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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 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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My husband and I visited the theatre for the first time last week to see Blue Rodeo. What an amazing, beautiful venue. From the moment we walked in you felt special, the ceilings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the theatre for the first time last week to see Blue Rodeo. What an amazing, beautiful venue. From the moment we walked in you felt special, the ceilings and art work and chandeliers just fabulous. Inside our seats were great, comfortable and I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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424 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Architecturally exquisite inside ; a surprise given the external facade. Acoustics are good for Vancouver symphony even though we were in last row of top balcony. Had to stand to see dancers on front of stage. Entrance was poorly organized and took too long. Poor crowd control. Gift shop has good classical CD collection. Chandeliers are magnificent.

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Thank gorlinjay
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If anything is going on at the Orpheum while you are in town, GO! Ornate elegance, great acoustics. Enjoyed the Vancouver Symphony's Tea and Trumpets which is in the afternoon. Worth every loonie.

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Thank jkw57
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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936 reviews
266 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

The Orpheum is the home of the Vancouver Symphony. But it is also a great venue for rock concerts, lectures and other entertainment. Classic, Regal, and great acoustics.

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Thank Joel K
Perth, Australia
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77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is now the home of the Vancouver Symphony having started life in 1927 as a vaudeville house on the Orpheum circuit. Having been restored it is a stunning reminder of the glory days of live theatre- going. Thank goodness for it being on the heritage listing.The foyers are spacious and the auditorium is a gem .The poor old dame... More 

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Kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I recently attended a concert and the sound was perfect. This is a very old venue that is beautiful and grandiose. From the painted ceiling to the chandeliers it's like stepping back in time. Loved it.

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Thank 433pati
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

i went for a classical indian concert here and the acoustics were off the chart ! i was sitting at the end of the hall and i could hear every note. and lets not forget the decor and the whole set up of it.

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Thank Sehaj K
Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We have seen the Empire of the Sun perform three times before, once at the Orpheum two years ago in Vancouver. This time we sat five rows from the stage. Luke Steele always puts on a great performance. Very colorful and entertaining. The sound quality at the Orpheum is a little muffled but the theater looks great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great historical tour! You get to go behind the scene to see how the theatre was built, restored and functioning now.

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Thank Michelle E
New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I recently saw the Brit Floyd concert at the Orpheum Theater and LOVED IT!! The acoustics in the theater are amazing and honestly there is not a bad seat in the house. The inside is so amazingly beautiful and I appreciate that Vancouver has kept one of it's land marks in such great shape for all to enjoy. Can't wait... More 

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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 social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.