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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-679-0810
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Enchanting and Charming Location with "Disabled" seating.

There is nothing better than settling in for a personally historic performance than by being surrounded by an equally historic locale. My fiance and I had the opportunity to see... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2016
Desiree F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We went to the Orpheum to see Ben Folds play on May 7. The theatre is very old but very beautiful inside. The ceiling and fresco are particularly impressive. The only negative is that the seats are old and not the most comfortable, but otherwise it's a great venue with great acoustics.

Thank thehound181
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

There is nothing better than settling in for a personally historic performance than by being surrounded by an equally historic locale. My fiance and I had the opportunity to see the Smashing Pumpkins perform at The Orpheum Theater on April 9th and it was the perfect setting for such a whimsical performance. It really set the stage for the entire... More 

Thank Desiree F
Mpls, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a nice historic theater, the seats are a bit tight in some spots if your tall and the seats are getting a little dated. The sound system and acoustics are very good for concerts. We saw the Pumpkins while in town on Vacation. It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to.

Thank Terjector
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This theater was built in 1852, so as you could imagine its a bit dated! However, we saw Smashing Pumpkins the other night and the clarity and sound quality was amazing! We had a ground level seat and we could see perfect and he sounded clear as a bell. We were really happy with the experience overall. And though the... More 

Thank Me515
Moretown, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

What the Orpheum needs now, like a donut needs a hole, is an infusion of millions of dollars to restore it to its glory from days of old. Stuffed into our seats like sardines, fanning ourselves from the swell of body heat, watching the paint peel from the walls in no way took away from the talent on-stage, but it... More 

Thank snowyknoll
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It was quiet in the upper balcony as the guests slowlly wandered intot he Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 29th to attend the Bonnie Raitt concert. The theater is of another era but was conceived and crafted in a classic style. Loge seating, high proscenium and excellent sound quality for us way up in the rarified air seats. Bonnie Raitt has... More 

Thank Richard H
Westborough, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Just saw Bonnie Riatt, only tickets available were in the balcony. I literally could not sit down without my knees being smashed into the seats in front of me - and I'm only 5'10". My wife, who is shorter, could sit okay, but could not see the stage as it was blocked by a bar going across the aisle seats... More 

Thank thorgan
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This place seems to a throwback from times long ago. Although it attracts big name acts...its outdated ambiance leaves much to be desired. Hubby & I recently attended an awesome show there. He's been to the Orpheum many times but a first for me. I didn't know what to expect. The stage is large and the ceiling painted like the... More 

Thank lighthouselady63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Went to the Bryan Adams show last night and the sound was incredible. No problem getting drinks at the bar. Crowd was fun and would definitely go again.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw my morning jacket. They sounded great. The venue is super old, seats are tight, and the lobby is super packed, but I suppose that's part of the experience. How is that place up to fire code? Fun show though.

Thank jsta1981

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