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Host Your Event at CKUA

A venue with spirit in the heart of downtown.

“Events held at CKUA are imbued with a special kind of magic that comes from the history of the building, the story of the station, and the passion of the artists and employees who call it home.” – Erin Clyde, Foundry Events

Brick by brick, the historic Alberta Hotel (originally built in 1903) was reassembled on Jasper Avenue. Today, it’s not only the home base for CKUA — it also harbours one of Edmonton’s most unique event venues.

CKUA’s Performance Space boasts beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows and a remodeled interior, striking the perfect balance between modern style and heritage charm. Whether you’re planning a staff party, workshop, networking event, or conference, we’ve got what it takes to make your event a success.

Looking for a long term rental? We have office space available for lease.

CKUA’s Performance Space

2343 sq. ft. | Capacity: 182 standing, 113 seated, beverage & dining

With its soaring windows to the north and the stylish acoustic wall to the south, the CKUA Performance Space is both chic and multi-functional.

Wired for your technical needs and adaptable to any configuration, this striking space was designed to welcome the public and the surrounding arts community.  Its grand atmosphere is enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glass at the back of the room, and facing the park to the west. The main entrance is through the front lobby, with a feature wall portraying our iconic CKUA 580 AM mural. We also provide a green room, a serving kitchen and accessible washrooms.

Looking For More Options?

Expand your event into our additional spaces or rent them separately.

Rooftop Terrace

2626 sq. ft. | Capacity: 60

With sweeping views of Edmonton’s river valley, our top-floor terrace will ensure your event makes an outstanding impression. It’s literally a view from the top!

Rosen Board Room

223 sq. ft. | Capacity: 12

CKUA’s elegant rooftop boardroom brings a fresh perspective to your next meeting. The space offers a vibrant, open atmosphere, ready for two to twenty-two.

3rd Floor Board Room

570sq. ft. | Capacity: 18

CKUA’s 3rd floor boardroom space is equipped with a kitchenette, projection screen, and wifi. Eighteen team members can get down to business.

4th Floor Terrace

2450 sq. ft. | Capacity: 60

A perfect option for your outdoor event, CKUA’s fourth-floor terrace provides a river valley view at the same capacity as the Rooftop Terrace, but includes a kitchenette.


“For months leading up to the event, CKUA was responsive and helpful in planning out the event just as we preferred it, assisting us with everything from suitable rental spaces and access times, to décor and vendor referrals.”

– Quintin Coetzee, Team samdesk


Wine and dine your guests

Use your own caterer/bartender, or take advantage of on-site catering by Rigoletto’s.

Easy and convenient access

By foot: we’re at 9804 Jasper Avenue, across the street from the Edmonton Conference Centre.

By transit: there are six bus stops within one block, and the Churchill LRT station is close by.

By car: options include underground parking at Canada Place, a surface lot across the street, and more.


CKUA offers an expert events team ready to support your needs as an artist or arts and culture organization, non-profit organization or business. Be in touch to begin planning your event today:

Laurie Iverson


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What others are saying

“The performance space is beautiful, suitable for standing or sitting. We set up the room the way that we wanted it to be and it met our needs perfectly. It definitely was value for money (in comparison to what one would get at other locations).” – Writers’ Guild of Alberta

“I work with many venues as part of my regular job and in comparison the CKUA space and the service we received at CKUA is really top notch.” – Andrea and Evan