Orpheum 90

Let's party like it's 1927!

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Let’s party like it's 1927!

An evening of celebration, silent film, and live vaudeville, with your hosts Bill Richardson and Maestro Bramwell Tovey.

A tribute to 90 years of entertainment! Join us for a roaring 20s themed birthday bash to celebrate the iconic Orpheum.

The Evening's Events

You’ll experience live entertainment honouring the Orpheum’s beginnings, including a taste of vaudeville from local acts and silent film classics accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer and grand piano. 

Your Masters of Ceremonies, author and former CBC radio host Bill Richardson and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey, will paint a picture of the Orpheum’s history, and set the stage for us to party like it’s 1927.

Opulence, extravagance, and history — let’s toast the Orpheum!

6:30 – 7:30pm
Walk the red carpet in your 1920s attire. We encourage you to wear any style of dress from the 20s, expressing your personality, culture, and creativity. Prizes for best costumes!

7:30 – 8:30pm
A tribute to the Orpheum’s silent film and vaudeville days. 

  • Disney’s 1928 silent animated film, Steamboat Willie accompanied by the Michael Dirk on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ
  • Vaudevillian performances including tap dance, circus, and an excerpt for the musical Ragtime, all presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres 2017 Underutilized Spaces grant recipients
  • Buster Keaton’s classic silent film, The Blacksmith, accompanied by Maestro Bramwell Tovey on the piano

8:30 – 10:00pm
Three cheers for the end of prohibition! Have a slice of birthday cake, imbibe in 1920s inspired provisions, practice the Charleston to our live brass band, and head over to our photo booth to capture the moment.

Tickets $19.27

To purchase by phone, please call the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra box office: 604.876.3434

Tickets From $19
Date Nov 24
Start time 7:30pm
Doors Open 6:30pm

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Let’s party like its 1927! An evening of celebration, silent film, and live vaudeville.

Venue

Orpheum

At 90 years old, this historic building is an incredible setting for shows of all kinds. The Orpheum has hosted millions of people since it's opening in 1927. This opulent venue is a great way to see your favourite artist or experience the magic of the symphony. The interior features antique décor, sweeping staircases, and a domed auditorium complete with ceiling mural and crystal chandelier.

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