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Orpheum Theater

Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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Address: 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-679-0810
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past it's prime

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Boston, MA
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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 

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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 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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Additional Information about Orpheum Theater

Address: 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-679-0810
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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