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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA
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A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety...

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.

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Excellent venue. Gem of the Valley

We recently took in a show at the theater for the first time and was very impressed. A comfortable, quaint setting. There is not a bad seat in the house. While we sat in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Colorado
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently took in a show at the theater for the first time and was very impressed. A comfortable, quaint setting. There is not a bad seat in the house. While we sat in the lower level area, our friends said the said thing about the balcony. We saw Pink Martini which was excellent. The Performing arts center has a... More 

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Bay Shore, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've seen this NY based group many times back east & they always entertain & amuse me. I was surprised to find them in the valley @ the same time as we were. Great performance venue & laughs galore. You can't miss drag ballet with international performers. Fun, fun, fun! And the McCallum is lovely! DOUBLE WINS.

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Pioneertown, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Riverdance performance yesterday. It was their 20th World Tour Performance. What a delight. And the audience was terrific.

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Thank Monika L
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw the Broadway musical Pippen and all 4 of us found it to be very strange--couldn't get a handle on the storyline and the ending was very weird. The acrobatics were the highlight, but would not spend the amount we did again on such a show.

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Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely theatre,great comfy seats and easy to park. Have attended several times,and have seen some great performers! I have sat right up front,and in the balcony,I have never been dissapointed with the seating. I have been so impressed, I have tickets for , Riverdance and The Jersey boys, coming up. I have attended twice as much this... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful, well laid out, McCallum Theatre, is a gem in our desert. A great variety of shows for all ages. Show times are usually out early (9pm ish), so good for a school night performances. Ample parking, several well stocked bars, excellent docents.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just saw the Peking Acrobats show and it was fabulous - our tickets were $37 each for orchestra, centre seats - where can you find a top show for that price for excellent seats. There are other shows running that we could not see - Pippin the musical is Broadway cast and has great reviews - also excellent ticket... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently moved to Palm Desert. The McCallum theater is approximately 1.5 miles from where I live. I pretty disappointed in the overall program of this theater. There are many casinos in this area and they have great acts... Tony Bennett for one. The McCallum gets Pippin for a week... in fact, most acts seen to be just a day,... More 

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Victoria, BC Canada
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157 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is a great venue that hosts a variety of many wonderful shows through out the year. We recently enjoyed The Ten Tenors "Home for the Holidays" concert. It was very entertaining and featured classic Christmas songs with a variety of other music. The McCallum Theatre is small and intimate, and the acoustics are great.

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Saw three shows there this past weekend. I would dare say not a bad seat in the house! The acoustics are great.

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