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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
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While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...

While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.

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A perfect theater to see The Lion King!!

I love the smaller, historic theaters! They're large enough to accommodate a good-sized audience, but they're smaller size feels more intimate. As an example, we had a close-up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to see a matinee of the Lion King as a Christmas present from my Californian hosts. the show was out of this world. The opening scene was stunning. The theatre, however, could be much better. Every so often, I could smell what I can only describe as stale vomit. it was really stomach churning and distracted from the... More 

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Thank Ian F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the smaller, historic theaters! They're large enough to accommodate a good-sized audience, but they're smaller size feels more intimate. As an example, we had a close-up introduction when many of The Lion King "animals" entered the theater through the audience, coming down the two aisles. Perfect!!

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Thank CatPatz
El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful, spirited production of The Lion King in a beautiful, historic theater. The actors genuinely looked like they were having a wonderful time on stage, acoustics were great, and the live orchestra was top notch. Definitely worth the VIP Package price.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the Lion King and it was great, the play and the theater. What a wonderful setting for such a creative and inspiring play. It is a "special event" to go to, not something you get to do every week or month. Such a grand restored theater in SF does not come cheap, nor does such a staging... More 

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Thank Umfrid
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great family outing. This Broadway show never gets old, a real treat! The décors and costumes are simply gorgeous and the show is enjoyable from beginning to end. The Orpheum theater is really beautiful which also enhances the experience.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably my favorite theater in SF except for it's location. It's too far to walk and there isn't great parking nearby. The surrounding area is really sketchy, which I'd be willing to risk for a matinee but not an 8 PM show. The theater is very historic and beautiful inside and it is also big. If you're coming... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the closing night of Beauty and The Beast. We were not disappointed. The theater is rich with architecture and character.

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Enjoyed my first play at the Orpheum Theatre and it was amazing experience. This theatre is gorgeous and I look forward to attending more plays

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Clean and interesting. It is a great time that should be experienced by all! I suggest you go and plan a night of it with dinner near by and drinks down the street!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I was here for the Lion King musical. I was amazed by the seating configuration and acoustic planning of this place so the life music from the orchestra could be heard perfectly.

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