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Address: 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3202
Phone Number: +1 877-677-4386
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Elaborate French Renaissance theater dating back to 1926.

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Concert- Gregory Porter

Building was built in 1926 was used on the vaudeville circuit and silent films. It houses 1 of the few organs used in that area. The acoustics in building is heavenly. Staff is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
Monica B
Apple Valley, California
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Apple Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Building was built in 1926 was used on the vaudeville circuit and silent films. It houses 1 of the few organs used in that area. The acoustics in building is heavenly. Staff is excellent, seats are comfortable. My only complaint is the parking and that's not because of the Theater; downtown LA is just a happening place!

Thank Monica B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw Tedeschi Trucks perform. The venue has an old Hollywood charm in Downtown LA. We sat in one of the balconies off to the side. Good sound system. This area is becoming rejuvenated so there's lots of good eateries around.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

It really doesn't stand out from the street, in fact it looks just like a theatre. That is until you walk inside. I have never seen such beauty as this reconstructed edifice to the arts. Nothing modern can compete with the paintings and statues and even the stage curtain makes you pause and try to absorb it all at once.

Thank David_DeMulle
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Saw a rock/pop concert here. The theatre itself is gorgeous. Sound was good. Sight lines from floor were good. Nice little bar lobby area for pre-show drinks. Even had a funky little taco spot for a quick dinner.

Thank Paula H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a beautiful old theater, built in the 1920s. It is well maintained and clean. We sat in the mezzanine and the view of the stage was great. If you are short, this is the place for you since the stadium seating allows you to see very well no matter who sits in front of you. There are lots... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a stunningly beautiful theater. Outside, the marquis is lit up like Vegas and the inside is ornate and gorgeous. We sat in the front row, mezzanine, and got an amazing view from our seats. The sound is great. Location is close to Staples Center and LA Live. We stayed at the Milner Hotel and had a short walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Fantastic intimate venue. I saw Ben folds and ymusic. At first I was a bit nervous about going into Downtown LA for a concert and the hassle of parking etc but found the experience a total pleasure. Ticket office was quick and efficient with security very friendly

Thank Hamish S
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2016

I went to a couple of Broadway theaters on open doors day. And the show they put up at Orpheum was simply brilliant!

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Kind of in a shady area that I guess has been up scaled. We parked up the street one block and walked to the theater. Beautiful inside and awesome acoustics.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

The Orpheum Theater is a famous old theater and is a beautiful building inside and out, but to get there was scary. It was in a crappy part of old downtown Los Angles although everyone said it was the “hipster” part of town (it smelled like piss and greasy tacos, no real restaurants around to eat at, etc.). Know the... More 

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