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Commodore Ballroom History

Since 1929, the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia, has hosted its share of milestone events, from graduations to musical luminaries.

George Conrad Reifel built the original Commodore Cabaret at the request of his wife, Alma, who believed community members needed somewhere else to go for entertainment besides the overcrowded Hotel Vancouver ballroom. The location picked out was the Granville Street site of the Commodore Cafe. Since 1924, the cafe had served as the home to a small restaurant.

The Commodore was modeled after a ballroom design in Britain and was designed by H.H. Gillingham, a Vancouver-area architect. Unfortunately, Gillingham passed away just after the plans came to fruition for the Commodore, so his son Bruce, stepped in to complete the project.

The venue was - and remains to this day - a remarkable example of the art deco style trendy at the time.

From the design to the need for the venue in the community, conditions for this type of venue seemed ripe. But as timing would have it, it's opening on December 3, 1929, came in the shadows of the stock market collapse. Sadly, the venue closed after only four months. But the Dirty Thirties didn't discourage managing directors Nick Kogas and Johnny Dillias. The room was reopened in late 1930. Their recipe for success was to serve up dinner and dancing Saturday nights with a cover of $1 per person. For the remainder of the week, they rented the room out for special events, company parties, private social events and more!

It wasn't long after that the Commodore became the hot spot for Vancouver's elite. Having the standing for the best dance floor in town, all of Vancouver's large events were hosted at the Commodore.

For more than three decades, the Commodore depended on a very inventive blend of house bands, talented acts and room rentals to maintain its first-class reputation in Vancouver.

In 1996, the Commodore closed its doors, and for three years, the club sat empty. But in 1999, the Commodore not only reopened with a renovated new look but also opened with a new focus on live music. The Commodore rekindled the live-music scene and hasn't looked back.


Commodore Ballroom Events Hosted

Since its inception in 1929, the Commodore Ballroom has hosted world-class house bands and entertainers. In the era of big bands and 12-14-piece orchestras, the Commodore presented acts like Bob Lyon, Ole Olsen & His Commodores, Don Flynne, Charlie Paulette, Doug Kitk, Len Chamberlain, Matt Kenney, George Calangis, George Burns, Count Basie, The Dorsey Brothers, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Rudy Vallee and Sammy Davis Jr.

Keeping with the high standards established over 80 years ago, the Commodore Ballroom still accommodates top-notch acts like the Shins, the Pixies, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Tragically Hip, James Brown, U2, Weezer, The Police, Pearl Jam, Tina Tuner, KISS, Kid Rock, Metric, The Bacardi Boohaha, AFI, Iron and Wine, Mac Miller, Hollerado and The Zolas, Shaggy, Said the Whale, Steel Panther, Reverend Horton Heat and more!

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Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia, is not only known for its friendly people, picturesque views and mild climate, but it's also recognized for hosting many global events and conferences, including the 2010 Paralympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Additionally, the arts assume a tremendous role in Vancouver's culture. Vancouver is home to many programs and cultural activities. From book clubs to ballroom dancing to arts and cultural centers, Vancouver supports a rich and diverse cultural experience.


Commodore Ballroom Seating Layout

Despite its shares of ups and downs since it was established in 1929, the historical Commodore Ballroom stands as one of Vancouver's favorite places for entertainment.

The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver has the capability to host nearly 1,000 guests in the general-admission ballroom.

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Commodore Ballroom Trivia

Did you know that the Commodore Ballroom was not just known for its stellar entertainment? That's right it was also recognized for its sprung dance floor, comprised of horsehair lining. The horsehair lining served to absorb some of the impact of dancing feet. The floor was a rarity at the time it was installed with only a few venues on the planet having a similar floor.

To experience the rich history of the Commodore Ballroom, you need to plan a trip there yourself. If the walls of the Commodore could talk, it would certainly have a number of interesting stories to share!

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Thu
24 Apr
Bombay Bicycle Club Tickets (19+ Event) Apr 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
25 Apr
Franz Ferdinand Tickets (19+ Event) Apr 25, 2014 9:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
30 Apr
Pennywise Tickets (19+ Event) Apr 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
01 May
The Glitch Mob Tickets (19+ Event) May 01, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
02 May
Ingrid Michaelson Tickets (19+ Event) May 02, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
03 May
Zeds Dead Tickets (19+ Event) May 03, 2014 9:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
09 May
Kill The Noise and Mat Zo Tickets May 09, 2014 9:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
10 May
Current Swell Tickets (19+ Event) May 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
16 May
Tritonal with Paris Blohm Tickets (19+ Event) May 16, 2014 9:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Sun
18 May
Cedric Gervais Tickets (19+ Event) May 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
21 May
Iggy Azalea Tickets (19+ Event) May 21, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
22 May
Die Antwoord Tickets (19+ Event) May 22, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
23 May
Elbow Tickets (19+ Event) May 23, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
28 May
Band of Skulls Tickets (19+ Event) May 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
30 May
Tracy Morgan Tickets (19+ Event) May 30, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
31 May
Myles Goodwyn Tickets (19+ Event) May 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
07 Jun
Five Alarm Funk Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 07, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Tue
10 Jun
Timber Timbre Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 10, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
11 Jun
Logic Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 11, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
14 Jun
Gareth Emery Tickets (19 + over) Jun 14, 2014 9:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
9:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
25 Jun
Fitz and the Tantrums Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 25, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
26 Jun
Devo Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
28 Jun
Nazareth Tickets (19+ Event) Jun 28, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
04 Jul
Rhye Tickets (19+ Event) Jul 04, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
31 Jul
Josh Ritter Tickets (19+ Event) Jul 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
11 Oct
54-40 (19+ Event) Tickets Oct 11, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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