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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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Description: Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

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Gorgeous venue

I visited this theatre for the Hozier concert on Feb. 15th, 2015 and it was my first time at this venue. Firstly, it's amazing as soon as you walk through the doors. The entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Kamloops, Canada
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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I visited this theatre for the Hozier concert on Feb. 15th, 2015 and it was my first time at this venue. Firstly, it's amazing as soon as you walk through the doors. The entire lobby (which has multiple levels) is covered with red carpet to compliment the decadent architecture throughout. The theatre itself was especially beautiful, which a huge mural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Tea and trumpets with the VSO is a rare treat to watch for, Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm $40.00 per tickets however rush tickets are only $20.00 each sold after 1:00 before the performance. The Symphony brings tears to my eyes each time I attend, last week no exception. Oh, and the tea and cookies before the performance are a treat.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

From the outside it doesn’t look like much. But inside it is very elegantly decorated. When I saw the painted ceiling and the chandelier it reminded me of the movie the Phantom of the Opera. We had a chance to go there for my neice's graduation. We also went there for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The acoustics are very good.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A short while ago I went to the Orpheum Theatre for the first time. From outside the building didn’t look spectacular. But the inside is great – really classical architecture! And the sound was good too. I like that venue and can recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went to the Orpheum to watch my cousin have her Canadian debut with the VSO. Fantastic concert, great time.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've seen some incredible performances there. The one that stands out was Chris Botti....ten out of ten. There are no bad seats. I saw G3 there but it is a little too posh for a rock concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'm old enough to remember when the Orpheum was a movie theater. It was renovated in the mid 1970s and returned to it's former glory as a beautiful Beaux Art theater for music and special events. The acoustics are very good and the painted ceiling with huge chandelier and sumptuously decorated walls always make you feel like you are experiencing... More 

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We visited Vancouver BC, and enjoyed the concert at the Orpheum. A nice variety of Mozart and Berlioz, and what we really liked was the ambiente, the wonderful old school theater, the acoustics there and the extremely good musicians. However the room for the feet is so tiny, that anyone with longer legs or thicker calves has problems fitting them... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I've been to the Orpheum a dozen times over the years for all kinds of performances - and I always love going here. It doesn't look like much from the outside - but inside it has all the beauty and charm of a distant time when people truly dressed for the theatre and an elegant evening out. That said, the... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is a beautiful space to sit in. Look around. Historic and gorgeous. Acoustics are phenomenal. Sat in the lower balcony. Heard the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Sultans of String- wonderful world music.

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