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Address: 1 Hamilton Pl, Boston, MA 02108-4701
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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Newport, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to see Band of Horses at the Orpheum on Sept 20th. What should have been a fun night of great music turned into listening to great music while sitting/standing in an oven. No AC at all and the place was close to 85-90 degrees. Everyone sweating and yes it was stinky. Not one of Boston's better music venues.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Purchased tickets almost 10 months ago and was very much looking forward to seeing the concert. However, this Orpheum Theater either did not have A/C or management failed to use it! Concert was nearly sold out, leaving the temperature inside this venue miserably too warm to enjoy the concert! This reviewer will not return to this venue regardless of who... More 

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Perth
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46 reviews
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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.

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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 

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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.

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Thank Terjector
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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