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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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Fine venue for performances, but very near a dodgy section of Market St.

Really great views from the orchestra section. First 20-22 rows are out from under the balcony seating, with a more airy atmosphere and views of the refined architectural detail... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really great views from the orchestra section. First 20-22 rows are out from under the balcony seating, with a more airy atmosphere and views of the refined architectural detail. First few rows in the balcony are fine, but it gets real steep from there to the rear of the balcony. Great value compared to Broadway in NYC. Don't know what... More 

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Fairfax, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outstanding, energetic, funny, musical attended here at a matinee. Preferred Orchastra seats comfortable with excellent view of stage. Terrific music performed with humor and expertise. Lots of friendly ushers seated full theater quickly and quietly. This old, beautifully restored theater is worth the high price tickets when such a delightful talented troup performs. Go see Beautiful.

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Thank jairving
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've seen quite a few shows here. It's a very beautiful venue. Tickets may be a bit pricey, but everything feels magical and ageless - love it! Only thing is, it's not easy to park.

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Thank highwy
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Glamour Bowl: The decor is lavish, but the seats are uncomfortable. There are not enough restroom stalls.

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Thank Califordan
Atherton, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I plus two friends attended a performance of "Beautiful", the story and music of Carole King last Friday. The show was outstanding, and the Orpheum has retained his beauty and character. We were able to park 1/2 block away at the Holiday Inn, which was quite convenient, and we had a nice dinner at the Alta Restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to this venue to see plays. It is a very intimate venue and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. I have seen many plays here from the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Jersey Boys, and Wicked to name a few. The staff has always been nice and very easy to find. Only thing... More 

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This show premiered in San Francisco in 2013 and went on to Broadway becoming a Tony Award show. It is scheduled to be in San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre during August - September 2016. When we bought our tickets on line, the matinee we wanted to attend was already mostly sold out. We did get tickets in the Orchestra... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed Beautiful : The Carol King Story in this beautiful and comfortable theatre. I was concerned however to notice that during interval we spotted a few white mice (rats?) dashing about under the seats near where we were seated. I imagine they were after a few morsels dropped by theatre patrons. I can only imagine what would have happened... More 

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen Wicked and Jersey Boy's and other shows here. I like the Mezzanine, if I can't get the sides on the orchestra level, because if you sit in the middle of any of those rows, your crossing over a lot of people if you can't wait for intermission to go to the restroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You gotta go. Fast paced. Great singing and dancing. Laugh. Cry. Sing. Want to dance. Don't miss this. Classic old San Francisco theater.

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