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Orpheum Theatre

Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-665-3050
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Ranked #7 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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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

So nice being here among the interesting historic architecture! The seats are comfortably spaced apart. Shows are always good.

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Costa Rica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

I was passing through Vancouver and noticed that Nick Cave was playing at this venue. Not ever having been before I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the building especially as I was expecting Nick Cave to be playing at a pub venue. Seating was not that comfortable but to be expected with the era of the building, great... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

During a concert a wonderful opening band was playing, and usually nobody stands for opening bands so they decided to call out and tell us to jump on our feet and dance. Ofcourse, like every other concert I've been to, the audience makes their way to the front to wave their hands and sing along. I got to the very... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Close to public transit and a joy to be in while listening to a performance. Don't be afraid to book front row for symphony. What you lose in overall perspective you gain in being up close to all the action.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This theatre dates back to the early 1900's. It has amazing architecture inside and out. Unfortunately, the seat pitch is very small and you can very likely have knees touching the seat in front of you.

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British Columbia, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
108 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Chris Botti and guests with the VSO -- fabulous music in a venue that has stood the test of time. Awesome. On intermission take a walk and study the pictures of the Who' s Who of dignitaries who have graced her stage. Downside? Lower balcony was built for people whose stature was common for that bygone era, not so much... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Orpheum has long been a favourite venue. The interior is absolutely beautiful, the acoustics amazing. Seats are comfortable. Lovely venue with a timeless elegance

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Orpheum is a great old building that presents so many musical acts. I only wish the "new" acts would understand that less is more in a building like this. When you can hear a person whisper on stage, 1000w of power seem a bit of overkill for the sound system. Highly recommended for any of the VSO events, or... More

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Vancouver
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dependable old Orpheum - once a thriving movie theatre and now THE location for the symphony. Fantastic acoustics. Try to sit up in the Dress Circle in the front row - great seats!

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Vancouver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Go to any event here just to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and people-watch, and see this beautiful old theatre...

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