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. Puchase Tickets

Closed Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.

  • 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

Phone: +1 604-665-3050


Yelp Rating:
4.5 out of 5 4.5 Star Rating
Based on 60 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating 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

Gayan P. Feb-18-2020

4 Star Rating This time, I came here for the concert of Michael Bolton and Vancouver Symphony orchestra. I bought the most cheapest seat on the balcony ($50ish) but the... Read More

Mari E. Feb-13-2020

5 Star Rating Saturday night on the Granville Mall can only mean - show time! The Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa are here at the Orpheum performing on their tour... Read More

Shonah M. Oct-21-2018

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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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