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Orpheum Theater

1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
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Ranked #177 of 220 Attractions in Boston
Type: Theaters, Performances
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English first
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
431 helpful votes 431 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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Needham, Massachusetts
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120 reviews 120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

I attended a concert here recently and was impressed by the Theater's ornate design and stately interiors. Definitely worth coming a few minutes early to just gaze around at the ceilings and cornices. Conveniently located just a couple of blocks from the State House and Boston Common, as well as from Park Street station on the red and Green lines.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Seating wise, there really is not a bad seat in the house. I sat in the lower level, 2nd to last row, and had a great view of the stage. I assume the upper level has the same but did not look. Now for the actual seating itself...the theater is old and cramped. The seats really need to be replaced.... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This venue is old and seedy (probably historic) but guess what? It's small, and it's located in the heart of the city, so if a show you want to see is playin here count yourself lucky!! I have seen shows at the garden where the acoustics are horrible, and your miles away from the stage- at the orpheam any seat... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Orpheum is a perfect size. Good sound, can see well, and it is big enough to draw big acts. It is also a block from the Red Line stop at Park St. This is a reliable place to go for music. I have never been disappointed.

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