Orpheum Theatre

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Orpheum Theatre information

Vancouver , Canada
Address
Street 884 Granville St
Telephone
+1 604 665 3050
Getting there
bus 4
More information
www.vancouver.ca/theatres
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Lonely Planet review

If you’re lucky enough to catch a show at the Orpheum Theatre , be prepared to gasp when you enter the auditorium. Built in 1927 and now designated a national heritage site, the sumptuous Spanish baroque interior of multiple arches topped by an ornate painted dome harkens back to a time when theaters offered a fantasy escape from reality. But the beautiful old gal isn’t just a well-preserved relic. In fact, she’s steeped in theatrical history. Originally part of a Chicago-headquartered chain of vaudeville houses, stars who have hit the boards before the near-3,000 seats here have included Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine and Harry Belafonte – check out the commemorative wall plaques around the stage door out back and you’ll find an A-Z of names from entertainment history.