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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 73-000 Fred Waring Drive, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA
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A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety...

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.

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Amazing performances in the desert

It is amazing to have a venue like the McCallum Theatre in the desert. Top line shows and musical performances are available. It creates an opportunity to dress up and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is amazing to have a venue like the McCallum Theatre in the desert. Top line shows and musical performances are available. It creates an opportunity to dress up and differently than the usual informality of the desert and see a musical or other performance. It is worth checking their web site o see what performances might be on when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether a resident of the Coachella Valley or a visitor to the area, the McCallum is an outstanding venue for entertainment. A diverse variety is available in a comfortable, professional hall with outstanding staff and resources. There are numerous series from classical music to Broadway productions, from Jazz to dance, and many more eclectic entertainment from around the world. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a Jesse Cook concert here for the second time. This is truly a fantastic theatre with views from any seat in the house and not generally expensive.

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Palm Desert, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just the right size for a theater! Good sight-line from every seat. Great variety of shows/performers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Wonderful theater, great reviews, wonderful shows and the service is the best. Reasonably priced for such high talent. Some of the best artist in the country appear here. We are so happy to have talents of this magnitude so close to our home in Palm Desert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Although we were unable to obtain tickets at the time we visiting Palm Springs we did visit the theater and were very impressed. We did find the tickets were very pricey but have heard that the seats are comfortable, with wide aisles and good views. The grounds around the theater are well kept, and it is off of Fred Waring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

The McCallum Theater is a very lovely venue located in Palm Desert-- but by the prices, you'd think you were going to an entertainment in New York City or Los Angeles! As the only venue in the Coachella Valley of sufficient size to handle a traveling "road show" of a major play or musical, the high prices pretty much eliminate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Comfortable seats, wide aisles and every seat is great. So many wonderful performances, and they change every few days. Easy self-park. One of our favorite venues for plays, stand-up and music performances.

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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tried to order tickets for a future event in January via telephone and was told that in order to get requested seats (because of physical limitation), that were available, we should visit the McCallum Box Office. Did so and found the person manning the booth to be less than friendly and not very accommodating, saying that she didn't know where... More 

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I happened to be in Palm Springs this past week and took a chance on a local production of VICTOR/VICTORIA at the McCallum Theater. The show was presented by the College of the Desert. I thoroughly enjoyed the show! Very well-produced, and the audience agreed with a hearty standing ovation at the end. The direction and choreography - by Broadway... More 

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