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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-665-3050
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Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

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Beautiful Theatre. Perfect for the Symphony

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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) and the sound in that theatre is as great as always. The seating is quite... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 enjoyed it. If you like symphonic music, is the right place to be!

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Orpheum as part of the Music of David Bowie (with the VSO). We were seated in the lower balcony area. The nightlines are fairly good. The seats are average but not too uncomfortable. We found it to be quite warm in the area we were seated. Could have been a one-off. The sound was... More 

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San Juan Islands, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

They don't build them like this anymore. We were there for a Passenger concert, and both loved it. The concert was fantastic, and the theater just gorgeous. It's a great smaller venue for a close experience with the performers. Old world charm at its best!

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Home of the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, this venue was rather disappointing with a large group of "street folk" camped on the pavement at the main entrance.

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Nelson, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Was here for Steven Tyler with Loving Mary band. We were seated in the middle of the upper balcony. Great looking venue - very cool just to be in the building. Smaller venue for this kind of concert so we were closer to the stage than you would be in a stadium. However it has hard to see over peoples... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

My wife and I recently had the privilege of going to the Orpheum Theatre for our very first time. Not only did we enjoy Ron White and Alex Reymundo, but just the experience of being able to see inside this historic and beautiful facility, was a privilege. The seating is comfortable and quite spacious. We didn't have much of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Enjoyed two concerts by the Vancouver symphony orchestra during my stay. First night had a seat on balcony row 10, wished I were more near the orchestra. The next night had seats on 6th row downstairs with not much visibility but there was space behind me, some 10th row was much better. There is a gift shop, bars inside, but... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

What a beautiful theatre. Stunning inside, really impressive so go and enjoy a great symphony. We chose Chris Hadfield and along with his entertaining songs and interesting stories we had music ranging from Star Trek to Star Wars - The Force Awakens. A fantastic evening and a big thanks to Chris and staff who stayed so late so that everyone... More 

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