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Palace Theater

34 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #36 of 76 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Theaters
Description: An historic theater found in the center of the city.
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Columbus, Ohio
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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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253 helpful votes 253 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
88 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
58 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 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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