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Orpheum Theater

203 West Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Central City)
602 534 5600
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Ranked #9 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
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Mesa, AZ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The design makes it seem that you are outdoors surrounded by a European neighborhood - at least that is how I envision it. We attended the Phoenix Children's Choir performance. The acoustics were verey good and the seats were comfortable.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very beautiful Art Deco venue. We always enjoy the performances there, as the theater is not huge, and the acoustics are good.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

For anyone who appreciates art deco and the era of the great movie theaters, this one is not to be missed. I take every opportunity, as a local, to attend performances in this venue, be they opera or ballet..

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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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
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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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6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Mesa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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