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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Phone Number: 877-677-4386
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Elaborate French Renaissance theater dating back to 1926.

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Unique & Beautiful Venue

Kind of in a shady area that I guess has been up scaled. We parked up the street one block and walked to the theater. Beautiful inside and awesome acoustics.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
bertram31
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seal beach,ca

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seal beach,ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Kind of in a shady area that I guess has been up scaled. We parked up the street one block and walked to the theater. Beautiful inside and awesome acoustics.

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Thank bertram31
Escondido, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Orpheum Theater is a famous old theater and is a beautiful building inside and out, but to get there was scary. It was in a crappy part of old downtown Los Angles although everyone said it was the “hipster” part of town (it smelled like piss and greasy tacos, no real restaurants around to eat at, etc.). Know the... More 

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Thank CindyRichie
San Clemente, California
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139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Saw Opeth for their 25th anniversary show and it was awesome. Venue was great had beer and snacks for sale. Parking was easy at one of the lots right next door. Would come back if another great band is in town playing here

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Thank Dooz85
Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For being such an old venue, the sound was fantastic. Great location. Easy to find. Great parking available.

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Thank CarlaStone
Fontana, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have been a Celtic Thunder fan for years now, when I heard they were coming to LA I had to get tickets. As I walked into the theater with my mom and younger cousin we were in awe of the beauty of the theater. The ceilings were beautiful and lighting was terrific. However, the seats were a little to... More 

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Thank Mafprincess
Norwalk, California
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Have watched Celtic Thunder on PBS for a few years, but nothing could have prepared us for the group actually performing live on stage - they were great! The opening drums set the stage and it only gets better after that. The instrumentals and backup performers all did their part and really help make the show what it is -... More 

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Aylesbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Was lucky to have a seat for the Annie Lennox PBS Recording in January. The theatre had been in blackout since Xmas, but was brought back to life beautifully for this extraordinary concert. Seats were comfortable, acoustics were good, not great. The theatre is however beautiful. Queues for drinks were too long at the interval, but quite honestly when aren't... More 

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2 Thank Steve_G_1970
Los Angeles, California
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318 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Orpheum is an amazing old theater from the early days of Los Angeles. You wouldn't expect how ornate and fancy it is inside by the look of it on the outside. We lived almost across the street from the Orpheum for a year and it was so great that we were able to see a couple shows there. There's... More 

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Thank Todd H
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My first venture into LA was to this historic theater to watch my favorite band perform an evening with Dream Theater, and I was not disappointed at all. While I know not much of the history of this location I honestly spent the time of the opening doors to the beginning of the show exploring the details of the theater.... More 

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1 Thank Danimal3474
Valencia, Ca.
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The theater is beautiful, you can’t get a bad seat, and the sound is excellent the only down side is they only take cash! So if you want anything to eat or drink bring cash because they don’t take credit or debit cards

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