre was operated by the school itself, the theatre then became an independent, privately run operation, managed by the Terry Fox Theatre Advisory Group (TAG) which later became the Port Coquitlam Theatre Society. In 2013, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) took over management of the theatre.
Terry Fox Theatre is the largest proscenium theatre in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody with 336 plush and cushioned seats (234 seats at orchestra level & 102 seats at balcony level). Even the back row of the balcony is still ‘whisper distance’ from the stage and with raked audience seating, terrific sightlines and excellent acoustics, there is not a bad seat in the house. Our large stage has a sprung floor (making it ideal for dance) and ample wing space. Backstage areas include the greenroom, dressing rooms and washrooms. The control booth has a computerized lighting board, quality sound and projection equipment. A spacious lobby opens onto the Terry Fox Secondary School’s parking lot where theatre patrons are invited to park for free.