The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre, a beautifully restored heritage building from 1927 is home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Orpheum Theatre Stage
Orpheum Theatre Stage cc licensed photo by Michael Thoeny

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 Vancouver

Fee: Yes

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Address: 884 Granville Street
601 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Canada

Phone: +1 604-665-3050

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
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5 Star Rating I recently went on a 90-minute guided walking tour of this grand ol' theater, built in 1927 and designated as a National Heritage Site. These tours are... Read More

Nancy H. Aug-06-2019

5 Star Rating Went to the Orpheum for the first time last night for the Marianas Trench concert. I can't believe how gorgeous this venue is! I love how it has such a... Read More

Eliza L. Mar-30-2019

5 Star Rating Beautiful venue! Not a bad seat in the house and we were lucky enough to have 8th row seats to the Nora Jones concert! Perfect, intimate venue for her Read More

James S. Aug-15-2019

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SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineGranville Station6 Minutes
Canada LineVancouver City Center Station3 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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