Perhaps one of the best theatres in all of Vancouver, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre embodies the luxury, drama, and elegance of the visual arts. Opened in 1959, the theatre was named after Queen Elizabeth II who attended a concert during its opening season. Its awe-inspiring decor, beautifully crafted design, and modern additions are what make it a must-see attraction in Vancouver. In the auditorium, broad columns highlight the stage and dramatic crimson seats display the elegance of a night out at the theatre. In the atrium, staircases and chandeliers encompass the elegant design of the theatre.
There are three salons located at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which can hold up to 200 people. In addition to shows, the theatre has been used to host conferences, receptions, and other events. There is also an art gallery located within the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, exhibiting works from emerging local artists.
Operas, musical performances, and Broadway shows are frequent productions held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Additionally, it is the location for shows by Ballet BC. Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office, which opens two hours before events. Doors open one hour before events, with the art gallery available for viewing. Want to beat the line? You can pre-order intermission drinks and snacks online.
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