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Orpheum Theatre

Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-665-3050
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Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Granville Street
+1 604-665-3050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few friends took in an afternoon performance at the Orpheum VSO featuring Stefan Jackiw, violinist and Jun Märkl, conductor. Violinist is very talented. The conductor was a little off the traditional path but told a story of the music in a positive, welcoming manner....More

Thank D. W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attracted by the amazing decoration of the theatre, then we booked a VSO concert, it was fantastic night enjoy the music by ear and enjoy the vision from the fancy interior decoration of the hall. Don't undergrade the theatre from the outside building, go...More

Thank finejenny
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the Orpheum to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. We entered from the older Granville Street entrance which wasn't crowded (most were entering through the main entrance.) The theater is wonderfully designed, decorated and maintained. I would have loved to just come here and walk...More

Thank bozy106
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This is a great venue for events of all sorts. The acoustics are generally great. Last night at the Vancouver Symphony they had installed large projection screens which brought the orchestra closer without binoculars.

1  Thank Joel K
Reviewed April 15, 2017

It doesn't matter where you have travelled, the Orpheum is among the grandest of theatre venues, meticulously designed to impress. No matter which entrance you approach it by, you will be amazed by the detailing and scale. This theatre has several decorative staircases and galleries,...More

Thank PeterphXXVI5V
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre is a must see. Built in the 1920s as a vaudville/movie theatre, it has heritage status. It has been restored to preserve it's unique Moorish, Gothic and Spanish Renaissance style. Tours are available that open doors and tell stories of great performances...More

1  Thank Sassamatt
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Grand old Vancouver theatre. Numerous levels in the lobby can feel a bit confusing but there's always someone there to assist. Enter off either Granville or Smithe, but note that Will Call is at Smithe entry only.

Thank lomimu
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

We attended a concert by Colin James. I generally prefer my rock concerts outdoors, standing up, but given the weather we have been having recently I was glad to be indoors. More suited for a classical concert - it is the home of Vancouver's Symphony...More

1  Thank Moniaits
Reviewed December 10, 2016

I read some of the critical reviews of this place and I feel like they are unfounded. My wife and I attended the Verdi's Requiem and we had a good time. The seats were what you would expect and the acoustics were great. The inside...More

Thank Michael v
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the orpheum a number of times over the years and it's always lovely to sit in that gorgeous theatre and look upon the decorations as well as the show. In this most recent instance I was there to watch the VSO (symphony)...More

Thank Marilyn B
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and
has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs
and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the
city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday
nights are the most popular and lively, with young
revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping
the party going until late. Granville Street, being
mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy
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July 26, 2017|
Response from D. W | Reviewed this property |
If you are not going to sit closer to the front, I'd find a seat in the upper balcony and bring binoculars.
Jamie E
March 14, 2017|
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Response from Michael v | Reviewed this property |
There really is not a bad seat in the house; however, if you are wanting to see something close then I would avoid that upper balcony.
William F
November 10, 2016|
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Response from DeuxDenis | Reviewed this property |
Inside of Orpheum, there is a kind of bar. You can have a drink some icecream, but for food you should go outside. Plenty of choices for every taste.