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Orpheum Theater

1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
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Ranked #156 of 209 attractions in Boston
Type: Performances, Theaters
Most recent review
- Jan 21, 2014
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Damariscotta, Maine
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

What is there to say? A fantastic, intimate venue for seeing live performances in Boston. Easy to get to, relatively clean, beautiful interior. Just great!

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140 reviews 140 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is a vintage theater with all of the trappings of yesteryear. Well done reliefs on the ceiling, roman columns and classic amphitheater design make this venue a visually and auditory pleasure. The two biggest drawbacks are the tightness of the seating and the lack of infrastructure supporting facilities. The seats are very cramped, worn, and uncomfortable. Their size and... More

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Mystic, CT
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a beautiful theater, so don't let the approach from the alley way deceive you! Upon entering the theater, look around at the details on the ceiling and walls. With regard to seating location, we had assigned seats, but explored the theater for future reference and couldn't find a bad view. With regard to comfort, you had better secure... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

I attended a concert here recently and was impressed by the Theater's ornate design and stately interiors. Definitely worth coming a few minutes early to just gaze around at the ceilings and cornices. Conveniently located just a couple of blocks from the State House and Boston Common, as well as from Park Street station on the red and Green lines.... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Seating wise, there really is not a bad seat in the house. I sat in the lower level, 2nd to last row, and had a great view of the stage. I assume the upper level has the same but did not look. Now for the actual seating itself...the theater is old and cramped. The seats really need to be replaced.... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This venue is old and seedy (probably historic) but guess what? It's small, and it's located in the heart of the city, so if a show you want to see is playin here count yourself lucky!! I have seen shows at the garden where the acoustics are horrible, and your miles away from the stage- at the orpheam any seat... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Orpheum is a perfect size. Good sound, can see well, and it is big enough to draw big acts. It is also a block from the Red Line stop at Park St. This is a reliable place to go for music. I have never been disappointed.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My daughter and I went to the Orpheum to see Celtic Thunder. The Orpheum was a terrible venue for this show, which is very classy and sharp, not a rock concert. Celtic Thunder did the best they could with the venue, but frankly I found it disgusting. The seats were tightly packed together. The acoustics, at least for this show,... More

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I love catching a show here. The acoustics are absolutely amazing, there isnt a bad seat in the house and the old charm of the theatre is undeniable. Prices are reasonable and easily accessible from the T

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Lynn, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Seats smelled of urine!! Found the venue to be very bad overall, really believe the place could use some renovations, especially considering it's history!

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