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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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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One of Vancouver's Finest Assets

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... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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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, presenting a feast for the eyes before you even enter the theatre proper. Finding your... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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 and the history of one of the finest examples of the age of vaudeville.

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Vancouver, Canada
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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.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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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 Orchestra after all - and theatre, was still very enjoyable. The acoustics were very good.... More 

Thank Moniaits
Vancouver, Canada
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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 of the theatre was beautiful and clean. I wish they would do more when it... More 

Thank Michael v
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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) and the sound in that theatre is as great as always. The seating is quite... More 

Thank Marilyn B
Powell River, Canada
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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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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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 

Thank MisterCheeky
San Juan Islands, WA
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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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