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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Old theatre, Show was good, no AC so hot and very cramped. Kids had a great time other than the heat. Parking is not to far away only 11 bucks after being in nyc that's really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015

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Vancouver, Washington
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Orpheum Theater is a fun and interesting venue for concerts- it's over 200 years old with great sound and there's not a bad seat in the house. Venue staff were helpful and pointed out our seats, good as the numbers are odd. On the down side, old seats = tight seating and poor air circulation meaning the guys smoking... More 

Thank ALookingbill
Fall River, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The acoustics in this place are great. A bit tough to get a drink, but when you have MMJ on stage, that's the last of your worries!

Thank Cujdog
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place to watch a concert. Seats are all movie theater like...balcony is awesome. Sound is good. Parking garage across the street. If you can handle the Boston traffic, worth the visit.

Thank rbuskey106
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The venue itself is good, an old theater with decent sound. Convenient access with a green line T stop right next to the venue. However the bar situation is awful. Upon entry we were yelled at by a very angry and miserable woman checking IDs for trying to give her our IDs, then threatening to kick us out for getting... More 

1 Thank Funky401
North Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Loved the ambiance of the Theatre experience. The ushers were very helpful. Our seats were close to the stage so we were very lucky. The theatre is getting old but it was such a wonderful experience to see a concert there knowing it had been the previous home of the Boston Symphony. Seeing Mark Knopfler there was a thrill!

Thank Coloua
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Old theatre, Show was good, no AC so hot and very cramped. Kids had a great time other than the heat. Parking is not to far away only 11 bucks after being in nyc that's really cheap. Worth getting there early to visit all the historic spots. Short walk to Quincey market Etc.

Thank josephv243
Level Contributor
52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This isn't a brand new, state of the art theatre. It is an old, run down rock n roll house. The sound in the venue is good from almost anywhere. The carpet is filthy, the bathrooms dirty and small, the stairwells small and the seats pretty cramped for anyone over 6 feet tall. That all being said, they get great... More 

1 Thank SJ_traveller
Boston, MA
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I saw lots of shows here in the 70's - Jeff Beck, Todd Rundgren, Journey, Little Feat, Marc Almond, many others. I went back a few years ago for the Experience Hendrix show. I had forgotten how cramped the seats are. I was surprised how run down the place is. Acoustics are ok, but... it is not a great place... More 

1 Thank bosrocker51
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Thank Heather N
Kingston, RI
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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