Orpheum Theatre
Orpheum Theatre
4.5
About
Best known as the home of internationally renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – the largest performing arts organization in Western Canada – the Orpheum also features regular performances by some of the city’s finest choirs, as well as performing artists visiting from around the world.
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Neighborhood: Central
How to get there
  • Vancouver City Centre • 4 min walk
  • Granville • 6 min walk
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Christina C
Coquitlam, Canada6,336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A group of friends went there last December for the Messiah. I didn't go there for awhile, but the elegant decorations, painted ceiling, interior and classic stunning chandelier still caught my eye. I don't mind to go there once in awhile to enjoy the culture and atmosphere. Happy Travelling!
Written February 14, 2020
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Eva
Bothell, WA748 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Had never been before so was excited to experience a concert here. Seeing Cigarettes After Sex here was a truly memorable event. I had front row seats and it was a spectacular show. The architecture is amazing and it’s very well kept. Highly recommend for a show.
Written August 28, 2023
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Janice L
Richmond, Canada200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Inside it's so fabulous that the powers that be have kept the old world feel in the decor. I really enjoy concerts in this small intimate theatre.
Written January 22, 2012
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Newbie_Vacationer
Vancouver, Canada1,527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Recently went to see the Vancouver Chamber Choir and Pacific Baroque Orchestra. Great performance!

I have not been to the Orpheum for many years. Very nice venue. However, I must say 2nd row orchestra centre is not really that good. Farther back is better. I was getting neck strain having to look up the whole time.
Written December 13, 2019
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Chris S
Summerland, Canada16 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We paid 200 each for best seats available to see Itzhak Perlman. Our seats were in the upper balcony. From there you can see nothing. Even if you can crane your neck enough to see past the person sitting in front of you, the stage is soooo far away the people look like ants. Luckily the sound was amazing and we enjoyed listening to Itzhak play even if he didn’t appear until after the intermission.
Disappointed.
Written January 24, 2019
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NorVanMan
North Vancouver, BC2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Guided tour explores theatre from top to bottom. Tour guides and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame displays provide information about the history of entertainment in Vancouver. Lots of walking and stairs.
Written September 14, 2018
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Juliet S
North Vancouver, Canada65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Wonderful venue for any type of concert - however mainly classical musical
I have been going there for more than 25 years.
Written June 6, 2018
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jkw57
Ottawa, Canada23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 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.
Written November 30, 2015
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D L
Victoria, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
Very much enjoyed the acoustics, the impressive and clean theatre. An excellent venue to enjoy music.
Written April 28, 2015
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Paul Linda N
Vancouver160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
Tea and trumpets with the VSO is a rare treat to watch for, Thursday afternoon at 2:00pm $40.00 per tickets however rush tickets are only $20.00 each sold after 1:00 before the performance. The Symphony brings tears to my eyes each time I attend, last week no exception. Oh, and the tea and cookies before the performance are a treat. The seniors crowd have taken over the audience but it is wonderful for any age to enjoy in this gorgeous venue.
Written February 9, 2015
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