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Great stage entertainment venue

A very intimate but comfortable venue for concerts and other stage productions. We enjoyed a... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2015
Neil C
El Dorado Hills, California
Such a neat experience and a beautiful theater.

Beautiful theater, great staff and experience. I saw Blue Man Group when they came into town in... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2015
Rachel C
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 August 17, 2015

A very intimate but comfortable venue for concerts and other stage productions. We enjoyed a wonderful concert by the Reno Jr. Philharmonic. The acoustics were perfect and the seating was very comfortable

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Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful but it has dreadful acoustics unless you are lucky enough to be in one of the few areas where you can hear everything. When the place was built, the must have hired an architect that knew about beauty but not acoustics. I don't go...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful theater, great staff and experience. I saw Blue Man Group when they came into town in September of 2014. Everyone is friendly, we were seated very quickly, and we had a positive experience. Clean bathrooms too! I always look forward to my trips to...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have seen several shows here the last couple years and love the venue. It is large but the auditorium is designed great so there really are no bad seats. Good visibility and comfortable chairs.

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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Always the best place to take friends who love to see the Nutcracker during the holidays. Easy parking and surrounded by good places to eat.

Thank Valerie N
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Hey, this is Reno but this venue is top notch. We've seen many performances there - from small-group concerts to the fabulous Christmas extravaganza to former Broadway shows. It's totally professional, excellent acoustics and they get some world-class talent. It's usually a decent value and...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2015

Quite a nice theater but I found it a bit expensive. It is the only game in town for the big Broadway shows and they charge Broadway prices. In fact I have bought Broadway tickets in New York cheaper than some of the shows here....More

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Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have had season tickets for Broadway comes to Reno for 5 years and have enjoyed every show. The cost is about $60 per person per show, well below the cost on Broadway and the road shows are professional and wonderful. Try the Pioneer!

Thank Patidragon
Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very comfortable seating. Sound was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed caliber of show. The talent of performers was excellent and would highly recommend anyone to enjoy this production.

Thank sueadams371
Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is Reno's premier cultural facility which has been around downtown since the 1960's. It has a main floor and balcony, depending on your preference and an elevator. This is where the Broadway musical series, the Philharmonic, t opera, dance, film, etc. performances take place...More

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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