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Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Perfect music and shows

The perfect place to enjoy the Philharmonic. The acoustics are suited very well to a theater not... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Stephen R
Beautiful venue

I have seen several productions here - the acoustics are great no matter where you sit. The... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Reno, Nevada
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Non-profit 1,500-seat performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Reno presenting Broadway, ballet, philharmonic, and more. Constructed in 1968, the Pioneer Center is an excellent example of mid-century Populuxe architecture and is listed on the...more
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100 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501-1921
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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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Gary R
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I have been season ticket holders for the last 5 years. It is a wonderful night out, and the performances are terrific. If you like live entertainment, you will not be disappointed!

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Don't miss any of the performances, great artists volunteering. Wish they would update the building.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Linda N
Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Pioneer center was built in the 1960's and is home to the Reno Philharmonic and the Broadway Comes To Reno series. The building is located in downtown Reno and is very dated compared to modern theater venues. GSR recently renovated it's showroom (used to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank ellen h
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Everything was more that expected, for we go to many concerts, operas, and ballet.. It's easy to buy online, and be seated promptly when arriving.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank dgbg1616
Reviewed March 25, 2016

The Pioneer Center was quite a wonderful surprise. Very modern and clean spacious with out being overly large. All of the seating looked to be outstanding and reasonably priced. Intermission provided snacks, soft drinks and adult beverages (each performance notes whether or not you may...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Ray L
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Response from raycarlson62 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ray, how can I assist you? Is your group performing at the Pioneer Center?
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Response from RonLeiken | Reviewed this property |
Street parking is available within a few blocks, or there is a large parking lot across the street from Pioneer Center. I never have had issues with finding a parking spot within a few blocks. There are a few restaurants... More