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Queen Elizabeth Theatre

600 Hamilton St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #58 of 183 attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Description: The city's largest theater complex is home to the Vancouver Opera and sponsors a variety of different performances.
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Las Vegas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Spent the evening at the opening night of Vancouver Opera's "Don Giavonni," and by intermission we decided we had had enough. Upon arriving it seemed like mass confusion, and appeared the theatre did not have enough staff to deal with the crowd. After finally finding our way through the see of confusion, we found our seats. At first it seemed... More

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

West Side Story at Queen Elizabeth was fantastic. The venue is spacious. Acoustics are great, the staff are friendly and very helpful. Great seats throughout the entire facility. Only down part was basement floor bathrooms are hard for disabled persons to get to.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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244 reviews 244 reviews
79 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I haven't attended an event here for a very long time. I was in town and happened to see that the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" by the royal winnipeg ballet was on. I managed to get a ticket and the show was wonderful! the queen e looked to be in pretty good shape also! when I lived in Vancouver 40... More

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Revelstoke, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We attended this event at the QE theatre, which was my first visit there. The show was great, we had great seats to watch the show. The sound when the orchestra played, was also great.

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Burnaby, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We attended a performance of Alberta Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in late-December 2013, and were totally "wowed" by the sights and sounds!!! With our seats in the first row of the dress circle, we had unobstructed views of the stage, and the orchestra as well -- thus, very much-enriching our total experience. The Nutcracker was bright... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
53 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have gone to QE theatre many times over the last 50 years, mainly for theatre / musical theatre. The refurbishment has done little to improve the theatre for patrons. Not much leg room, site lines seem always to be blocked by row ahead. And for rock, rock and roll musical acts the sound quality is very unpredictable, great for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

After my second visit to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre there will never be a third visit. First of all, the concession can never accomodate the hoards of audience milling around before a show. Long line ups and once you've finally received your refreshments you've run out of time. Then, the seating is minimally comfortable....my knees rested against the seat in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I saw War Horse here recently. The theatre has been renovated and has the latest acoustic technology, new seats, and good sight lines. The lobby is still too small, although you can now access the outdoor plaza during intermission without leaving the theatre. Drinks are small and over priced.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Do not let the grim DDR-like exterior with it dirty stone plaza and inconsequential fountain deter you from attending a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. A moderate size hall with an impression of being smaller than it is, comfortable seating, great sight lines and adequate sound. The very small interior lobby can be a crush at intervals or when... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Saw Loreena McKennitt there, for our first visit to the theater. It's well laid out, seemingly enough restrooms, acoustically great, but one of the nicest surprises was how well it's designed to get a full house crowd into and out of the seating. Someone paid some attention to that, which was appreciated. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and they... More

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