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Orpheum Theater

203 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
901-525-7800
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Ranked #10 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Description: Beautiful theater holds musical and stage performances.
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We bought tickets for Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (excellent as well by the way) at an auction in Little Rock. The theater was a wonderful experience. Great sound and beautiful surroundings. It is an older theater and is worn in spots, but was still a wonderful theater experience. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely consider coming over... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Memphis 3 weekends ago to see "War Horse." It was a great experience. We had a party of seven. Had ordered our tickets online a few weeks prior and left them at "will call." The lines at the will call and ticket purchase windows moved quickly. The attendants were friendly, knowledgeable and professional over the phone and... More

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Rogers, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This has the feel of ornate old-style theaters from mid-20th century with deep red curtains and gold ornamentation. Seating is good throughout with some basic food served at the snack bar, as well as wine in the foyer. We saw a performance by Ballet Memphis which was incredible, and held here due to the unique facilities provided (ample stage area... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The only reason it gets 4 stars instead of 5 is leg room. As this theater was rebuilt after a fire in 1928 at the corner of Main and Beale Streets , the populace was considerably shorter than in 2014. Biggest hint: if you decide to attend a play , concert or summer movie series there; sit in the Orchestra... More

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Mississippi
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41 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My wife and I went to see "War Horse" at the Orpheum with a bunch of friends. Our seats were on the lower level but way at the back, with only a couple of rows behind us. Although the production was great, we had a great deal of difficulty understanding the dialogue because of the actor accents (British, German). I... More

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Mississippi
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

So glad Memphis still has this beautiful, historical theater. Located in downtown Memphis, it is very conveniently located to many nice restaurants and fun establishments to visit while there.

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The beauty of the theatre is equaled by the wonderful sound and lighting. All performances I have seen hear were wonderful. Paid parking within a block, closest lot $20-behind the theatre $15 -parking garage to the back of the block $10- a lot on the side of the block $5. All an easy walk. Some seats have short leg room... More

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Carthage, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Was there to hear one of my favorite musicians. The sound was superb and I don't believe there is a bad seat in the house. Very intimate and the theater is truly gorgeous!

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Quincy, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place is amazing. Ornate, welcoming and acoustically outstanding. The finals of the International Blues Challenge are held hear and it is a great venue for any production. A must do must see in Memphis.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I love and appreciate history, but if I am paying for a performance, I would like to be a little more comfortable. I think the seating really needs to be updated in this place. I don't think this would take away from the integrity of the building itself. While I will continue to go to shows at the Orpheum, I... More

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