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Orpheum Theatre

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Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-665-3050
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Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Granville Street
+1 604-665-3050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Orpheum to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. We entered from the older Granville Street entrance which wasn't crowded (most were entering through the main entrance.) The theater is wonderfully designed, decorated and maintained. I would have loved to just come here and walk...More

Thank bozy106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great venue for events of all sorts. The acoustics are generally great. Last night at the Vancouver Symphony they had installed large projection screens which brought the orchestra closer without binoculars.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

It doesn't matter where you have travelled, the Orpheum is among the grandest of theatre venues, meticulously designed to impress. No matter which entrance you approach it by, you will be amazed by the detailing and scale. This theatre has several decorative staircases and galleries,...More

Thank PeterphXXVI5V
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre is a must see. Built in the 1920s as a vaudville/movie theatre, it has heritage status. It has been restored to preserve it's unique Moorish, Gothic and Spanish Renaissance style. Tours are available that open doors and tell stories of great performances...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Grand old Vancouver theatre. Numerous levels in the lobby can feel a bit confusing but there's always someone there to assist. Enter off either Granville or Smithe, but note that Will Call is at Smithe entry only.

Thank lomimu
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We attended a concert by Colin James. I generally prefer my rock concerts outdoors, standing up, but given the weather we have been having recently I was glad to be indoors. More suited for a classical concert - it is the home of Vancouver's Symphony...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I read some of the critical reviews of this place and I feel like they are unfounded. My wife and I attended the Verdi's Requiem and we had a good time. The seats were what you would expect and the acoustics were great. The inside...More

Thank Michael v
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to the orpheum a number of times over the years and it's always lovely to sit in that gorgeous theatre and look upon the decorations as well as the show. In this most recent instance I was there to watch the VSO (symphony)...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Beachboys concert-excellent show and excellent venue-one of the most beautiful theaters we have ever been in

Thank Pacific3pr
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Cold evening of October, after a rainy day...nice to be inside with good friends and to listen a new selection of music: Mozart, Berg and Rachmaninov...The first part was not on my taste, but Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E Minor. was great. I have...More

Thank DeuxDenis
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and
has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs
and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the
city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday
nights are the most popular and lively, with young
revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping
the party going until late. Granville Street, being
mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy
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Jamie E
Where is the best seating for seeing a one-man musical show? Have never been to this theater and optimum seats can vary from what looks good on the map. Any suggestions?
14 March 2017|
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Response from Michael v | Reviewed this property |
There really is not a bad seat in the house; however, if you are wanting to see something close then I would avoid that upper balcony.
William F
10 November 2016|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
Inside of Orpheum, there is a kind of bar. You can have a drink some icecream, but for food you should go outside. Plenty of choices for every taste.
Debby S
I have tickets for the Passenger concert on March 25/17. The section is "dress circle." What does that mean? My husband might object if he is required to wear a gown...
3 November 2016|
Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
The choice of clothing is up to each individual, but even at special symphonic concert I've seen extreme - well dressed people and some of them - to be polite, far to be on my taste. In order to have an idea of how is plan... More