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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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Intimate theater with good acoustics and cramped aging seating

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2013
Mr_Firestone
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San Diego, California
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
29 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Damariscotta, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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San Diego, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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