Queen Elizabeth TheatreVancouver Civic Theatres

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Bucket List
Iconic Venue
2,765 seats
Central Location
Downtown Vancouver
Diverse Performances
Opera to Broadway
Event Spaces
20 to 220 people
Art Gallery
Local artists


The Queen Elizabeth Theatre part of Vancouver Civic Theatres is one of Canada’s largest proscenium theatres, featuring 2,765 seats and a central location in downtown Vancouver. This dazzling venue is designed to awe audiences and inspire performers, making it a prime destination for arts and entertainment in the city.

Experience and Facilities

Attending a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is an experience in itself. The venue regularly hosts acclaimed opera, musical performances, Broadway shows, and other amusements. Each visit offers the opportunity to immerse oneself in a world of creativity and artistic expression. The theatre's three salons can host events for 20 to 220 people, catering to conferences, receptions, and other gatherings.

Accessibility and Amenities

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is designed with accessibility in mind. Wheelchair seating is available on the orchestra and mezzanine levels, with accessible washrooms conveniently located on both levels. An accessible driveway on Hamilton Street provides easy drop-off and pick-up, and elevators ensure seamless access from the main lobby to the mezzanine and balcony levels. Hearing-assist units and binoculars are available at the main lobby coat check, enhancing the experience for all patrons.

A Hub for Creativity

The theatre also features a locally curated art gallery, showcasing works by emerging artists and adding to the venue's cultural richness. The combination of stunning performances and visual arts makes the Queen Elizabeth Theatre a hub for creativity and inspiration in Vancouver.

A Space Designed to Impress

Named after Queen Elizabeth II, who attended its opening concert in July 1959, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre boasts an auditorium with broad columns, dramatic crimson seating, and textured finishes that create an ambiance both contemporary and cozy. The atrium features sweeping staircases, fairy-like chandeliers, and reflective surfaces, adding a playfully dramatic feel that complements the diverse range of productions staged here.

Plan Your Visit

Whether attending a show or hosting an event, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre offers a unique and memorable experience. Its prime location in Vancouver’s walkable downtown core makes it easily accessible and close to top hotels, restaurants, and transit options. Working with the Vancouver Civic Theatres’ events team ensures a first-class experience, with every detail covered to create extraordinary events.

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Vancouver Civic Theatres
Vancouver Civic Theatres
649 Cambie St
Vancouver, V6B 2P1
Vancouver Civic Theatres
Vancouver Civic Theatres
649 Cambie St
Vancouver, V6B 2P1
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