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Cultural and performance spaces in Vancouver

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.

Vancouver Civic Theatres

Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum

The Orpheum 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

Orpheum 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 is one of Canada’s largest proscenium theatres with 2,765 seats. Recently refurbished, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre hosts opera, Broadway, music, and a broad spectrum of entertainment shows.

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.

Vancouver Playhouse stage and orchestra seats

Vancouver Playhouse

The Vancouver Playhouse, at 668 seats, is the city’s prime venue for dance, chamber music, film events and theatrical productions. The Vancouver Playhouse is located downtown at 600 Hamilton Street.

Queen Elizabeth Plaza

Queen Elizabeth Plaza

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

Other performance and rental spaces

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 and Recreation Centre in Vancouver

Roundhouse

Amenities include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, gymnasium, and snack bar. 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 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.

Last modified: Fri, 24 May 2013 12:30:13

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