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
Queen Elizabeth Theatre cc licensed photo by *_*

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

Official Website: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse

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

Category: Performing Arts

Address: 649 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

Phone: +1 604-665-3035


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 5 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating This is my go to venue for a couple of chamber music series: Friends of chamber music and Vancouver Recital Society. I go to F of CM the most and love going... Read More

Joanna L. Jan-29-2019

4 Star Rating Been coming here for the past 5 years or so, usually for Arts Umbrella Dance recitals. Seating is good with enough of a rise so that unless you are behind... Read More

Dean K. Jun-16-2017

4 Star Rating If you know the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, you know the Playhouse, they live side by side. But unless you've been to the theatre here, you might not know what... Read More

Crystal H. May-07-2010

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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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A quick preshow look around the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from the balcony.

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