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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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Awesome venue. Looks beautiful on the inside and has a classic feel to it. Would love to see a performance there. Graduated 6 years ago and am looking for an excuse to go back

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Awesome venue. Looks beautiful on the inside and has a classic feel to it. Would love to see a performance there. Graduated 6 years ago and am looking for an excuse to go back

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Over the summer, there are tours of the building at 11am on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the last one in 2015 is Aug 29. I've just finished today's tour and I can't recommend it enough. The guide was a real pro, and you get a great feeling for the history of the building, as well as exploring all over it,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Saw the VSO here, loved the whole experience and that was due to the great acoustics, beautiful venue and fantastic location (and the symphony wasn't half bad either). My only complaint...on very hot days the a/c can't quite keep up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This gem of a building is a classic spot in which to hear the symphony or hear a concert. Be sure to look up at the ceiling for some magnificent artwork. We are tall and found their was ample leg and hip room in the seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I've only been here to see the VSO but the Orpheum is worth a visit for the architecture alone. Don't let the exterior fool you, the interior of this theatre is exquisite. I love the attention to detail in the decor. Every time I go there I see something new that I missed the time before. The refreshment bars are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Although you won't find this information on the Orpheum website, the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame is offering tours this summer of the historic building. Go to the City of Vancouver website (Vancouver.ca) for information. It is a really terrific tour that takes about 90 minutes. You learn about the history of the building while walking through the seating areas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This theatre is famous in Vancouver as acoustically perfect. Home of the Vancouver Symphony, many musical artists appear here. We have been to many productions & concerts. Located in center of Vancouver, you will have plenty to do if visiting this area. Highly recommend this location for excellent music experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Some friends and I visited the Orpheum to see the great Buddy Guy while in Vancouver recently. It's a wonderful old building which really does add another dimension to any concert that you may be attending. Highly recommended

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Pink Martini Concert at the Orpheum Theatre was great. It was a pretty good hall to perform in thought slightly echo bouncing in the theatre.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This former movie theatre has become our symphony hall and recital centre. It is worth the price of a ticket just to go inside this iconic old building as they don't make them like this anymore. It has amazing acoustics!

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