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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 2014
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
Description: Beautiful theater holds musical and stage performances.
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Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The Orpheum is a beautiful well kept historical theater in downtown Memphis. Went there for the Ultimate Elvis contest 2 nights and the sound was spot on. Seats are very close and tight but it adds to the ambiance of the theater. If I lived there I would definitely be a member to go see shows there.

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Harrah, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My husband, brother and sister-in-law and I had the opportunity to visit the Orpheum theater for the first time. When you are in downtown Memphis around the Beale Street area you never know what you are going to find when you enter a facility there. We were attending the semi-final competition round for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. I... More

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Middleville, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We watched the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists. It was an amazing show and difficult job for the judges as all 10 Elvis impersonators were fantastic. Great view from our mezzanie seats; however, D201 had a broken brace and the loose screw cut my leg. I showed this to the seat hostess and hope she'll contact maintenance to fix the seat.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Such a great theatre restored to the way it used to be. We seen Elvis: That's The Way It Is during Elvis Week which was excellent. The only suggestion is bigger seats.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I had heard that the Orpheum was a nice theater, but I didn't realize how opulent it really was until I visited myself. You feel like you step back in time to the gilded age of the robber barons. While the seats are sort of crowded and moving about from a center of an isle is difficult, it's easily overlooked... More

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Placentia, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beautifully restored with great sound. Glitzy and fabulous - a great night out! Accessible seats are at the back of the orchestra level, and have unobstructed view of the stage.

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Canton, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went to see The Book of Mormon, and the theater was beautiful. We are from Atlanta, and it reminded me of a smaller scale Fox Theater.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Location is great, right in downtown Memphis and near Beale street. Up in the risers, it was a bit difficult to hear and had distractions around us but otherwise was a very well kept theatre.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The ornate grandeur that is the Orpheum Theatre will impress you the moment you walk through the door – every time you walk through the door! Going to the Orpheum is to go back in time – to an era of elegance, grace and culture. When you walk into the Orpheum, you are taken back in time - to a... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There's no better venue in the mid-south to see a concert or show. We owe the people of Memphis a debt for saving this grand theater, which so greatly represents an era that is long gone. DO NOT PASS UP the opportunity to see a show or concert at the fabulous venue !!!!

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