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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 203 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-525-7800
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Beautiful theater holds musical and stage performances.
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$37*
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Memphis Coach Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

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Good as Broadway

We're originally from NY, so have seen many Broadway shows, and this was as good as any-we saw The Lion King. Exquisite and exciting. Ordered tickets online in advance so got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We're originally from NY, so have seen many Broadway shows, and this was as good as any-we saw The Lion King. Exquisite and exciting. Ordered tickets online in advance so got great seats.

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Clive, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The architecture of the theatre was beautiful and it was interesting to look around the theatre. We were in the balcony and they were OK to good seats. There is basically no room between your knees and the seatback in front of you, but understand given that it is an old theatre. We were there to watch The Lion King.... More 

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Grenada, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Our family loves going to the Orpheum. There really isn't a bad seat in the place. We prefer to sit on the floor toward the back where you can see from a slightly elevated view. We just returned from seeing "The Lion King", which was probably one of our favorite shows so far.

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Apex, North Carolina
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52 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The first time I saw the show Wicked, I fell in love with it and have seen it many times since then and seen it in many cities. When I saw it was in Memphis, I called my aunt and see if she wanted to take a get away weekend to her favorite city. The theater was built in 1928... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've been to this theatre for Wicked, the blue man group & tonight, Lion King. Not a bad seat in the house, even in the nose bleed section. Beautiful theatre. Broadway quality shows.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Saw the Lion King at the Orpheum during my trip. Beautiful theatre with comfortable seats and fair amount of space. All the staff were really friendly. A lady callasped whilst i was there and was overwhelmed with support she was given. The Lion King production was just Fantastic, a definate must see show.

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Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Orpheum Theater in Memphis is a beautiful, historic theater! I'm thrilled I stopped here on my road trip to see a performance of The Lion King. The staff was very helpful and kind. I loved that they have plastic cups with lids for purchase so that you can take your beverages into the theater with you. Sat front row... More 

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Tupelo, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was the first trip for my boys to the Orpheum. They were immediately taken by how ornate and beautiful it is. I'm so proud to see shows like The Lion King being secured by The Orpheum. My advice for newcomers: It took a visit or two for me to best know how to maneuver the bathrooms during the intermissions.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have season tickets and always enjoy going to shows at the Orpheum. They are replacing some seats to allow for more room ( a good thing). We have attended a variety of events there (movies, Broadway series, circ de sole, holiday concerts) and have really enjoyed the venue.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Plays !!!! You will not regret spending the money to go here. We saw War Horse there and it was amazing !!!!!

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