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Shadowbox Live

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Address: 503 S Front St, Columbus, OH 43215-5666
Phone Number: (614) 265-7625
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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A great place for inclusive theatre

Being new to the area for an extended work assignment, we often look for new and interesting places to entertain ourselves. Shadowbox Live is one of those places and we're... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being new to the area for an extended work assignment, we often look for new and interesting places to entertain ourselves. Shadowbox Live is one of those places and we're glad we found and will return. Attending an "on the edge" Opera performance of La Boheme, we were enthralled with the venue. Watching a modern take on a classic opera... More 

Thank Jim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shadowbox Live is a great place to experience the performance arts at its very best. The performers are stakeholders in the company and also servers as wait staff, kitchen staff, and producers. They are ready to personalize your experience on birthdays or other special occasions in ways that are sure to make the evening memorable. If you are a newbie,... More 

2 Thank ML M
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wire and I went to the Shadowbox Live performance of the Shadow Zone, loosely based on the Twilight Zone. Skits with a guy who impersonated Rod Serling and others. The band was very good and played some old rock and newer songs. All the performers were very good. The food was pretty good and is served before the show... More 

1 Thank LJ K
Orrville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I would have given out a five star positive on this but felt that I was pushed into purchasing reserved seats "so that we had a private table". When it was all said and done, I think we could have simply purchased 3 tickets for the show and not spent extra to reserve a table. For the 10:30pm Saturday show,... More 

1 Thank linda r
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nine of us went to see The Best of Shadowbox 2016. We had a wonderful time. I recommend getting the theater by 5:30 for a 7:30 show. Make sure at least half of your party is in attendance. Get a seating number and then spend time at the bar before you get your table around 6:15. This venue is great... More 

Thank Karen P
Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

A unique ,artistic experience showcasing dedicated and talented actors and musicians in an interesting architectural setting. A must see while in Columbus! Great Bistro in front boasting a lovely bar with attentive service and delicious menu. Food and beverages are also available inside the theatre. Friendly Volunteers work throughout the show. Check out the Website to see additional ways this... More 

Thank Bobbi58
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A friend of mine got four free tickets to Front Street Funk at Shadowbox Live. We were all a bit skeptical at first, but it ended up being an amazing night! It was my first time there. It's a great little theater that serves dinner. All of us ordered nachos which were full of deliciousness and amazing toppings. I also... More 

1 Thank Jordan T
Dublin, Ohio
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I went to Shadowbox live for the first time and had a great experience. This is a restaurant with stage and the audience can enjoy the show having dinner. The band members wished people who were celebrating birthday/ anniversary singing songs and by wishing all. This makes it even a great place to celebrate the occasion with friends and family.... More 

Thank Shekar9
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I went to Shadowbox Live for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. I saw best of Shadowbox 2016 and it was hilarious. It is definitely adult humor and I laughed most of the evening. Like reviewers before, it was similar to Saturday Night Live type by having several short comedic skits with live music throughout. The food was pretty,... More 

Thank KevK_9113
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Have been to several shows/performances: LunchBox, Quiz Box and featured shows. Always a great time. very talented performers ( Love Amy and Ashley ), friendly staff, and good food. The specialty desserts are diet busters !

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