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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-679-0810
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This place is so small and cramped. It's old and run down and in DESPERATE need of a complete overhaul. Set in an alley, I'm sure the Orpheum was amazing in it's hay day. But now... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This place is so small and cramped. It's old and run down and in DESPERATE need of a complete overhaul. Set in an alley, I'm sure the Orpheum was amazing in it's hay day. But now, it seems like a Station Night Club disaster waiting to happen with small stairwells, cramped seats (half of which are coming out of the... More 

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Kingston, RI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had seats on the far left, facing the stage. There was a marble elbow rail by my seat - talk about antique ambiance... We were about 7 rows back from the stage and from that perspective some medium sized speaker cabinets blocked the back of the stage-right, but the main performers were well within view - "not a bad seat... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I saw Damien Rice in April 2015 here. I've been to many old theatres and wasn't expecting a miracle upon arriving at Boston but it was by far the worst of the oldies I've seen. For starters, yes its old but that in itself is not a problem. I saw Damien the very next day at the Academy of Music... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This dump was built in 1852. I don't think it had an update other than the bathrooms since. The seats are made for people from 1852. The carpet was terribly dirty. It is impossible to sit comfortably in a full row. The seats are dirty and disgusting. Staff seems like they are all on a power trip also. I would... More 

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Bomoseen, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

For my birthday in January my husband took me to see Billy Idol at the Orpheum, and we had a fantastic experience! Billy put on a truly epic performance, he sounded the same as he did in the 80s when he was the soundtrack of my life in high school and then college. We really liked the theater too, it... More 

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Manlius, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took my daughter to see the TAB in December. It is an old theater and if you go in knowing that you will be ok. I would not go to a kids show or an oldies type of event as the seats are old, small and packed in there. But if you are going to see a driving band... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Back in 2010, I had attended an event here, and remembered how tight and cramped the seats were. Unfortunately, I ignored that and decided to go to another event here last week (in November 2014), and was quickly reminded what an awful experience it was...the seats were clearly designed in a different era, when people were a lot shorter. I... More 

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Houston,Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Bob Dylan performed at the Orpheum Theater in November. The theater had a lot of class because of its age, seating was very tight and crowded. The acoustics were amazing.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very poorly maintained theater. Several of the seats were broken but had been sold to unsuspecting victims anyway. Terrible sight lines. Dirty throughout. Seats and carpets are stained and tattered. With new management and some material improvements, this could be a great venue. But as it is now, it's a shame to see such a beautiful theater in such a... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I saw Dane Cook perform here in 2013 for my birthday. The place is beautiful. The only downfall about places like this are drink prices but you'll have that. Otherwise great spot!

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