About The Orpheum Theatre
Grand, elegant and effortlessly dazzling, the Orpheum has entranced millions of people since opening in 1927.
The domed auditorium is adorned with a sprawling ceiling mural, and crowned by a giant crystal chandelier. The Orpheum’s exquisite décor and sweeping staircases were designed in the rare Spanish Baroque Revival style and the magic and history of the space envelopes both audiences and performers.
The theatre’s seats are arranged in curved arcs to ensure each patron benefits from an unobstructed view.
The Orpheum has two audience entrances located at:
601 Smithe Street &
884 Granville Street
Parking near the theatre is limited. Give yourself extra time before your event to find parking. There is no parkade attached to the Orpheum, but there is parking in the neighbourhood, at meters, and public parking lots. The VSO recommends the Metropolitan Towers lot at 930 Seymour Street. Please note: elevator access to this lot closes at 10:30pm, but the lot itself does not close until 11:59pm.
The Orpheum is easily accessed by public transportation, including the SkyTrain. If you’re taking the Expo Line, hop off the train at Granville station and head south on Granville towards Smithe Street. If you’re taking the Canada Line, exit at Vancouver City Centre station and walk south on Granville street towards Smithe. The Orpheum can also be accessed by many trolley bus lines. Check the Translink website for schedules and routes.
There are several City of Vancouver Mobi bike-share station that are location at and nearby our venues. Please visit www.mobibikes.ca for more details.
Wheelchair seating is available on the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels. Please contact VSO Customer Service to purchase: 604-876-3434
Wheelchair accessible washrooms are on the Orchestra level and the third floor.
Elevator access is available through the Smithe Street entrance. The elevator allows for access all the way up to the third floor.
Hearing-assist units and binoculars are available at the main lobby coat check.
The box office typically opens two hours before performances for patrons to pick-up or purchase tickets to that evening’s event only. The box office is operated by the ticket seller for the host event and is not open between performances.
The lobby is open one hour before performances (with some exceptions). Come early and enjoy the striking architecture of the Orpheum. We offer a selection of tempting snacks, local craft beers, and hand-picked BC wines. Beat the line-up by pre-ordering your intermission drinks! We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and debit cards. Cash only at the coat check.
Lost & Found
To inquire about lost and found items, please contact Orpheum Theatre Stage Door at 604-665-3035.