Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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The city's largest theater complex is home to the Vancouver Opera and sponsors a variety of different performances.
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4.0
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Miles S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The facility is very nice and the acoustics can be very good depending on the sound engineer. I'm a big rock fan and have seen a number of shows there. Slash and Myles Kennedy put on a fantastic show, one of the best I've seen in many years. The sound was loud, but very clear and professionally mixed. In contrast, Soundgarden (which is one of my favourite bands) sounded absolutely horrible. The volume was off the chart and was so distorted it was sometimes difficult to discern what song they were performing (and I know their entire catalogue). Not sure what the problem was, but I'm guessing whoever their sound engineer was they were either in a drunken stupor or just couldn't care less what the band sounded like.
Written January 5, 2023
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CDNTerry
Toronto, Canada417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Great theatre to see a concert. Saw the Kansas 50th anniversary concert here. Great acoustics, comfortable seats, great view of the stage and great light show. Theatre is easy to enter and easy to find your seats. This is an intimate setting where you can watch a great show and not feel like you are miles away from the action.
Written September 9, 2023
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MarriedAnd-Over-50
Mission, Canada1,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to see Shen Yun. It looks small. The seats remind me of an airplane. We are not very tall people but someone taller wouldhave a hard time sitting a couple of hours in the theatre. It is OK, but it doesn't give me a sense of being in a great theatre.
Written May 21, 2023
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Harold W
Victoria, Canada1,795 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had excellent seats in row thirteen on a January Saturday night. I doubt there is a bad seat in the entire Theatre? Crowd entrance and exit seems relatively quick and efficient. I would be happy to return for another performance.
Written January 19, 2020
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violet3000
Richmond, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011
We went to see Mama Mia and Sat Aug 13th. First thing we noticed the new look of the theatre. (was OK), but when we got to the seating (they are so horrible thety are so unconfortable), they also made the aisle a stairway With out glow in dark saftey tape so it made the aisle scarey to manover in the dark. The sound was so horrible it hurt to listen to the show. (I felt sick to my stomack and my eyes watters for the sound was so load. My ears hurt for 3 days after the show.) (we guessed that the person who sound checked the show was deaf or partailly deaf. I personally would not go to this ventue again to go a show.)
Written August 24, 2011
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Brewster S
Surrey, Canada239 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
We went and saw the Disney's Lion Kion. Great show. 12 parking rate to park under the theatre. I've always found other parking in the area for much more
Written July 2, 2015
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Cathryn W
Adelaide, Australia80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We traveled to Vancouver to see the phenomenal production of "Come From Away". For me, the performance was MOSTLY fantastic, but we were toward the back of the main floor, on the right side. I probably understand three quarters of the dialogue. My partner, who has hearing aids, and a stranger on the other side of me, who also had them, spent the entire evening trying to adjust their hearing aids so they could hear properly - all in vain The Queen E is a wonderful venue, but for those with hearing difficulties, it is awful. If the Queen E were to install an Auris Hearing Loop, they would create an impeccable experience for those whose hearing is no longer so sharp. My partner has been in venues WITH a hearing loop and has come away feeling 100% engaged. Without that, he and the stranger next to me, had a mediocre experience. They missed much of the dialogue. This is NOT a hugely expensive fix so, please, Queen E, look out at your largely older audience and give some consideration to making their experience excellent instead of poor. The production was superb, but the sound, for those of us on the margins, was NOT.
Written March 14, 2019
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LenM
San Antonio, TX201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
The performance was exceptional. this 2 1/2 hour opera was lavishly staged, beautifully sung and the performances by the troop was flawless. the long duration complete with two intermissions flew by. I am a tall large man, 6'1" TALL and over 200 lbs. the seats were built for people shorter than 6 feet tall and were frankly tortuous - by the time the show was over I could barely stand, I read on the reviews of this theater about how comfortable the seating is.. I beg to differ. the only people in the theatre who sat comfortably were slender women and children. Nearly every man I saw was uncomfortable. Many senior citizens had difficulty, as well.
Written October 16, 2017
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Abby68Ace
Kingston, Canada38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
I could not believe that a newly constructed theatre was not handicapped accessible unless one sat in a back row. There were steps and no handrails down to the orchestra, and I was not allowed to take my walker down to the front row, where I had bought my seat. When I complained, it was suggested that I could have chosen the back row.
In this day and age to have a new theatre that is not handicapped friendly is a crime!
The show was superb, but as I had flown there from Toronto to see this show, I was really upset by the venue.
Written July 3, 2016
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2008Mustang
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
I went and saw Phantom of the Opera over the weekend which was a wonderful show but the venue left me feeling down. We had seats in row 17, seat 17 and 18 which we thought would have been closer to the middle of the stage only to find out that they start numbering this row at seat 15 so we were at the far left. Not a big deal. I am 6 feet tall and all I could hear was the lady behind me complaining that she could not see through me. I experienced the same as an equally tall man sat in front of me eclipsing a large portion of the stage. Combined with the lack of leg room it made for an uncomfortable performance as these tickets were over $200 for the pair. The performance was great but I do not think that I will go and see a show at QE theatre again. The staff were all very friendly and work very hard to give you a memorable experience.
Written July 17, 2017
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