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Venue: Orpheum

This summer, Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting FREE guided tours of the Orpheum theatre, one of the most beautiful concert halls in North America.

The Orpheum, a designated National Heritage Site, was built in 1927. Each year the theatre hosts international musicians, popular concerts and unique events; it is also home to the beloved Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

The 90-minute walking tours are led by the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and reveal some secrets of the theatre's history. One story includes Frank Sinatra almost being kicked out of the theatre for breaking dressing room lights while he practiced his golf swing!

Reservations are encouraged but not required as walk-up patrons will be accepted at the door as long as space permits. As this tour takes place in an operating theatre, some sections of the building may be inaccessible.

This program is presented in partnership with Downtown Van and the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

Tour dates in September to be announced soon.

*Please meet guides at the Granville Street entrance.
*Please note that this tour includes walking and stair climbing.


Performance Dates

Jul 6, Thu 11:00am
Jul 8, Sat 11:00am
Jul 15, Sat 11:00am
Jul 20, Thu 11:00am
Jul 22, Sat 11:00am
Jul 27, Thu 11:00am
Jul 29, Sat 11:00am
Aug 5, Sat 11:00am
Aug 10, Thu 11:00am
Aug 12, Sat 11:00am
Aug 12, Sat 1:00pm
Aug 19, Sat 11:00am
Aug 19, Sat 1:00pm
Aug 24, Thu 11:00am
Aug 24, Thu 1:00pm
Aug 31, Thu 11:00am
Aug 31, Thu 1:00pm
Sep 2, Sat 11:00am
Sep 23, Sat 11:00am
Dates July to Sep

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