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Address: 34 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215-4190
Phone Number: 614-469-1331
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

An historic theater found in the center of the city.

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Beautiful architecture

The building itself was beautiful inside and out. Seats are comfortable but very cramped as there isn't any leg room. We sat in the mezzanine and was able to see the stage very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Tammy F
Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Just saw Maks & Val Our Way Tour 7/19/16. Quick and easy entry to theater. If you have main floor seating be aware of the very steep slope going down to the front of the theater. Good acoustics, comforts enough seats. Was a little warm in the theater.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice facility. Lots of Old World charm and character. A/C needs to be more powerful. Saw lots of people fanning themselves and this was on the main floor near the stage. I would go to another event there.

Thank settinpret
Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The building itself was beautiful inside and out. Seats are comfortable but very cramped as there isn't any leg room. We sat in the mezzanine and was able to see the stage very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We were there to see Celtic Woman and saw some history of Columbus! You could tell the Palace Theater has been around for many years, but it still has a feel of class. It was easy to get in to our seats, and exiting was easy as well. Would love to visit again!

Thank Amy F
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Martin Lawrence Comedy Show titled "Doing Time in Hollywood". Martin was back to himself. Hilarious. I loved it. Me and hubby laughed all night. The venue was Ok. I didn't like the balcony. Too high. The seats were made for 10 year olds. My knees hit the seat in front of me. I'm 5 "6, 154 lbs.

Thank Asileehg
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The theater is beautiful. It evidently has preserved the original architecture. It was clean and well cared for. My seats were a little tight. However, I guess you get what you pay, not there fault.

Thank yscajtdknknmmz9
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This, along with the Ohio and the Southern Theaters, is a gem in the CAPA crown. The location is superb, with plenty of affordable parking options in the area. And the theater is lovely, although the ceiling could use a bit of TLC as there are quite a few areas where the paint is peeling or the plaster needs a... More 

Thank Brent B
Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

The Palace is a treasure to look at but horrible for the spectator. Any height or girth and you are impossibly jammed into your seat. Extremely uncomfortable, ruins the experience. Restroom facilities not updated since the 30's This place is a nightmare for any one with even the slightest mobility issue. I will not attend event here again

Thank Tippyobrien
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We visited the theater to see the production of Mary Poppins. The theater is well kept and was very clean. There were plenty of ushers to show you to your seats. A very nice theater.

Thank luv2cruiseeverywhere
Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Step back in time and enjoy the theater. Beautiful details. Wonderful ushers. Cons: drink line is long and pricey ($3 for pop poured from a 2 liter) but many selections of alcohol. A bit more knee room would be nice, but this is a restored location. I would not hesitate to visit again.

Thank Alicia M

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