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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 26 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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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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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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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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts is a first-class venue. We saw the live production of Oh What a Night, based on Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The seating is easy to convenient, and all the seats are excellent, with open view of the stage. The sound quality is exceptional. The foyer is large and open, and we... More

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

McCallum never disappoints. they offer top notch entertainment in an intimate setting. About 1,000 seats and there's not a bad seat in the house. Saw a Queen tribute band a few months ago with some friends. We were on our feet dancing most of the time!

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