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Address: 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-679-0810
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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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Portland, Oregon
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58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw my morning jacket. They sounded great. The venue is super old, seats are tight, and the lobby is super packed, but I suppose that's part of the experience. How is that place up to fire code? Fun show though.

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Vancouver, Washington
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank ALookingbill
Fall River, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Blackstone, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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 

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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!

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Springfield
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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.

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Thank josephv243
SAINT JOHN
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53 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 

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Boston, MA
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64 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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1 Thank bosrocker51
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

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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