The Orpheum

Recognized as one of North America’s finest concert halls and one of Canada’s most significant historic interiors, the Orpheum has remained a viable performing arts venue in Vancouver for nearly a century. Built in 1927 as a vaudeville theatre, the building was saved from demolition in the late 1970s and has become a Class A Heritage building.

Proscenium continues to work with the City through incremental phases of work as part of Vancouver Civic Theatres’ long range plan to upgrade the Orpheum to accommodate a broader range of uses. Our award-winning work on the building to date includes the audience chamber, acoustic shell, lobby upgrade and bars, and seating and washrooms.


Photography/Rendering: Martin Knowles
  • Client: City of Vancouver/Vancouver Civic Theatres
  • Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Size: 85,400 ft² (2,688 seats)
  • Completion: 2010
  • Awards:
    2011 Vancouver Heritage Award
    2010 Heritage BC Award of Honour
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