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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

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Address: 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004
Phone Number: 503 274 6564
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Great Historic Performance Venue

This 1928 former Movie Palace was re-done in 1984 to serve as the home of the Oregon Symphony. The acoustics at the very back of the auditorium (Row AA in the Upper Balcony) are... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This 1928 former Movie Palace was re-done in 1984 to serve as the home of the Oregon Symphony. The acoustics at the very back of the auditorium (Row AA in the Upper Balcony) are terrific. Free tours every Saturday as well.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Oregon Symphony performs here regularly and I've been a season ticket holder for some time. The 2015-16 season included a movie but the musical soundtrack was replaced by a live performance by the symphony. The house was packed, spirits were high, the crowds reaction to the overture during the opening credits was enthusiastic and they all stayed for the symphony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The acoustics are wonderful. I have always been in the balcony and loge seats. The view of the stage was excellent.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night we saw Renee Fleming sing at the opening night of the Portland Symphony season. She was magnificent and the acoustics were wonderful. The design of the Schnitzer is outrageously ornate but still serves as a great destination in Portland's Cultural District.

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Portland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is absolutely gorgeous. I've seen shows here from the very front row and from the 2nd balcony and it's always a nice time. There are no restrooms on the orchestra (main) level so you have to either go upstairs or to the basement if you need to use them. The drinks and concession food are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't be fooled that you will be bored or go to sleep. Lots of fun concerts! Check out the coming season. I especially like the movies.

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Thank hippobert
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I have enjoyed both the Symphony and plays at the Schnitz. I love the decor and although the seats are "cozy" I have never had an experience I was not happy with. The ushers are wonderful and intermission provides a nice opportunity for a glass of wine and a chance to mingle.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have seen bands and stand up comedians here. The theater is large and impressive. The lobby drink service is quick and they know how to deal with large crowds. Lots of good bars and restaurants nearby for pre or post eating.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

If you have the opportunity to see a show at the Schinitz, it is always worth it. Whether it's music or dance or theatre, the inside of the lobby and the theatre itself is lovely to look at and take in. Support art!

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Dundee,Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The "Schnitz" is a fantastic place to see a concert. DO NOT MISS an opportunity to see your favorite performer here if they show here.

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