Located at 761 Granville Street in Downtown Vancouver, the Orpheum Theatre has a rich history going back to 1927 when it first opened as a vaudeville theatre. When vaudeville died out in the early 1930s it became a movie house under Famous Players. In 1973 Famous Players was planning on completely gutting the inside and converting it to a multiplex cinema. You can easily see from the pictures why this plan was strongly opposed. After a public protest and fundraiser the plans where cancelled.
Vancouver City bought the Orpheum in 1974 and closed it until 1977 for renovation and restoration. The Orpheum underwent extensive renovations again in 2009 and today it is arguably one of the most beautiful concert venues on the continent. It has also been officially designated as a National Historic Site.
The theatre provides seating for an audience of up to 2765 people. It is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Vancouver Bach Choir. It also hosts many other live musical programs and shows.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: The Orpheum VancouverFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Category: Music Venues Performing Arts
884 Granville Street
601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Phone: +1 604-665-3050
Mike T. Apr-22-2022
I visited The Orpheum to see a performance (Kathy Griffin's Laugh your Head Off stand up comedy world tour) back in June 2018 and wrote this review at that... Read More
Xichen J. Feb-19-2022
This is the best venue for listening to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in my opinion. The acoustics are phenomenal and the place is historic with ornate... Read More
Gayan P. Feb-18-2020
As far as I know, this is one of the oldest and most ornate theatres in Vancouver. Being a young city, we are eclipsed by the historic buildings of much... Read More
Accommodations near The Orpheum Vancouver:
|SkyTrain Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Expo Line||Granville Station||6 Minutes|
|Canada Line||Vancouver City Center Station||3 Minutes|
How to get to The Orpheum Vancouver by SkyTrain
No Buses Needed. Exit either station onto Granville Street. The Orpheum is just one block south on Granville street from Granville Station or ½ block south from Vancouver City Center Station
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