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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

73-000 Fred Waring Drive, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Theaters
Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and... more » Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music. « less
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Palm Desert, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a fantastic entertainment venue. First class shows & presentations without having to travel to LA. Plenty of free parking, fabulous theater, & lots of variety.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Intimate and beautiful setting for the performance. It felt very authentic. Every performance is wonderful and inspiring!

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been going regularly to the McCallum for the past five years; they have a great variety of offerings at quite reasonable cost. I would like to see some staged plays, unless there's a reason they can't do these.

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Canmore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This theatre has to be one of the best we have attended anywhere in the world. The show they put on are great and the prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a beautiful small (about1200 seats) theater/concert hall. There is a great variety of entertainment available, including traveling musical theater, singers, orchestra concerts etc. They tend to sell out early but often tickets are available the night of the event at the box office.

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Palm Desert, California
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My friend surprised me to a performance by Chris Botti at the McCallum, but I have seen many others, George Benson, Steve Tyrell, etc, and all have been GREAT.....Not a bad seat in the house and glad we have such a venue in Palm Desert.

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california
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Lovely center for musicals but expensive to see a show. They have many good entertainers but even the less expensive seating is too costly compared to other venues.

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Indian Wells
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

the quality of the symphony orchestra and the sound was terrific the evening was magical and was not expected. The theatre was sold out. The air conditioning was up to high for May, many of us in or section thought it was too cold. The performances usually are high quality and value priced for the most of the performances.

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

great event center, great events throughout the year. really not a bad seat in the house....................................................

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PALM SPRINGS, CA
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15 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Really great space. Great acts and performers from all over--great variety and one of the nicest venues around!

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