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Orpheum Theater

203 West Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Central City)
602 534 5600
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Ranked #10 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Woodbridge, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Was there for a graduation in June. Beautiful theater! The space is not the largest, but if you have a small graduation, then it is perfect!

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Phoenix, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

From an age when Phoenix was literally rising in the desert in the 1920s, the Orpheum theater was and still is a community focal point. The interior lobby speaks of a time before television when entertainment was a special occasion. We live in the nearby Historical District and frequent this venue in much the same way as the first occupants... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

the place was built in 1929 and totally restored about ten years ago. good acoustics and a great place to see a play

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great theater. So glad they have preserved and maintained it. It is beautiful. The acoustics are great and I have always enjoyed every musical or theatrical production I have seen there. It is on the bus line and easily accessible by a short walk from the train.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This theater was saved as an historic landmark, and once inside it is obvious why. The inside of the theater is painted to resemble the outdoors complete with stars in the night sky. I don't know that there are a lot of regular performances in the theater so visitors would have to check on that. I have performed in the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited the Orpheum for a presentation by the Theatre Organ Society which was so interesting. They have this incredible organ that is a pipe organ used during the 20's in the theatre when they showed silent movies. Also did a backstage tour. The theatre is beautiful and represents baroque, roman as well as art deco features.

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conway, ar
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went to see a production of The West Side Story, which in and of itself was incredible, but the beauty of this property would have been worth the price of admission just to see it. It is a must see while in Phoenix. Located in downtown Phoenix it was easy to find, has a parking garage right next door... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A hidden and little know gem in downtown Phoenix! This theater is beautiful and as you enter you immediately step back in time. The history of being built in the 20s, bought in the 60s, in disrepair until bought by the City in the 80s/90s...it's fantastic. Yes it is old, yes the seats are old, but that is the charm... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went here to see their version of Scrooge and were quite pleased. The building is a restoration of a very old theater and was done perfectly. Close to the stage, no bad seats and great acoustics. We've been here before and always have a good time,

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

The Orpheum Theatre was originally used for vaudeville. It can seat 1364 people. It has great accommodations for wheelchairs? The Orpheum was purchased by the City of Phoenix after there was the threat of tearing down this stately building. After 12 years, $14 million and an incredible amount of perseverance, the historic Orpheum Theatre has been renovated for 'adaptive reuse'.... More

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