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Orpheum Theatre

Address: Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
Phone Number: 604-665-3050
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Ranked #8 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.
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Owner description: Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

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Vancouver, Canada
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you are visiting or just a local, take in a show and enjoy the beauty and architecture of this heritage theater. Its smaller and more intimate then the QE theatre and brings one back in time to what a theatre should be.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went for the special - Cirque Musica - and it was AMAZING. Literally the coolest thing I've seen, and heard! Not only was the symphony top notch, but the cirque du soleil performers were out of this world. Literally don't know how they came up with some of their routines. The theatre itself is definitely older, but that's what... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to watch Ryan Adams and got a seat in the Orchestra. Staff are very helpful and the interior is excellent. The acoustics were superb and really carried the artists voice well. One thing, the seats are new and are very uncomfortable if you are 6 foot or plus

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