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Orpheum Theatre

Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-665-3050
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Ranked #8 of 185 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.
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New Westminster, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love this place. We've seen many musical acts here in the 12 years that we've lived in Vancouver. From the exterior you don't really think it's anything super spectacular, but you go through the doors and it's a wonderful maze of beautiful decor everywhere you look. Although at times the staff / security people have been a bit... More

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Mission, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful architecture, fantastic sound quality during performances. My favourite venue for seeing concerts....simply a must do!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A really nice building and interior to watch performances but the seating layout meant your view from obscured every time someone went to the washroom.

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Vancouver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love attending concerts at the Orpheum. The acoustics are great and it really is a very interestingly designed place. There are stairways all over the place and the ceiling is painted beautifully. One of the best venues in Vancouver for sure. The Vancouver Symphony (VSO) plays here regularly and you know you are in for a treat when attending... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We got last minute tickets to see Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum. Best night of our stay! Theatre is majestic inside with detailed ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, grand staircases. An important historical site in Vancouver. Worth seeing anything you can here!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our night at The Orpheum was splendid! We attended the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Summer Pops: On Broadway! with Steven Reineke (conductor), Ashley Brown (vocalist), and Ryan Silverman (vocalist). I had lots of fun enjoying the music and vocals of recently smashing musicals that toured on Broadway, and the utter scale and elegance of the architecture makes the Orpheum Theatre a... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of my favorite places to go to for a concert or show. The building is gorgeous and the sound is great.

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Montreal, Canada
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60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The theatre is a lovingly restored early 20th century theatre. Altho it functions as a concert hall now, instead of a theatre. The tour is excellent as you get to see the theatre from top, the dome, to the bottom, the dressing rooms. Make sure to reserve ahead- it looks like they take about 30 folks for 2 groups of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have seen a number of shows here, the building was fully restored and is a must to see inside. Takes you back in time, just one word, never enough washrooms inside at the breaks so go in advance, you will love the feel and sound of this place.

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western Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is very clean. Have been in some pretty raunchy looking theaters, and was very impressed wih the cleanliness. Also was a great place to see a new release movie!

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