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The Orpheum’s 90th Anniversary: Win Tickets


Monday, November 13th, 2017 — 3:35pm PST
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The historic Orpheum Theatre is celebrating 90 years in style with a 1927 themed party hosted by Bill Richardson & Maestro Bramwell. Presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres (“VCT”) in partnership with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (“VSO”), guests will experience live entertainment honouring the Orpheum’s beginnings, including a taste of vaudeville from local acts and silent film classics accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer and grand piano.

The Orpheum’s 90th Anniversary

Where: The Orpheum (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
When: Friday, November 24, 2017 doors at 6:30pm
Tickets: $19.27 (a nod to the theatre’s opening year) and are available online now

Masters of Ceremonies, author and former CBC radio host Bill Richardson and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Maestro Bramwell Tovey, will paint a picture of the Orpheum’s history, and set the stage for guests to party like it’s 1927.


1929 – VPL Accession Number: 11035. Photographer: Leonard Frank.

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Walk the red carpet in your 1920s attire.

7:30pm to 8:30pm
A tribute to the Orpheum’s silent film and vaudeville days.

  • Disney’s 1928 silent animated film, Steamboat Willie accompanied by the Michael Dirk on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ
  • Vaudevillian performances including tap dance, circus, and an excerpt for the musical Ragtime, all presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres 2017 Underutilized Spaces grant recipients
  • Buster Keaton’s classic silent film, The Blacksmith, accompanied by Maestro Bramwell Tovey on the piano

8:30pm to 10:00pm
Three cheers for the end of prohibition! Have a slice of birthday cake, imbibe in 1920s inspired provisions, practice the Charleston to our live brass band, and head over to our photo booth to capture the moment.

Practice the Charleston to a live brass band, and head to the photo booth to capture the moment. Attendees are encouraged to dress-up for a 1920s red carpet entry; prizes awarded for best costumes. Party with friends, or make it a date night to remember!

Win Tickets

I have two pairs of tickets for the celebration to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, November 20, 2017.

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Update The winner is Tara!

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64 comments

  1. Kevin says:

    Love the Orpheum theatre. Would be great to go to the party.

  2. Kim C says:

    Sounds like fun!

  3. rob guzyk says:

    Took the kids there last year for Raiders last November. We had a blast!

  4. Christina says:

    Would love to go back after many, many years. High school graduation.

  5. Laura M. says:

    One of my favourite decades! Sounds wonderful.

  6. David Magallon says:

    My favourite venue in Vancouver. Happy birthday Orpheum!

  7. Mydhili Furtafo says:

    Oh, was there for an event recently and seen many stuff there including Mama Mia. Would love to be there at this historic event.

  8. Cadi says:

    Love the 20’s, The Orpheum and THIS will be so FUN!

  9. Caroline L. says:

    Whoa. This sounds like a fun! It’d be pretty cool to see everyone dressed up at this event.

  10. Chelsea says:

    Would love to win this!

  11. Teresa says:

    Sounds like a great evening

  12. Mark says:

    Looks great!

  13. Catherine Evashuk says:

    I love the Orpheum and especially when it has special events for Vancouverites

  14. Luisa Ramirez says:

    Good luck!

  15. wen says:

    Getting ready to be dressed-up for a 1920s red carpet entry!! Thanks!

  16. Thomas says:

    Orpheum happy bday!

  17. Gord says:

    Sounds like fun!

  18. Sue says:

    This would be so fun!

  19. Stephanie says:

    Omg this looks so cool!

  20. Tara says:

    Sounds like the cat’s pyjamas. I’d love to go!

  21. Rob says:

    This would be fun!

  22. Trish L. says:

    This sounds like a fun event to attend and enjoy! Hope to win☺

  23. Stephanie says:

    Sounds like a wonderful event

  24. Stotes says:

    This sounds like a great time!

  25. Stella Panagiotidis says:

    Would love to take my bestie who will be visiting from out of town!

  26. Andrea says:

    This sounds like a blast!

  27. Lindsay C says:

    I love an excuse to wear a glittery headband and lots of sparkle!

  28. Michelle Iaconis says:

    Sounds like an amazing evening. We love the Orpheum Theatre. 💜 Thanks.

  29. Jason B says:

    I have never been in the Orpheum…would love to see it.

  30. Kitty Liu says:

    I have always wanted to check the Orpheum out. The interior looks amazing!

  31. ariel c says:

    sounds like a fun party!

  32. adam says:

    would be a fun date night

  33. Diana Pringle says:

    Happy Birthday Orpheum theatre!! Want a fun night this would be!

  34. connie wright says:

    Let’s do a time-wrap and enjoy the past!

  35. Shelley says:

    Sounds like an awesome party!

  36. Sheila says:

    Would love to go!

  37. MEI LING LIU says:

    i would love to win thanks

  38. Linda says:

    This sounds like crazy good fun!

  39. Sean says:

    That would be fun!

  40. Stephanie Kalenda says:

    A party would be swell..Chute, chute!

  41. Jessica Tan says:

    Sounds really neat!

  42. Rachel says:

    sounds like a party!

  43. Nancy M says:

    Happy birthday! Very elegant place – would love to go.

  44. Nancy M says:

    Would love to attend – such an elegant venue.

  45. Dawnda Laris Joseph says:

    i’m from the squamish nation and would proudly wear my traditional regalia to this event! 😀 please pick me! huy chexw aa!

  46. Ian says:

    It like a time machine.

  47. Behzad says:

    This should be fun

  48. Aindrea says:

    Music to my ears!!!

  49. nadine froese says:

    Roaring 20s Gala Party and celebration for amazing Orpheum Theater having its 90th Birthday. I Would absolutely love love love to be there with my friend..please please.. por favor s’il vous plait..much gratitude Thank you, merci, gracious..😀

  50. Sabrina C says:

    Sounds like a fabulous way to spend a winter Friday night! Hopefully I’ll win this contest

  51. Chad Nehring says:

    Cool!

  52. Tammy says:

    Beautiful event!

  53. Becky f says:

    Yes please

  54. Patricia says:

    It would be a wonderful night out on the town basking in Vancouver’s history! 😊

  55. Steven S says:

    One entry please

  56. Darlene Padlesky says:

    Would love to be able to go. Thank you!

  57. Jeff Grierson says:

    Wicked. I wanna win

  58. Candace says:

    I have my flapper dress complete with pearls and elbow length gloves all ready to wear!

  59. Sara says:

    Sounds like a great party! Would love to go! 🙂

  60. Marianne says:

    A great flapper ’20s party!!!

  61. Béene says:

    Just booked tickets to a VSO performance at the Orpheum for the following night, but this sounds like a great event!

  62. bonnie lam says:

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggiez.

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