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Beautiful theater, outstanding shows

We normally sit in the orchestra section here, but last night for Miss Saigon, we had seats in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jamie R
Pleasanton, California
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Phantom of the Opera

This was a wonderful play. And this was my 21st time seeing it. I prefer the performances at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We normally sit in the orchestra section here, but last night for Miss Saigon, we had seats in the mezzanine. These seats really made me appreciate just how beautiful (and huge) this theater is. The seats are comfortable, although I really wish they were slightly...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful play. And this was my 21st time seeing it. I prefer the performances at the Curran Theater, but this was good as well. The theater is beautiful (French Chateau style) . They should have more than one bar tender on the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we got last minute rush seats $40 via todaytixs app. 2pm wednesday performance of phantom of the opera. did not think that seats would be good due to such value tickets but we got lucky and got center stage orchestra level row u. not bad!...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

First time in the Orpheum SF. Beautiful old theatre, amazing sight lines and sound. Saw Les Miserables and had an incredible time. What a performance. Simply awesome!

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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

On holiday in San Francisco and saw Les Miserables was on at this theatre. Paid $220 for 2 seats. The theatre is beautiful with amazing internal decor. The down side $68 for 2 drinks because you are forced to purchase a cup to drink out...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Saw this traveling show. The voices on all of the actors was incredible, especially the two male leads. Ordinarily, we try to sit toward the front but they were already sold so this time, we were in Row Y, smack in the middle of the...More

2  Thank Marcia K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Really beautiful Theatre. Easy to get to . We stayed at the Inn at the Opera and walked to the Theatre through the Civic Center Park and no homeless late at 10:00 at night. The Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall were all lit up....More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We had a blast at the theater last week when we went to see the musical, "School or Rock". The theater is amazing and spacious. We had great seats and the musical was fantastic and very energetic.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I had a seat in the balcony for School of Rock, and was pleasantly surprised by the view. I was afraid the seat would be too far away to see much, but it was a perfect view. The theater has been well-preserved and is a...More

Thank lirwin13
Reviewed July 9, 2018

There are theater venues, and then there are Theater Venues...the Orpheum is the latter. Originally built in the 1920's, and patterned after a French Cathedral, the building itself is worth the visit. If you get tickets for a show there, plan to arrive early so...More

Thank Julie M
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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Kathy G
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Response from SpikeIII | Reviewed this property |
The theater was busy and crowded. We arrived 20 minutes ahead of time and got to our seats in the back row.
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Moosh2423 | Reviewed this property |
From what I know...There's one on he main level. As you walk in, go straight and it's under the stairs on the left. Not many stalls but I saw stairs going down with a sign saying more restrooms/stairs. Also, when you... More
April 27, 2017|
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It was very easy using Uber after the show at the Orpheum. Immediately they were there and called us to give their location. They waited for us to get there. You are given the color and type of car and the telephone number... More