Queen Elizabeth Theatre

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This article is about the performing arts venue in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. For the performing arts venue in Toronto, see Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Toronto).
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Along with the Orpheum and the Vancouver Playhouse, it is one of three facilities operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres Department (the Playhouse adjoins the QE Theatre in the same complex).[1] It is named after the current Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Formerly the home of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which is now based at the Orpheum, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is the home of the Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC, in addition to hosting various other musical events year-round. The theatre has a 70' wide x 40' deep (21.34m x 12.19m) stage / performing area. The building holds two venues: the 2,929 seat main auditorium and the 668 seat Playhouse Theatre.

The theatre was the first project by the Montreal-based architectural partnership Affleck, Desbarats, Dimakopoulos, Lebensold, Sise.[2] It opened in July, 1959.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultural Services, Civic Theatres". City of Vancouver. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Gooch, Bryan N.S. "Queen Elizabeth Theatre". The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Historica Dominion Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Broadway Across Canada - Vancouver. Retrieved 2013-12-11

Coordinates: 49°16′48″N 123°06′46″W / 49.280138°N 123.112761°W / 49.280138; -123.112761