Annex retractable seating from main floor


Adjacent to the Orpheum, the appropriately named Annex is a spunky, cabaret-style venue perfect for lively dance and cutting-edge musical performances.

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Construction 2010


Bordered by fiery red curtains enclosing two floors of multifunctional performance space, the Annex is one of the most versatile performance venues in Vancouver. Performances taking place here run the gamut from long-established music festivals to one-off jazz ensembles.

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Visiting Patrons

Getting there

The Annex is located on the second floor of 823 Seymour Street. It is accessible by stairs and elevator.
The Annex is easily accessed by public transportation, including the SkyTrain. Take the Expo Line to Granville station or the or the Canada Line to Vancouver City Centre. Walk east to Seymour street, and then south towards Smithe Street. The Annex 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 for more details.
Parking near the theatre is limited. Give yourself extra time before your event to find parking. There is no parkade attached to the Annex, but there is parking in the neighbourhood, at meters, and public parking lots.


Wheelchair seating is available on the main and gallery levels.
Wheelchair accessible washrooms are on the main level.
Elevator access is available through the main entrance and will access all levels.
Only certified guide and service dogs are allowed into VCT venues. Guide and service dogs help people with disabilities avoid hazards or perform tasks. Guide dogs help people with visual impairments while service dogs help people with other kinds of disabilities such as hearing impairments and epilepsy. They can help a person navigate through public areas, alert them to sounds, open doors and do other tasks. British Columbia’s Guide Dog and Service Dog Act and regulation govern how guide and service dogs and their handlers are certified. Certification increases public safety, raises training standards and improves public access for dog and handler teams. Emotional Support Animals (not certified) are currently not allowed in VCT venues.

Show information & theatre etiquette

Box office hours are dependent on the event. Please check your event's website for hours and on-site ticket sale details. VCT acts primarily as rental facilities and do not operate a box office. The box office is operated by the ticket seller for the promoter of the event and is not open between performances.
The lobby is open one hour before performances.
No coat check is available at the Annex.
If you are late to a performance, please be aware that you may not be seated until intermission.
Vancouver Civic Theatres requires that all audience members, including children, must have a ticket. There are no exemptions to this policy regardless of the child’s age.
The Vancouver Civic Theatres aims to provide safe spaces for enjoying entertainment and culture for all. Please do not wear scented lotions or perfumes to the theatres. We all share the air!
Taking photographs and recording performances in theatres is not allowed unless authorized by the promoter or producer. Cameras and recording devices may be confiscated by theatre staff for the duration of the show.
Certain items may be confiscated at the door by security if deemed dangerous. Please refrain from bringing large bags. All wheeled items other than wheelchairs must remain in the lobby during the performance. These items are considered hazardous if an evacuation becomes necessary.

Contact Information

To inquire about lost and found items, phone 604-665-3035.
Please contact Audience Services for more information on any of the above.

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