The Orpheum’s 90th Anniversary: Win Tickets

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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  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KevinMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 3:49pm PST

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

  2. Kim CMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 6:17pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  3. rob guzykMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:43pm PST

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

  4. ChristinaMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:44pm PST

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

  5. Laura M.Monday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:44pm PST

    One of my favourite decades! Sounds wonderful.

  6. EileenMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:44pm PST


  7. David MagallonMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:46pm PST

    My favourite venue in Vancouver. Happy birthday Orpheum!

  8. Mydhili FurtafoMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:46pm PST

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

  9. CadiMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 7:49pm PST

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

  10. Caroline L.Monday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:07pm PST

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

  11. ChelseaMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:08pm PST

    Would love to win this!

  12. TeresaMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:13pm PST

    Sounds like a great evening

  13. MarkMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:20pm PST

    Looks great!

  14. Catherine EvashukMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:33pm PST

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

  15. Luisa RamirezMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:36pm PST

    Good luck!

  16. wenMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:47pm PST

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

  17. ThomasMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 8:49pm PST

    Orpheum happy bday!

  18. GordMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 9:18pm PST

    Sounds like fun!

  19. SueMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 9:47pm PST

    This would be so fun!

  20. StephanieMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 10:22pm PST

    Omg this looks so cool!

  21. TaraMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 11:04pm PST

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

  22. RobMonday, November 13th, 2017 — 11:05pm PST

    This would be fun!

  23. Trish L.Monday, November 13th, 2017 — 11:52pm PST

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

  24. StephanieTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 5:51am PST

    Sounds like a wonderful event

  25. StotesTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 7:10am PST

    This sounds like a great time!

  26. Stella PanagiotidisTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 8:16am PST

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

  27. AndreaTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 8:58am PST

    This sounds like a blast!

  28. Lindsay CTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 9:05am PST

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

  29. Michelle IaconisTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 9:50am PST

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

  30. Jason BTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 10:16am PST

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

  31. Kitty LiuTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 10:38am PST

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

  32. daneTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 10:48am PST


  33. ariel cTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 10:57am PST

    sounds like a fun party!

  34. adamTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 11:00am PST

    would be a fun date night

  35. Diana PringleTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 2:08pm PST

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

  36. connie wrightTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 3:04pm PST

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

  37. ShelleyTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 6:28pm PST

    Sounds like an awesome party!

  38. SheilaTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 10:12pm PST

    Would love to go!

  39. MEI LING LIUTuesday, November 14th, 2017 — 11:11pm PST

    i would love to win thanks

  40. LindaWednesday, November 15th, 2017 — 12:26am PST

    This sounds like crazy good fun!

  41. SeanWednesday, November 15th, 2017 — 7:51am PST

    That would be fun!

  42. Stephanie KalendaWednesday, November 15th, 2017 — 1:29pm PST

    A party would be swell..Chute, chute!

  43. Jessica TanWednesday, November 15th, 2017 — 6:11pm PST

    Sounds really neat!

  44. RachelThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 10:39am PST

    sounds like a party!

  45. Nancy MThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 8:40pm PST

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

  46. Nancy MThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 8:42pm PST

    Would love to attend – such an elegant venue.

  47. Dawnda Laris JosephThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 8:58pm PST

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

  48. IanThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 9:59pm PST

    It like a time machine.

  49. BehzadThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 10:21pm PST

    This should be fun

  50. AindreaThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 10:53pm PST

    Music to my ears!!!

  51. nadine froeseThursday, November 16th, 2017 — 11:23pm PST

    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..?

  52. Sabrina CFriday, November 17th, 2017 — 6:46am PST

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

  53. Chad NehringFriday, November 17th, 2017 — 11:32am PST


  54. TammyFriday, November 17th, 2017 — 12:55pm PST

    Beautiful event!

  55. Becky fFriday, November 17th, 2017 — 2:49pm PST

    Yes please

  56. PatriciaFriday, November 17th, 2017 — 3:09pm PST

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

  57. Steven SSaturday, November 18th, 2017 — 9:55am PST

    One entry please

  58. Darlene PadleskySaturday, November 18th, 2017 — 1:15pm PST

    Would love to be able to go. Thank you!

  59. Jeff GriersonSaturday, November 18th, 2017 — 1:32pm PST

    Wicked. I wanna win

  60. CandaceSunday, November 19th, 2017 — 9:54am PST

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

  61. SaraSunday, November 19th, 2017 — 5:17pm PST

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

  62. MarianneMonday, November 20th, 2017 — 1:43pm PST

    A great flapper ’20s party!!!

  63. BéeneMonday, November 20th, 2017 — 9:06pm PST

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

  64. bonnie lamWednesday, November 22nd, 2017 — 8:08am PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggiez.

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