Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Built in 1959 as part of an international design competition, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre is now home to Vancouver Opera and Ballet British Columbia. Since 1996, Vancouver Civic Theatres has committed to a long range strategy for the restoration, rehabilitation and renovation of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in order to enhance the theatre’s production capabilities, acoustic performance, audience comfort and enjoyment, life-safety features and positioning in a competitive market.

Proscenium has worked closely with the facility’s staff and users over the years to upgrade the theatre, remaining sensitive to the heritage classification of the building while bringing the theatre up to date for contemporary use. The phases of work have included acoustic improvements, replacement of the audience chamber ceiling, upgrades of the lobby, bars, entrances and plaza.

Scott Massey (Plaza)
CLIENT: City of Vancouver/Vancouver Civic Theatres
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC
SIZE: 95,000 ft² existing building (2,781 seats)


2011 Canadian Consulting Engineer Award of Excellence
2011 City of Vancouver Heritage Award
2010 Heritage BC Award of Honour
2003 Vancouver Heritage Award
2001 Lieutenant Governor Award of Merit
2000 IDI BC Award of Excellence