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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 185 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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New Westminster, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of my favorite places to go to for a concert or show. The building is gorgeous and the sound is great.

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Montreal, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
60 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The theatre is a lovingly restored early 20th century theatre. Altho it functions as a concert hall now, instead of a theatre. The tour is excellent as you get to see the theatre from top, the dome, to the bottom, the dressing rooms. Make sure to reserve ahead- it looks like they take about 30 folks for 2 groups of... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Have seen a number of shows here, the building was fully restored and is a must to see inside. Takes you back in time, just one word, never enough washrooms inside at the breaks so go in advance, you will love the feel and sound of this place.

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western Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It is very clean. Have been in some pretty raunchy looking theaters, and was very impressed wih the cleanliness. Also was a great place to see a new release movie!

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vancouver
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Such art in the design of this venue is what makes it amazing. No matter what you are there to see take the time to look around at its architecture

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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