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Orpheum Theater

842 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014 (Westside)
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Ranked #108 of 391 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Theaters
Description: Elaborate French Renaissance theater dating back to 1926.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Valencia, Ca.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Laguna Hills, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Acoustics are fantastic and the decor will blow your mind. Wish all venues were this cool. Go early and have a drink at the Broadway Bar or Golden Gopher.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Step back in time when you enter the theater beautiful from top to bottom. If you get a chance to enjoy a show there check out the ornate ceiling and beautiful architecture.

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The inside is very nice, clean and comfortable. Surrounding area wasn't too bad. There was plenty of affordable parking and very little panhandling.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We love the Orpheum! Just wish they had more concerts here. Sure its old, could use some sprucing up, and larger bars. But we have such a fun time here. And the architecture is amazing!

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Irvine, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

3/6/13. THIS IS ABOUT THE VENUE AND HOW THE EMPLOYEES TREAT THEIR PAYING GUESTS. (HINT-NOT WELL) Looks like they haven’t finished the renovations in the women's bathroom downstairs, and that was the highlight of my evening tonight at the Orpheum. The show started after 8, I left there at 9 and I got home well before 10PM as I write... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
154 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I've seen this grand theater from the street before but never had been inside. We attended the Alice Cooper concert here and was in awe of the architecture. Such a beautiful place full of history. There isn't a bad seat in the theater and the staff is extremely friendly. Drinks are a little pricey but what theater or arena has... More

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Los Angeles, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

If you have the chance to see a show here, don't miss it. You'll recognize the theater from many movie scenes (The Artist being the most recent). It is just beautiful. For the performance we saw, we were able to enjoy a glass of wine at our seats (they have cup holders :-). If you appreciate old architecture, or ornate... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We saw Eric Idle's "What About Dick?" and it was great! What a gorgeous theater! My only complaint was that at the basement bar there was only one bartender and a line at least 30 people deep (that's the only reason it doesn't get a 5/5). He probably could have used some help. The drink prices were very reasonable, as... More

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