For those hoping to soak up Vancouver’s cultural attractions, the Victorian Hotel’s downtown location puts it conveniently close to the historic Orpheum Theatre on Granville Street.
With its unique neon sign, the Orpheum is the shining jewel of Vancouver’s theatre scene. Entertaining millions of visitors since it opened in 1927, its interior is a nod to the golden age with a vast ceiling mural, massive crystal chandelier, and sweeping staircases, all designed in the Spanish Baroque Revival style.
Designated a National Historic Site in 1979, the theatre has undergone extensive renovations over the decades, but its historical flourish has never diminished.
Most notably home to the VSO (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra), the Orpheum seats over 2500 guests at full capacity. And while it’s most famous for the local symphony and numerous choral groups, guests from around the world grace the theatre with their charm and showmanship. In fact, quite a few legends have performed at the Orpheum including Fred Astaire and the Marx Brothers.
Today, the Orpheum offers more than music, comedy, and dance. An attempt to reach out to younger audiences has led to fantastic orchestral and cinematic collaborations—like a Star Wars screening with the film score provided by live musicians. There’s always something going on so make sure to check their event list.
When the show is over guests can quickly return to the Victorian Hotel and sample all the comfort and indulgences the hotel has to offer. With deep soaker tubs, luxurious Salt toiletries, and plush Kingsley bathrobes, the star experience is yours to enjoy.
To learn more or to make a reservation, or call 1.877.681.6369.