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Shadowbox Live

503 South Front St., Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 265-7625
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Ranked #19 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went on November 9 and didn't know what to expect. I was captivated! Whether you are an arts aficionado or not, you will find this to be a totally original, unique experience. They take works of art from the Columbus Museum of Art and explain their meanings though original music and dance. This show would make a bundle of... More

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Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We frequent the Shadowbox. The live band, BillWho, rocks it out. The sketches can be of adult nature as can the language, this is not for the closed minded, rather a great time relatively inexpensive and it the best few hours you'll spend with either your special one, or with a group since the tables seat 8. Parking was good,... More

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Galion, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I am sure that am probably in the minority regarding my experience at Shadowbox Live based on other reviews. The introduction, show and other parts of the experience were frankly “crass.” It could be that I’m just not into the type of approach and humor used at the Shadowbox Live. I think the actors and singers had a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

High quality show for low price, also great beer. Very good place to go with friends to hang out and gave a good time. Mix of music and comedy

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Morning View
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were in town for a surprise party which was at The Shadowbox. Not sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised and had the best time! All of the actors/musicians also wait on your table for food/drinks, so we got to meet one of them as we ordered food, and she was so great about telling us all... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The play/show was great, but skip the food and alcohol, it's awful, overpriced, and a total racket. The performers are really good, they're trying to get started as actors, but seriously skip the consumables.....

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I first attended Shadowbox shows when they were a small theater troupe off Spring St. I loved the shows, and I was always anxious for the next show they produced. I was in my 30s and I enjoyed their material and talent. The actors work as the wait staff before, during, and at the end of the show. I haven't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

If you go there and don't have a great time then check your pulse because the is the next best thing to New York City entertainment ! I have been there many times and it is awesome. On top of that what they do for kids who are interested in the Arts is awesome. My partner and I tip our... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You really have to be an uptight person not to have fun and laughs at Shadow box live......The service and food was great.....Great attitudes.....service and talent you wouldn't believe....I needed to have some laughter around me after all I've been through these past few years and last night was soooooo good for me......I will be back and have told all... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I'm surprised this place gets so many positive reviews. I've been there several times and was bored every time. I have yet to meet anyone who likes Shadowbox, but it was pretty full every time I went and it's been in business for years. It seems like this is a "love it or hate it" kind of show.

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