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“Beautiful theatre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts
73-000 Fred Waring Drive, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Palm Desert
Type: Performances, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music.
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Saw Rain the Beatles act and the theatre was so well laid out that all seats seemed very good.
Easy parking and great lit up Marquee which was awesome.
Will definitely go again as everything about this theatre was pleasing.

Visited February 2013
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Norfolk
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A night with Garrison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

we sat in row 9 in the front. The way the theatre is configured I would thin all seat would be good. The doors do not open till about ten minutes before the show so it gets quite crowed in the hallway. The night we were there the side door was open so those people went by us in the hallway to get to the front door to have their tickets scanned. This made the congestion even worse. That door should be locked.

Visited February 2013
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Rancho Mirage, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“small venue, awesome sound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

This theater is tiny, so any show you attend will feel close and intimate. Good acoustics and visibility from just about anywhere- there's not a bad seat in the house.

Visited December 2012
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Rumson, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Gotta be 5 stars...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Why? Because typically someone enjoys a venue in which someone they want to see is performing!

Having said that, it IS a great place to see stuff. The staff is engaging, the parking lots and driveways are well designed to minimize the inconvenience of the post event crush...Valet people hustle and are very nice...lobbies are pleasant, seating comfy and as a small venue, generally didn't notice a poor vantage point.

The theater is celebrating its 25th year of operation; they've earned the applause of all who visit!

Visited February 2013
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Indio, California, United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Always a great venue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We've seen many different concerts, plays, etc. at the McCallum ! Always great volunteer staff and great acoustics too! At around 1000 seat there's not a bad seat in the house!

Visited January 2013
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