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Orpheum Theatre

604 Smithe Street | Alternate entrance at 884 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
+1 604-665-3050
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Home of the VSO, Vancouver

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Juliet S
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Vancouver
absolutely beautiful

Went to the VSO with a Beatles band. Perfect setting for this concert. The building is stunning... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
doc_alg
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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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 artists visiting from around the world.
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604 Smithe Street | Alternate entrance at 884 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Juliet S
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the Rodriguez concert at the theatre and we were pleasantly surprised at how well maintained the theatre is...not looking old or frayed at the edges and the staff at all levels (ushers and food service) were most helpful! Two things that could...More

Thank Daryl C
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 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
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

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
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

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

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revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping
the party going until late. Granville Street, being
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fuyukimi
26 July 2017|
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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.
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Jamie E
15 March 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.
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