Orpheum Self-Guided Tour Drop-in

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Immerse yourself in a piece of Vancouver’s history! Take a self-guided tour of the Orpheum concert hall, a national historic site. Learn about the venue’s interesting history and architecture, famous visitors and performers, and how the community once came together to save the Orpheum.

Tours are self-guided, with support from Vancouver Civic Theatres staff. Attendees are given one hour to wander the lobbies, staircases, and the mezzanine floor of the auditorium. Attendees will not be allowed backstage or on the stage.

Open House Drop-in 11:30 – 3:00, last entry at 2:30pm. Use the Granville Street entrance, 884 Granville Street. 


Architect led tours

Join the Orpheum Tour drop-in on Tuesday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 29 for a bonus architect-led tour!

Led by John N Ross, B.Arch., PMP, Architect AIBC, and a Project Manager in Real Estate and Facilities Management at The City of Vancouver, this hour long tour will focus on the history of the Orpheum and its role in the Vancouver theatre scene.

The tour will give special emphasis to the features of the building, its location, design and structure, mixed with stories of the Orpheum’s colourful past.

Please note: you do not need a separate ticket for the architectural tour; your drop-in pass will give you access.


Performance Dates

Aug 9, Wed 11:30am
Aug 12, Sat 11:30am
Aug 15, Tue 11:30am
Aug 22, Tue 11:30am
Aug 23, Wed 11:30am
Aug 26, Sat 11:30am
Aug 26, Sat 11:30am
Aug 29, Tue 11:30am
Aug 30, Wed 11:30am
Dates Summer 2017




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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