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

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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

Official Website: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse

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

Regular 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) 665-3050

Official Website: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Vancouver Playhouse


Rated 4.5 out of 5Queen Elizabeth Theatre Star Rating

3 Star Rating The Performance Of The Magic Flute was our favourite Opera at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre and it was very special..the performance was amazing and the Mozart stirring music made the entire evening very memorable.. each segment of the Opera revealing stellar costumes, high drama performances and very creative staging was met with audience applause and laughter…well done Vancouver Opera !

Michael Moriarity - 20 days ago

3 Star Rating The site lines were good. The seats were comfortable enough. However the leg room is terrible. I am just over 5' 10" and I was starting to get leg cramps from having to scrunch my legs up. There is no room for any forward extension. Beverages and food are allowed in the theatre. Cup holders were on the backs of the chair ahead although were low and awkward to reach due to the lack of legroom. We were in row 10 of the center orchestra sitting dead center. I was distraught over the sound as it was very pingy on the treble clef voices. Very distracting when over engineering distracts from incredible singers. (Hades Town Nov 8.23)

Images QT - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful theatre and comfortable seating 💺 arrangement.Refreshment🍹☕ facility is also there. The parking🚗 area is very easy to reach. The nearest skytrain 🚝station is the stadium- Chinatown Skytrain station. The theatre is at just 5 minutes walking 🚶distance. Staff👮 are very helpful and kind. The theatre is perfect for large groups🧑‍🤝‍🧑👭👬👫. You can hear the voice📢 of the stage in the washrooms also, which is such an awesome thing & keeps you engaged in the program vibes.I attended UCW Convocation 🧑‍🎓 program there which was an awesome experience.

Jyoti Kakran - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place, great shows. Don’t worry much about where you sit, you’ll always have a decent view. (Unless you’re quite short or someone really tall is in front of you)

Jean Arnold - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Great venue. Lots of good shows here every year. All seats seem to have good views.

Ted CasioCalculatorWatch - 12 days ago

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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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