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Palace Theater

34 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
614-469-1331
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Ranked #33 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Type: Theaters
Description: An historic theater found in the center of the city.
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Westerville, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Decor could use some updating, seating is a bit uncomfortable...it depends on how badly you want to see the performance at the palace whether its worth it or not.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This theater has a variety of productions but it is primarily used for the Broadway Series. The décor is very close, if not the same, as the original décor from it's hay-day, i.e., rugs, wall paper, etc. You can always tell when someone is there for the first time because they are checking out all aspects of the theater.

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Columbus, Georgia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
68 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

If you've never been, you'll enjoy your first time. It's been around forever, but they've done a nice job keeping it up to date. The problem is with seat locations. Simply, too many bad seats, either because of sight lines or sound. If you're reserving seats online, go for the middle of the first floor, and pay what you need... More

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Sawyer Michigan
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169 reviews 169 reviews
57 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Great theater. Kept up well after so many years. Close to restaurants and the shows are normally reasonable priced compared to bid cities. Doubletree and Marriot and Hampton and Hilton and Hyatt are all close by if you want to make a weekend of visiting.

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Dublin, OH
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Palace is a gem of a theater in Columbus. While not a huge venue, it is a very nice size and provides good sound/acoustics for the music being performed there. I particularly like the renovations that have kept it looking in many ways like it did in the past - just beautiful!

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Columbus, ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Had a great experience here. Very clean and loved the Lord of the Dance show we saw. I will always remember that.

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Columbus, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
73 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Have attended quite a few traveling Broadway plays at this theater. Lovely theater and not too large. Decent views from all points in the balcony. Lots of parking available in nearby parking garages. Restrooms become very crowded at intermission, so try to come with an empty bladder, or beat the rush as soon as intermission begins, but good luck with... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Columbus has several restored theaters. The Palace is in the first levels of the Lincoln Levec tower that is the skyscraper that looks like the Empire State Building! If you have a chance to attend a performance at the palace, the show will be an afterthought, because the decor of this lovely theater will steal the show!

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Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

everything about this place is amazing, the architecture, the seating, the sound, it reminds me of my youth when there were no multi screen cinemas, the film festivals are wonderful and the live performances are always grand

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

As an out-of-town visitor who attended a concert at the Palace Theater recently for the first time it was a pleasant experience and wonderful to see that an old theater such as this one has been preserved and maintained. This is a unique attribute for Columbus and I hope the theater will be around for many years to come. The... More

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