Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
4.5
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As one of the last surviving theater venues on Broadway, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall keeps the tradition of hosting prolific performances alive in this historic part of Portland. The building that now houses what locals lovingly call “The Schnitz” was originally the Portland Public Theatre, built in 1928, and later renamed the Paramount Theatre. The Italian Rococo Revival architecture was said to be the national showcase of renowned Chicago theatre architects Rapp & Rapp, and has been beautifully restored through a generous donation from Portlanders Arlene and Harold Schnitzer. The Concert Hall plays host to a variety of presentations including classical, comedy, jazz, pop, rock, folk and gospel music, dance, theatre, travel films, and much more.
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Madeline Cook
Portland, OR106 contributions
Very nice venue
May 2019 • Friends
This is a very nice place to see an event or musical performance. It has great acoustics and feels pretty intimate without feeling too small. The ticket prices here are usually very expensive though so I only go here for very special events.
Written March 19, 2020
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Deborah S
62 contributions
Great acoustics
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went to see, "Sarah Mclachlan" at the concert hall. We saw her almost 15 years ago in Boise, Idaho. When arriving at our seats in the very last row I had concerns about the sound. When she came on stage and began to talk and play is was like sitting up close. The architecture is absolutely beautiful and so are the acoustics. My only complaint would be the old seats are squished together. If you're tall or have long legs you might be a bit cramped. That being said, bad knees and all I will gladly go back to this venue.
Written March 6, 2020
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Mikpar
Portland, OR184 contributions
Wonderful concert venue
Feb 2020
We have seats on the aisle and the ability to see the stage is great from there. The sound for music presentations is fantastic,
Written February 18, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words, and we hope to see you back soon! Stay up to date with all five of our venues through our email newsletter by signing up over on the Portland'5 website.
Written February 19, 2020
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Fung L
10 contributions
wonderful venue
Feb 2020
We went to the John Williams symphony. The venue is on the large side. the symphony was terrific. Great central location
Written February 17, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words, and we hope to see you back soon! You can stay up-to-date with new events at all five of our venues by signing up for our email newsletter over on the Portland'5 website.
Written February 19, 2020
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bedandbreakfaster
Salem10 contributions
Charming
Dec 2019
I love going to Schnitz. It's an older building but that adds to it's charm. The seating is such that one has no problem seeing the stage. The acoustics are good so that you get the most out of the sounds on the stage.
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you very much for your review of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall! We are so glad that you've enjoyed coming to our theatre. Please visit our website, portland5.com for tickets and information on upcoming performances in all five of our venues!
Written January 7, 2020
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Mary R
Portland, OR238 contributions
Beautiful Venue with everything nearby
Nov 2019
Recently attended a concert here and was grateful for everything nearby. There are several places to park, numerous restaurants and even a hotel right next door. The venue itself is beautiful and the acoustics are amazing.
Written November 6, 2019
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Thank you very much for your review of the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Mary! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time. Please visit portland5.com for tickets and information on upcoming performances in all five of our theatres. We hope to see you again very soon!
Written January 7, 2020
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Joe F
Kings Valley, OR25 contributions
Spectacular, historic venue
Oct 2019
Even if you are not seeing a show, this building is worth a visit. It is beautiful. You really get the feeling of stepping back in time. I saw the Ramones here back in the late 1970s and most recently we saw the Oregon Symphony play Motown and other soul classics. A very accommodating and comfortable venue with excellent views from every seat.
Written October 31, 2019
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RGKaplan
Cleveland, OH4 contributions
Nice space but sound could be better
May 2019
Mezzanine sound was not clear. Space though is attractive. Hard to navigate during intermissions and end of show due to crowding.
Written July 16, 2019
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PDXmorgan
Portland, OR7 contributions
I love the Schnitz!
Jun 2019
This is such a delightful place to see a show, because the venue itself is a pleasure to experience. It's classy and lovely, and attending performances with young family members becomes easier and more fun when there's so much to look at while waiting. On the other hand, the seats are a bit narrow and there are often a lot of stairs to climb, so it's been challenging at times with my older parents. The location is fantastic; street parking can be a challenge but there are multiple parking garages within a few blocks and one right across the street. Definitely a must-visit for Portlanders and, for visitors, a great photo opportunity with the iconic "Portland" sign on the marquee.
Written July 4, 2019
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Very Special Venue
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is one of the grand movie palaces that has been saved and repurposed for wonderful concerts, holiday shows, speakers, and many other special events. Though not as glamorous as some of the major remodeled movie theaters, i.e. the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, it still makes for a pleasurable experience. Beautiful lobby!
Written June 10, 2019
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