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Theatres and performance spaces

Our world-class theatres and performance spaces are home to a variety of major arts and entertainment productions, including concerts, theatre, opera, classical music, Broadway shows, and lectures.

You can also rent our theatres and performance spaces for your event. All of our venues are accessible and conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. The theatres are fully equipped to host large productions, conferences, film shoots, and other events.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres

Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum

The Orpheum at 601 Smithe Street is one the most beautiful concert halls in North America. Built in 1927 and refurbished in 2009, the 2,600-seat Orpheum is a designated National Heritage Site.

Orpheum Annex set up with projector and podium

The Annex

Located at 823 Seymour Street next to The Orpheum, The Annex is a great place for cabarets, dance and music. The space can be quickly converted from a flat-floor to a standard theatre space with 193 seats.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre seating

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 650 Hamilton St in downtown Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest proscenium theatres with 2,765 seats. Refurbished in 2009, the theatre hosts opera, Broadway, music, presentations, and a broad spectrum of entertainment shows.

Vancouver Playhouse stage and orchestra seats

Vancouver Playhouse

The Vancouver Playhouse at 600 Hamilton St is the city’s prime venue for dance, chamber music, film events, and theatre with 668 seats.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre salons

Queen Elizabeth Salons

Located downtown between the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Vancouver Playhouse, the Salons are ideal for meetings, pre and post show receptions, and small parties. Bright with hardwood floors and large windows, the Salons have a separate entrance for private gatherings.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

Outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, the QET Plaza is a great location for outdoor performances and festivals.

Arts and cultural centres

Jericho Arts Centre

Jericho Arts Centre is a 135-seat performance venue located at 1675 Discovery St, off NW Marine Dr near Jericho Beach in Vancouver's West Side. 604-224-8007

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre in Vancouver

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

Amenities include a studio theatre and a cultural herb garden. The centre is located at 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6521.

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre

Amenities at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, the Roundhouse Turntable Plaza, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, various multi-purpose rooms, and a gymnasium. The centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1800.

Outdoor performance spaces

Malkin bowl

Malkin Bowl

Malkin Bowl hosts concerts and cultural events in Stanley Park. Find information about performances at Malkin Bowl, or find rental information if you want to hold a performance there.

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Performance protocol

Taking photos and recording performances in theatres isn't allowed unless authorized by the promoter or producer.

Cameras and recording devices may be confiscated by theatre staff for the duration of the show.

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