Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver: Address, Phone Number, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Reviews: 4/5

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
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The city's largest theater complex is home to the Vancouver Opera and sponsors a variety of different performances.
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Neighbourhood: Central
How to get there
  • Stadium–Chinatown • 4 min walk
  • Granville • 6 min walk
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4.0
203 reviews
Excellent
80
Very good
77
Average
24
Poor
15
Terrible
7

Eric K
31 contributions
Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver
Nov 2019 • Solo
This venue is a nice clean place to see a concert at. Good seats and site lines all around from your seats to the stage. I saw my first concert at this venue in November 2019 of King Diamond. A very theatrical concert inside a theatre! I do recommend wearing ear plugs when seeing a loud heavy metal concert inside this place as the acoustics can be a bit loud. There is also a nearby parking garage to park your car if you drive at for a decent price.
Written 15 February 2020
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Wilson L
Coquitlam, Canada2,423 contributions
Great venue
Oct 2019
Great venue for music, the facilities are great and tons of parking nearby. Highly recommend shows here.
Written 9 February 2020
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bromovancouver
vancouver119 contributions
Huge Lines for the Ladies and No Treats to Eat
Feb 2020
The crush of people to get into the theatre was terrible. It took ten minutes to get through the door. Every woman was having their bag looked at by security. By the time we got up to our seats we were told we had 2 minutes before they shut the door by a very unfriendly usher.I was there last night and after lining up to use the washroom before the show I could not stand to do it during the intermission. I was on the mezzanine and so went into the men's. I walked in and went straight to a stall. The men were fine with it. This is why I pay more than $100 a ticket for the show!?. This discriminates against all the women in the audience. The washrooms should be all stalls for any sex. They need a serious renovation.I was then free to buy a treat during intermission, only to find another line and no choice of food at all. Merely some cheap and nasty candy. The staff do nothing but mix drinks that people have to gulp down and hand you a machine to pay by card only. In a theatre I went to in London, England last year they had staff come into the theatre with frozen treats and allow people to bring their drinks in with them after intermission. They obviously want the public to enjoy their evening out. Not so at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Written 2 February 2020
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Harold W
Parksville, Canada1,504 contributions
Legends of Motown
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had excellent seats in row thirteen on a January Saturday night. I doubt there is a bad seat in the entire Theatre? Crowd entrance and exit seems relatively quick and efficient. I would be happy to return for another performance.
Written 19 January 2020
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FergusDad
Port Townsend, WA1,436 contributions
Nutcracker
Dec 2019 • Couples
Saw the Nutcracker at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and was thrilled with the acoustics, the lighting and my seat. Everything was just right for the Christmas classic.
Written 21 December 2019
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Els B
36 contributions
Opera cisit
Oct 2019
Myself and two of my very close friends attended an outstanding performance of la Traviata last week. My two friends are neophytes when it concerns classical music and opera, but they also thoroughly enjoyed the performance. With its many excellent arias this opera is a great introduction to the classics. The venue, as always, was ideal and the acoustics good. We had a perfectly placed seat and the overall experience was above par.
Written 29 October 2019
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BHJR1
Vancouver, Canada29 contributions
Big barn
May 2019
Unfortunately the QET is a huge barn of a place. Constructed in the late 1950s when Vancouver must've really wanted a huge hall for touring Broadway shows. It's good for those, and for acts like Weird Al and other bands that aren't big enough for the arena or the stadium. For just about anything else, eg Ballet BC (which should be performing in the Playhouse next door, not here). The QET's way too big, and the sight lines are way too long, unless you're in the centre orchestra, not too far back. Definitely not the mezzanine or the balcony. Likewise for the opera, although that's more of a spectacle so it's not quite so bad. Sadly the civic boosters who put this place up turned their backs on the example of so many European opera houses that aren't all that much smaller, but have an entirely different design, ensuring every seat's a good one. The QET's a monument to the provincialism of Vancouver in the late 1950s, as much as the boomtime funding that made it possible.
Written 26 October 2019
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Barb N
Port Coquitlam, Canada240 contributions
Classic Theatre
Oct 2019
Good venue for seeing smaller concerts and performances compared to the bigger stadiums. Comfortable seats. If you book row 1, they add A,B,C, D in front of you. Depending what you are seeing, better to go back a bit to row 10. or further. Balcony seating good if you don't want to pay a lot and don't need to see up close. The only request is that once the show starts, they should not seat people arriving late as it is disruptive and disrespectful.
Written 7 October 2019
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson15,626 contributions
More than just a theater (come for the Farmers Market)
Jul 2019 • Couples
The plaza outside the theater's front door is a happening place on Downtown Farmers Market day. The variety of booths set up and the vitality of the crowds frequenting the vendors is infectious with its own vitality. We bought something there that we cannot find at home: a really excellent Black Currant cordial that one of the local vendor's featured. Looking at the wide range of ethnic foods on sale there gave an appreciation for how diverse Vancouver really is. While the theater itself is a beauty, don't overlook all the activity taking place on its plaza. Flowers, fruit, prepared food, a food truck, and much more can be found here.
Written 3 August 2019
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BigRivers
Victoria, Canada133 contributions
Very disappointing venue
Apr 2019 • Couples
Went for the Shen Yun show which was disappointing due to it's political/religious overtones. The big disappointedment was people arrived late throughout the first hour of the show and stood in front of our seats blocking the view of the show. poor crowd management for sure, and many patrons were more concerned with stocking up on drinks and goodies then watching the show. Will never..repeat never go to this venue again.
Written 2 April 2019
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