The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts (The BlueShore at CapU) officially opened in October 1997 as the Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. In support of the institution's performing arts programs, the 372-seat theatre was built as a much-needed performance space designed to nurture and showcase the university's emerging artists. The centre has evolved to encompass a broad range of artistic programming, including a Jazz Series, Global Roots Series, Classical/Choral Series, Theatre Series, Speaker Series, and the North Shore Jazz Series presented in partnership with Coastal Jazz and Blues Society as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The name changed in September 2013 to honour a sponsorship arrangement with BlueShore Financial.
The BlueShore's mandate, first and foremost, is to provide a working laboratory for CapU's Fine and Applied Arts students, including performance opportunities for theatre and music students and hands-on experience for the Arts and Entertainment Management students to work on professional shows. Fundamental to this mandate is providing professional touring artists opportunities to perform and collaborate with student artists and engage in outreach and educational activities with CapU's Fine and Applied students. The BlueShore's vision is characterized by artistic excellence, diversity of genre, gender, age, culture and styles.