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Address: 34 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-469-1331
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: An historic theater found in the center of the city.

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Excellent Venue!!! Prohibition mentality even toward old folk though.

Pulled into the Palace 4/24/15 for the John Prine/Leo Kottke concert. I went for Leo (who was, as always, excellent) and ended up staying for John. I am now a devout Prine fan as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Columbus, Oh
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Columbus, Oh
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104 reviews 104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Pulled into the Palace 4/24/15 for the John Prine/Leo Kottke concert. I went for Leo (who was, as always, excellent) and ended up staying for John. I am now a devout Prine fan as well. The Palace is a beautifully restored old theatre in down town Columbus. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I was on the middle aisle on the main floor... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beautiful, intimate. If you like to be closer to the stage this is the theater for you. Convenient parking. There is not much around by way of restaurants.

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Saw Mama Mia with friends recently and it was an enjoyable evening. The Palace Theater is still one of the best locations to see a play, concert or musical. The acoustics are wonderful and honestly amplification isn't needed. The staff was friendly and helpful as always. Mama Mia was enjoyable, not a big ABBA fan but I was surprised with... More 

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have attended many events at the Palace Theater and found it to be a great location. The smaller size of the theater provides a more up close and personal experience.

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United States
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166 reviews 166 reviews
51 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been to many beautiful and not so beautiful theaters but this place gets the prize for Most Uncomfortable... First off we are not large people, I'm 5'5" and 150lbs, my seat was squeezing my backside and my knees were just barely touching the back of the seat in front of me, I had flats on by the way.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We saw a concert here, and the vibe was very different from your typical rock show. Aside from the music, it was much like seeing a show on Broadway. They *do* serve drinks, from Irish coffee to beer, but the lines are absurd and prices a bit much. Terrible place for getting trashed during a show... this made a great... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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310 reviews 310 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Great place to see a show. Very nicely restored theater conveniently located in downtown columbus. Have seen many traveling shows as well as concerts there. God venue for both

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Montville, New Jersey
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429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Opening in 1926, the Palace theater with it's 2,827seating capacity was a grand lady in the 30s,40s and 50s. First designed for Vaudeville, it has exceptional acoustics which was required before the age of amplification. A red carpet grand entrance staircase, magnificent chandelier, murals and hall of autographed pictures speak to that splendid age. I'm 6'1" tall and the seating... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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