Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the adjoining smaller Vancouver Playhouse have hosted music and drama in Vancouver since 1959

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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When it first opened, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre was home to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which now performs at the Orpheum Theatre. The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is currently home to the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC, but also hosts many other music, dance and drama programs throughout the year.

The the recently renovated theatre has seating for over 2765 spectators and boasts much improved acoustics. The smaller adjoining Vancouver Playhouse has seating for 688 guests and is home to Playhouse Theatre Company, Friends of Chamber Music, Vancouver Recital Society and DanceHouse.

For more information about the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse and upcoming programs see the official website above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes. See the official website for information about tickets and events.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • 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
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 630 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6, Canada

Phone: (604) 665-2193

Official Website: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse

Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Had an amazing time at Queen Elizabeth Theatre! The venue itself is stunning, with fantastic acoustics that really enhance any performance. The seats are comfortable with great sightlines, ensuring a good view from almost anywhere in the house. Staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, making the whole experience smooth and enjoyable. It’s a perfect spot for enjoying a variety of shows, from concerts to ballets, and each visit feels like a special occasion. Highly recommend attending an event here if you get the chance!
Anthony Vargas - in the last week

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5 Star Rating The Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC, is a local gem. With its elegant architecture and spacious auditorium, it provides a captivating setting for a variety of performances. From Broadway shows to concerts, the venue offers top-notch entertainment experiences. The acoustics are exceptional, ensuring every note and word resonates beautifully throughout the hall. The staff is friendly and professional, adding to the overall enjoyment of the visit.
Kelvin Fong - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating This is an outstanding venue. The lobby was beautiful and spacious. The seats were great. Excellent visibility. The lighting was outstanding. The staff were helpful and very efficient. We saw Jerry Seinfeld there. Excellent show! We will see events here again.
Jennifer Henczel - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Keep finding myself here lately. Which means they must book some great acts. I’ve sat in a few seats around the place and all of them have had wonderful views of the show. Seats are a good size, but if you’re a large person you might be uncomfortable. When I was there the guy in front of me had to sit on the steps to be comfortable. Outside of that, music, service, organisation is all fantastic (my photos are from Row 6 aisle seat in the right balcony)
Roop - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Enjoyed the show by Ballet BC. The dances were creative and thought provoking. The choreography is in Contemporary style. Great experience! The location is very easy to find.
kevin xu (UX Designer photographer) - a month ago

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SkyTrain Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Expo LineStadium Station3 Minutes

How to get to Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse by SkyTrain

No Buses Needed. Exit onto Beatty Street. Dunsmuir is just to your left. Walk to your right (west) along Dunsmuir for 2 blocks to Hamilton Street. The Theatres are directly to your left on Hamilton.

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