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Beautiful Theatre

I've visited the Orpheum on numerous occasions including for the VSO and most recently for a Borns... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sam K
Maple Ridge, Canada
Orpheum Theatre

Beautifully restored interior, worth a visit. Comfortable seating. We were here for a Renee... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter F
Northampton, United Kingdom
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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...more
604 Smithe Street | Alternate entrance at 884 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 April 2002

I've been commissioned by the City of Vancouver to write a book-length history of the Orpheum here. This big, beautiful old theatre will be 75 in November, and a lot of activities are planned. But even if you miss the November events (not the best...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

During a concert a wonderful opening band was playing, and usually nobody stands for opening bands so they decided to call out and tell us to jump on our feet and dance. Ofcourse, like every other concert I've been to, the audience makes their way...More

1  Thank Aida A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've visited the Orpheum on numerous occasions including for the VSO and most recently for a Borns concert. The theatre is clean and visually stunning. Its a gem in Vancouver when all you see is glass buildings everywhere, then mixed in is this historical theatre....More

1  Thank Sam K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully restored interior, worth a visit. Comfortable seating. We were here for a Renee Fleming concert (disappointing). The theatre is located downtown and is home to the much improved Symphony Orchestra.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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.

1  Thank NorVanMan
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Ben Harper was such an incredible concert, but seeing a show in this venue by far was the highlight. I’ve never been in a venue like this, and would highly recommend seeing anything here. If you have the chance to see someone as talented as...More

Thank Dverity
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Wonderful venue for any type of concert - however mainly classical musical I have been going there for more than 25 years.

Thank Juliet S
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Went to the VSO with a Beatles band. Perfect setting for this concert. The building is stunning. the sound is exceptional and all the seats have a great view. the only negative was the leg room for the seats we had. But even being a...More

Thank doc_alg
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My wife and I joined its 90th Birthday Night!! A big hand to all the artists, performers and organizers, the night was extremely great and wonderful. All the audience were moved when that respected lady pianist play the antique piano! The Orpheum Chocolate was indeed...More

1  Thank tsoi2017
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the afternoon with Rachmaninoff as we haven’t been to the VSO in several years. Always fascinated with the architectural design, the nuances, the moldings, the artwork, the photos of entertainers throughout the decades at this gorgeous venue. Where do you enter off of...More

Thank NeggyRichmond_Canada
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This old beautifully restored theatre is an ideal place to enjoy stage performances or classical music. The seats are comfortable and it seeems to not matter where you sit to enjoy the exerience. I have bee quite a few times over the years and thoroughy...More

Thank BCbikeGuy
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We wanted to see a canadian theatre and to listen to some local players. well we had a very nice evening and I would recommend such experience to travelers, it's something different

1  Thank Stefano C
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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
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Vero S
9 October 2018|
Response from Juliet S | Reviewed this property |
The Orpheum only has rows not sections, it could be row four in the dress circle or stalls, I suggest they Google the Orpheum seating chart. Or phone the them.