First opened in 1959, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been one of the premier performing arts venues in the downtown Vancouver area. Owned and operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres Department, it was previously the home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has played host to numerous other events and performances over the years. Some of these include bands like Kansas, operas like Faust and shows like the VSO's Tea & Trumpets series. There's tons of fun to be had, so grab your Queen Elizabeth Theatre tickets today at StubHub.
What is the maximum occupancy at this venue?
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre's seating capacity is 3,433 split between its main auditorium and Playhouse Theatre. The main auditorium holds 2,765 seats and the Playhouse Theatre holds 668 seats.
Is the Queen Elizabeth Theatre wheelchair accessible?
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre makes several accommodations for wheelchair users, like handicapped parking spaces, which can be reserved up to a week in advance and a total of 16 wheelchair seats on the orchestra and mezzanine levels of the venue.
Are children allowed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre?
Children and people of all ages are welcome to attend shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. All children will need a valid ticket in order to gain entry into an event.
What kinds of food and drinks are available at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre?
The Vancouver Civic Theatres work with several local catering businesses to provide an assortment of food items for different events. For patrons going to a show, they will most often be able to order coffee and small snacks provided by Caff Umbria. Additionally, local craft beer and wine from vineyards across British Columbia is also sold in the venue. Outside food and drink should not be taken into the theatre.
Where can I park near the Queen Elizabeth Theatre?
The Queen Elizabeth Theatre has its own parkade located underneath the venue that's accessed via Cambie Street between West Georgia and Dunsmuir Streets. Spaces are limited, however, so you may also wish to take advantage of the several nearby parking lots and garages in the surrounding area.
Is this venue accessible by public transit?
The Translink Skytrain runs barely a block away from the venue while the Canada Line station lets out only five blocks away, making it easy to get to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre via public transit of your choice.
What other entertainment options do I have in the area?
Beyond the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, you could also choose to visit any of the other attractions nearby. The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame is a fantastic option for anyone looking to learn about the history of different local sports heroes. If you're looking to relax, both the Barefoot Oasis Foot Massage & Spa and the Smile Thai Wellness Spa can really take the edge off. Various walking tours of the city are also a fun option for tourists, some involving things like visiting local eateries as you explore.Back to Top
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