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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: Granville and Smithe Streets, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-665-3050

Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

Built in 1927, this restored theater is home to the Vancouver Symphony.

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Beautiful theatre but heads can get in the way

Was here for Steven Tyler with Loving Mary band. We were seated in the middle of the upper balcony. Great looking venue - very cool just to be in the building. Smaller venue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nelson, Canada
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Nelson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for Steven Tyler with Loving Mary band. We were seated in the middle of the upper balcony. Great looking venue - very cool just to be in the building. Smaller venue for this kind of concert so we were closer to the stage than you would be in a stadium. However it has hard to see over peoples... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My wife and I recently had the privilege of going to the Orpheum Theatre for our very first time. Not only did we enjoy Ron White and Alex Reymundo, but just the experience of being able to see inside this historic and beautiful facility, was a privilege. The seating is comfortable and quite spacious. We didn't have much of a... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Enjoyed two concerts by the Vancouver symphony orchestra during my stay. First night had a seat on balcony row 10, wished I were more near the orchestra. The next night had seats on 6th row downstairs with not much visibility but there was space behind me, some 10th row was much better. There is a gift shop, bars inside, but... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

What a beautiful theatre. Stunning inside, really impressive so go and enjoy a great symphony. We chose Chris Hadfield and along with his entertaining songs and interesting stories we had music ranging from Star Trek to Star Wars - The Force Awakens. A fantastic evening and a big thanks to Chris and staff who stayed so late so that everyone... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our time at the Orpheum theatre . It was my first time and the building was truly breathtaking . It was a beautiful theatre and all seats for the performance appeared to be good to view the show . The sound from the band and the acoustics of the theatre made it a perfect 10.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The Orpheum has a long history in Vancouver and I was at it when it was a cinema. It is a posh place with superb sound and very good view lines. The WC's are a not plentiful so pick your time to go. The seats were comfortable enough but an older style, and perhaps a bit restrictive if you are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Most of the high school graduation ceremonies are done in this historic building. Stage, walls, ceiling, pillars all so beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the theatre for the first time last week to see Blue Rodeo. What an amazing, beautiful venue. From the moment we walked in you felt special, the ceilings and art work and chandeliers just fabulous. Inside our seats were great, comfortable and I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Architecturally exquisite inside ; a surprise given the external facade. Acoustics are good for Vancouver symphony even though we were in last row of top balcony. Had to stand to see dancers on front of stage. Entrance was poorly organized and took too long. Poor crowd control. Gift shop has good classical CD collection. Chandeliers are magnificent.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

If anything is going on at the Orpheum while you are in town, GO! Ornate elegance, great acoustics. Enjoyed the Vancouver Symphony's Tea and Trumpets which is in the afternoon. Worth every loonie.

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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 social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.