Who We Are

Owned by the Haines Borough, the Chilkat Center for the Arts is a popular multi-purpose facility available for

  • Live drama, dance, music performances and workshops;
  • Film showings, radio and television production,
  • Conferences, conventions, retreats,
  • Community gatherings, weddings, funerals, parties
  • Fitness classes, and more

The Chilkat Center can adequately serve you.

It is more than just a place to meet – it is an experience – and why wouldn’t it be.  From the marvelous acoustics of the stage and auditorium, to the easy grace of the main lobby with its spectacular view of the Lynn Canal and the Alaska Mountain Range, it accommodates a crowd or an intimate gathering with typical Haines hospitality.

Everything seems to be in harmony, which is why the people of Haines know this is a place unlike any other. Situated in historic Fort William H. Seward overlooking the Lynn Canal with a backdrop of the magnificent Chilkat Mountain Range, it is the perfect setting for a Center such as this, and now you too, can experience what others have. Whether the Chilkat Center is used for a theater, a workshop, or a place to get down to serious business, you’ll find it offers what you are looking for.

Venue Hire

For conferences and conventions, there are several break-out rooms in addition to the main lobby and auditorium. Conference equipment, internet service and catering available. The auditorium, stage, green room, dressing rooms and the beautiful Steinway grand piano make a perfect venue for stage productions and concerts, and the auditorium’s fabulous acoustics work well for film and audio recording as well.