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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 1 Hamilton Pl, Boston, MA 02108-4701
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Went to see Tedeschi Trucks. Susan Tedeschi is a local, so it was sure to be great! And it was. The Theater is incredibly historic. That is both the up side and the... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2016
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Hull, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a classic venue and a wonderful place to see shows - great alternative to a big stadium - provides a very intimate setting. However, the venue has tragically fallen into such a state of disrepair that it's almost difficult to sit through a 2 -3 hour show. Seats are broken so that in some cases the person in-front... More 

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Saint James City, Florida
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99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

After recently returning to the area after a decade long hiatus, I had the opportunity to, once again, see a concert at the Orpheum. If you are purely interested in modern conveniences and cutting edge electronic trickery then this grand old lady is not for you. However, if acoustics and history and architecture and a cool entry at the end... More 

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Vermont
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63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

So many great shows have passed through this place. It feels cozy while still holding large crowds. Great acoustics but small seats. Make sure you like the people next to you.

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Thank Amy P
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed the Orpheum. I read the other reviews about its state of disrepair, but that's not what I would choose to talk about. The bathroom was clean my event priced beer (always expensive no matter the event or venue)was cold and fresh. I love concerts in this size venue. Every seat is a good seat. The sound quality was... More 

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Thank Mandy M
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I went to see Puscifer here VIP. I was able to get close to the act and interact with it in spectacular fashion. The architecture and the building itself are old, but it gives it character. If a performer you have is coming here and you want to get close then you need to get tickets.

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Maine
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78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went to see Norah Jones, who was fabulous, but the theatre experience was tortuous. Imagine the Bat Cave reeking of stale beer, without all the cool toys, at about 45 degrees, with 60 years of dirt and a staff that is indifferent to your presence. That's the Orpheum Theatre experience. The bones of this historic theatre provide the potential... More 

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Bondsville, Massachusetts
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263 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Had seats upstairs, but too close to the stage. When the tall person in front of us leaned forward to get a better view, it totally blocked my view. Seats are okay if you are 5 feet tall, but not for someone over 6 ft tall. Really dingy and needs a complete overhaul. I lived in Boston for four years... More 

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Boston
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75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

The staff was rude and disinterested, the seats were disgusting, the audience out of control and we were there to see Norah Jones, not exactly a had banger. (She was fabulous). The experience was ruined by the audience constantly getting up for drinks, talking, and taking videos. The videos caused the extremely loud rude and oblivious usher to come down... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Paid way too much to sit in a cold theatre that we couldn't even find! Hidden in a back alley that GPS didn't find for us as we walked around. Needs serious updating. Our theatre in Elkhart, IN puts this too shame! Way to go Lerner!

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LexGSR
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117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Went to see Tedeschi Trucks. Susan Tedeschi is a local, so it was sure to be great! And it was. The Theater is incredibly historic. That is both the up side and the down... Up side Incredible architecture inside, including unique oval walkway behind the balcony. That helps with... Incredible acoustics. Really rich sound. (The Boston Symphony played here before... More 

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