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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 184 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A gorgeous theater with great seats all around! Went to see Pixar in Concert and it was an amazing experience. The place is beautiful and the acoustics is amazing, very fun way to start the evening. There is a magical vibe in the air, really amazing! Tiny warning: If you are very tall the seats will be a little tight,... More

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I liked the interior architecture and the seats had great views. I did not like the audio as it was not crisp and it was hard to hear the comic onstage.

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have seen a few shows at this venue and have liked it both times. The seating in the balcony is a bit cramped but the main floor seating is great! The sound has been good both times and the classic, ornate design of the theatre is amazing. They are very strict about recording (no pictures, or anything) during the... More

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Vancouver
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The theatre is an art work in itself. In addition, the world class vancouver symphony orchestra is well worth it and it is not very expensive.

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New Westminster, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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