The Venue

Sunset Labs is an intimate waterfront venue located at the bottom of Herald Street in downtown Victoria. Over the last decade Sunset Labs has evolved from simple beginnings to its current state as a beautiful, high-tech, plug n play, multimedia venue.


WATERFRONT

Sunset Labs downtown location makes everything easy – whether participating, performing, parking or producing the event! Located on the gorgeous upper harbour waterfront, our patio is great for summertime performances, screenings, markets and so on.


ALL THE AMENITIES

Sunset Labs is well equipped with a large outdoor patio, box office / merch area, coat check, concession, performance stage, lighting & tech control centre, bathrooms, ample nearby parking, tons of built-in equipment and the venue is fully wheelchair accessible.


TECH-CAPABLE

Most creative visions these days are deeply interwoven with various technology. Whether you’re shooting a film, doing lighting for stage design, producing a global broadcast or simply showing a powerpoint presentation – we can help you make it awesome. 


NON-RESIDENTIAL AREA

Sunset Labs central-yet-tucked-away location ensures no residents are disturbed by our patio parties or loud music until morning. Whatever your vision, annoyed neighbours, community notices & noise exemptions are rarely relevant.


LIVESTREAM & PODCAST

In partnership with Stream of Consciousness, Sunset Labs is uniquely outfitted to deliver sophisticated multimedia projects including multi-camera livestream broadcasts, live music recording sessions, podcasts, global collaborative meetings and more.


BUILT FOR CREATORS

Sunset Labs is an incredibly adaptive venue, featuring flexible furnishings, versatile staging and programmable dynamic lighting. We have a grid of anchor points to hang art, create fake walls or setup tie lines. Walk in, push some buttons, you’re live!

Want to book the venue?

If you’re ready to explore using Sunset Labs for your next event, just click the INQUIRE button here and complete the simple form – we’ll get back to you soon as we’ve reviewed the details of your vision for your event!
 

Services

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Below are an example of the services our team and venue can provide.

FILM SCREENINGS

Whether you’re wanting to screen your recent holiday to friends & family or debut a polished new international documentary to the whole community, Sunset Room is perfectly equipped for your needs. With a built-in box office for handling tickets & greeting guests, an array of projection & seating arrangements, coat check & concession services (popcorn!) & an amazing surround sound system, your screening will be fun, easy & successful!

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

One of the most common uses of the Sunset Room is for photo & video shoots. The physical adaptability of the space and our flexible availability (overnights, weekends, etc) allows your vision to flourish in front of the lens of one of our professional shooters. Whether what you’re looking for is capturing an event you are hosting at Sunset Room, filming your next music video, shooting a product catalogue or creating a bodypainted valentines portrait for your loved one – we can provide a photographer or videographer that will bring your project to life!

EVENT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT

Not everyone has the time, interest, manpower or capacity to handle all the details of producing a great event. We do. Whether you simply need a dj or sound tech, or are working with a modest budget and a basic concept for 10 people, or a big-budget multi-venue sophisticated festival for thousands, we can foresee your needs and handle all the details big & small so that you don’t have to. Every event has at its heart an intended experience to fulfill on – we look forward to working with you to ensure your guests have an experience they won’t soon forget.

MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA

For many event producers, spreading the word before an event and even sharing it live during an event are vital elements to both the success of the event itself, and also to the larger development of the brand of your event, series, cause or production company. We can provide a full range of marketing & social media services before, during and after your function to build your audience and spread your message. From concept development right through to post-event email blasts, galleries & acknowledgements, we can help expand your reach, fulfill your marketing intentions and build your following.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

For years Sunset has benefited from the broad array of design talent on the west coast – and you certainly can too. Internally, our designers work mostly on our event media – you can see some of the 2011 event posters at www.sunsetlabs.ca/events2011. From brochures & business cards, website imagery & wallpapers, event posters & product labels – our team can bring your vision to life – quickly and cost-effectively.

LIVE STREAMING

If you want to reach the biggest audience you can, you want to stream your event. Streaming breaks down the geographic and sometimes economic barriers to participation, ensuring your content / workshop / fashion show / what have you is available to the world at large – or a more specific piece of it, if you wish. We can help you create a polished multi-camera stream of your event, Hi-Def and web-ready. This opens a world of possibilities, from a simple single-camera stream of your dance performance, to a revenue-generating hi-level production of your next fee-based seminar. Ask us for details on creating a custom livestream quote for your next big project.

CATERING &/OR BAR SERVICE

Creating an event that needs a bit more posh? We can help guide you through obtaining your liquor license, provide bartenders & hostesses, and connect you wish a number of caterers we work with – all based on the nature of your needs. We have hosted 5 course meals, elegant martini/tapa nights and high octane college ragers.