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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.

To find more venue details, all you need to do is click right here on StubHub. StubHub offers the most up-to-date information when it comes to seating layouts, directions and more!


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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Fri
29 Aug
The Afghan Whigs Tickets (19+ Event) Aug 29, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
30 Aug
Chuckie Tickets (19+ Event) Aug 30, 2014 9:00 PM
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Fri
05 Sep
Myon and Shane 54 Tickets Sep 05, 2014 9:00 PM
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9:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
06 Sep
Art Bergmann with The Courtneys Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 06, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
11 Sep
Tech N9ne Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 11, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
12 Sep
Hilltop Hoods Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 12, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
13 Sep
Airbourne Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 13, 2014 8:00 PM
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Mon
15 Sep
Interpol Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 15, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Tue
16 Sep
Kaiser Chiefs Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 16, 2014 9:30 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
9:30 p.m. PDT
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Thu
18 Sep
La Roux Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 18, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
19 Sep
Temples Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 19, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Mon
22 Sep
Chet Faker Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 22, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
25 Sep
Big Wreck Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 25, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
26 Sep
Big Wreck Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 26, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Mon
29 Sep
Dropkick Murphys Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 29, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Tue
30 Sep
Dropkick Murphys Tickets (19+ Event) Sep 30, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
01 Oct
Amon Amarth Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 01, 2014 7:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Sun
05 Oct
Lily Allen Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 05, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
08 Oct
The Constantines Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 08, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
09 Oct
DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 09, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
10 Oct
Baauer and Boys Noize Tickets Oct 10, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
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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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Wed
15 Oct
Banks The Goddess Tour Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 15, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Sat
18 Oct
Sloan Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 18, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Mon
20 Oct
Hozier Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 20, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
22 Oct
Kodaline Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 22, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Thu
23 Oct
The Rural Alberta Advantage Tickets Oct 23, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Fri
24 Oct
The Airborne Toxic Event Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 24, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Sun
26 Oct
The Kills Tickets Oct 26, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Wed
29 Oct
Boy and Bear Tickets (19+ Event) Oct 29, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PDT
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Sun
02 Nov
St. Lucia Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 02, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
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Mon
03 Nov
Slowdive Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 03, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
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Tue
04 Nov
Deltron 3030 Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 04, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
8:00 p.m. PST
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Thu
06 Nov
Arch Enemy Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 06, 2014 7:00 PM
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Fri
07 Nov
The Smalls Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 07, 2014 8:00 PM
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Wed
12 Nov
Julian Casablancas Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 12, 2014 8:00 PM
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Fri
14 Nov
Gwar Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 14, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PST
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Sat
15 Nov
Tokyo Police Club Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 15, 2014 8:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
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Sun
16 Nov
Vance Joy Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 16, 2014 8:00 PM
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Mon
17 Nov
FKA Twigs Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 17, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
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Tue
18 Nov
Animals as Leaders and Devin Townsend Project Tickets (19+ Event) Nov 18, 2014 7:00 PM
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Vancouver, BC
7:00 p.m. PST
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Wed
19 Nov
Flying Lotus Tickets Nov 19, 2014 8:00 PM
Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC
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