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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4928
Phone Number: 415-551-2000
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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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Beautiful

A gorgeous theatre and lovely staff. I went to see the final show of Beautiful and it was a fantastic place - I was in the cheap seats up in the balcony, but could see and hear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous theatre and lovely staff. I went to see the final show of Beautiful and it was a fantastic place - I was in the cheap seats up in the balcony, but could see and hear everything so a great venue from all perspectives! As a side note to travelers to the US from other countries with less generous... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw Beautiful on Friday night. Seats on the orchestra level. Great view, really good performance and fun atmosphere. I have to say this beautiful theater shows it age quite well. It is somewhat like a NY theater in size. I do wish they would upgrade the acoustic equipment but considering the age and cost- likely not going to happen.

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Thank Alen R
Castro Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always buy good seats but, frankly, I don't think there's a bad seat in the house. The only thing on the negative side is the ladies bathrooms. Be prepared to wait or go early.

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Thank pattygoodwoman
St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In planning our vacation, we noticed that Beauty and The Beast would be playing at the Orpheum, so we bought tickets to surprise our daughter as she loved the movie and always hoped to see the live production. We had great orchestra level, aisle seats only about 12 rows from stage and they were perfect. We were also pleased that... More 

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Thank Jason H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shows and a good way to rest up from your visit in San Francisco. Good way to get a show in during your visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This performance highlighted the music and the life of Carole King. She was a tremendous musician who partnered with her husband to write numerous songs for many groups and herself. This performance has been very successful in NY, DC, etc. so it's no surprise that it's a big hit here in SF. It was very well done! King's masterpiece was... More 

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SAN FRANCISCO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right off a Muni stop and if you drive and can't find street parking the Civic Center garage is a short walk. The seats are small but comfortable. We have seen many Broadway Plays here and the atmosphere of this grand old building adds to the enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the bigger Broadway shows come to the Orpheum. It's a great venue and a beautiful building. Be sure to check out the ceiling. Watch out in the area -- not the safest part of town.

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About the theater. It is a pleasant theater where we have seen many performances. It is old with a lot of character, but an average sound system. It is located on Market St. A large parking garage is a 5 minute walk to the theater through a real seedy area where many street people "reside". About the musical "Beautiful", the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great theatre but very bad location they have great broadway shows and I have seen many shoe here however the neighborhood sucks

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