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Orpheum Theatre

Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-665-3050
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Ranked #7 of 181 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely architecture. Just what you would expect from someplace called The Orpheum! Dazzling. VSO does a first class job. Last Night of the Proms is fabulous. June 2014

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

It's a true gem of the city. Beautiful interior, excellent staff, great bar service. The seats are comfortable and the acoustics are perfect! Any chance I get to see a performance there, I take it!!!

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For several years in the 80s I worked for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and spent a lot of time in the Orpheum. The space had been specially renovated for acoustic music performance and the sound is wonderful. You can drop a dime on the front of the stage and someone can hear it in the balcony. These acoustics are threatened... More

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Grand Cayman
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241 reviews 241 reviews
66 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

They don't make them like this anymore. It is magnificent. Enormous.You can get lost going up and down the staircases and through the beautiful reception areas. The auditorium is a wonderful space. It was a joy to listen to symphony here. Very few seats were empty but it didn't feel like you were in a huge crowd. The sound was... More

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Fort Langley, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My family, including teens, went to a symphony. It is a beautiful old building that is unbelievable inside. Not something you see every day. The main problem is that it is in a terrible part of town. Hard to find with the one way streets, construction and colourful street people. Parking was a challenge. I would live to go back... More

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Alberta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Orpheum itself was a very impressive and beautiful building. Wonderful location for this concert. Very impressed with the VSO and John McDermott. Great show that kept us entertained throughout the show.

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Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra can take there place anywhere in the world, and their guest musicians and conductors enrich the music community here. The grand old Orpheum has super acoustics and is truly beautiful.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Start the New Year with a bang. Amazing concert, fun and entertaining. We are going to make it a family tradition.

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LANGLEY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went to see Blue Rodeo there....excellent show, excellent venue!! Worth every penny. Great location too.

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vancouver
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Once inside, you'll be in the most beautiful room in British Columbia. Very good acoustics as well. But I don't like the small seats.

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