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Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 100 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501-1921
Phone Number: +1 775-686-6610
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Uniquely designed theater offers most frequent and broadest art...

Uniquely designed theater offers most frequent and broadest art presentations available to the community.

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I volunteer at the Pioneer Center so when I volunteer I get to see the shows for free. The shows are a little expensive but are very good.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
matsudadian
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I volunteer at the Pioneer Center so when I volunteer I get to see the shows for free. The shows are a little expensive but are very good.

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Delta, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the National tour of Once in this theater last night and it was lovely. Very unique design, the facility was well taken care of, and the ushers were most helpful. We had a good view of the stage from where we were sitting and could hear very well. It was a delightful evening and a wonderful show.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a transplant to Reno we were very pleased to experience the Pioneer Theater. We have been to 2 performances now and the casts have been great. We have purchased the Broadway Series and we can't wait to see the rest of the performances.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

This is an aging theatre, and it is doing the best it can with what it has ! The seats are comfortable enough, but the lighting throughout the place is somewhat dim . There is only one small elevator in the place, and for disabled seniors, that is a real drawback. They should put in escalators . Right now there... More 

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Yerington, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Pioneer Center has a wonderful selection of musical experiences throughout the year. We came to Nevada from an area with a larger choice of performing arts, but find that Pioneer Center fills our needs nicely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The perfect place to enjoy the Philharmonic. The acoustics are suited very well to a theater not especially designed for music. The best view, with great sound, is in the balcony. We have also seen the road company of Broadway shows and enjoyed them. Seats are comfortable and afford a clear view from anywhere in the theater. Very friendly staff.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have seen several productions here - the acoustics are great no matter where you sit. The exterior of the building makes it appear small, but once inside the theater it's a surprise to see how many people they can seat. I've seen plays, musicals and dance - regardless of the type of show, the building seems built for the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We have been here for several shows each year for the past 4 years. Some are local talent but most are professional traveling troupes. We have enjoyed all the shows. Mostly musicals. Sometimes live bands, sometimes recorded music. The ticket prices are quite reasonable. The design of the theatre makes almost every seat a good seat. My only complaint would... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Saw the Nutcracker here a couple years ago when we won some tickets and, while the show was absolutely painful (the handful of guys in the audience were equally suffering), the venue was a work of art. The outside looks like a spaceship landed in downtown. If you are visiting Reno it is worth the short walk from the casinos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Older, but we) maintained venue. Many different types of entertainment. Plays, concerts, etc. I love a place with a big lobby where people congregate and mingle. I recommend.

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