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Pantages Theater

901 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
253 591 5890
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Ranked #12 of 38 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a restored and modernized early 20th Century vaudeville house and one time movie palace and the premier local venue for live performances. Every seat is excellent, and you don't need binoculars or opera glasses. Symphonies, ballet and international solo artists are better appreciated in this more intimate concert hall than in the mega venues in the city to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Something good is always happening at the Pantages. You can tour this restored beauty and learn it's interesting history or you can attend an event and enjoy the opulent surroundings. Performances are varied and diverse so you can no doubt find something to suit your taste.

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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I consistently buy a seasons worth of shows each year when the opportunity presents. The 2013-2014 shows were the best offered in years and I must applaud management for their efforts. This is not always the case, however, and it's why I'm only giving 4 Stars instead of the Five. The venue is a restored landmark in... More

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Lakewood, Washington
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63 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Our first visit to this lovely theater was exceptional. The house staff is supremely cordial and filled with anecdotal information about the history of this lovely venue. We enjoyed a Friday evening show with a local string quartet followed by an exceptional couple of hours with Judy Collins. Could it get any better? The theater does have an elevator but... More

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Medford, Oregon
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent New Year's Eve in Tacoma for the first night celebration. We decided to see music here, and were pleasantly surprised. There is quite a lot of seating, and it is very comfy. The inside of the theater is beautifully designed, and has a charming old time feel. It is worth a visit for anyone who likes visiting historic... More

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tacoma
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I have always love the Pantages and have spent many hours both as an audience member and as a "ballet and theatre mom" down below and behind the scenes.The quality of the entertainment is always the best and the ambience of this theatre is inspirational.

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Seattle, WA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

When I first moved to Washington state in the 1990s, Tacoma was the butt of many jokes. With a reputation (deserved or not) for being a down-on-its-luck port town with strange odors and bad traffic, it wasn't really considered a destination. What a difference a vision and great planning makes! Tacoma now has a thriving theater districts and awesome restaurants... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visiting the Pantages is always enjoyable. It is a historic building that has been refurbished in the original context, both vision and sound are very good throughout the theatre. The seats are very comfortable, with a lot of leg room. If you have not seen an event there, you have missed something very nice. "Joy Luck Club" is the play... More

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a lovely, classic theatre with good view from every seat. A delightful place to see a play or hear an intimate concert- the Pantages is wonderful!

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Seattle
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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We saw Cyndi Lauper here. We had seats close to the front of the center balcony section. The view was good. The sound was great. The seats were a little cramped and worn out. The venue is fairly small so I can't believe there would be a bad seat in the house. I probably won't pay the premium seating price... More

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