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Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

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Address: 684 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6340
Phone Number: (508) 994-2900
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The "Z"

For those of us that can't go to Providence/Boston to see shows, the "Z" brings the very best entertainment to New Bedford. I have seen numerous shows from plays to venues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
IrenePaulczakTeixeir
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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went last night to the Z to see Kelly Pickler and it was our first time at the Z . We had heard a lot about it and I guess my expectations were too high. It was a nice place but boy does it need work. The chairs are a mess, many were ripped and the... More 

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those of us that can't go to Providence/Boston to see shows, the "Z" brings the very best entertainment to New Bedford. I have seen numerous shows from plays to venues featuring specific forms of music(Celtic, Violin, Kenny Rogers etc) and was only disappointed once and my money was returned. I have also a taken my young granddaughter to many... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The show are excellent famous people as well as plays and musical performance. however the seat are very old and dirty to seat on. They still have the old seats from the 60" there.

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Thank James G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully restored 1920s theater. Moby dick had its premiere here. Selection of plays and touring performers and the home for the New Bedford symphony.

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I've been to the Zeiterion on numerous occasions! An array of shows for all ages! I, myself, go for the musical performances that normally, one would have to travel to Boston to see! Comfortable seating, clean bathrooms and many staff members to help with any questions.

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Fall River
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a great event venue. Old but still in good shape. They have a mighty wurlitzer organ. They played this before the event began. We will have to get back there for an organ concert. We saw a choir and they were very good. they also have their own parking garage so that is not a problem. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Enjoyed the show at the Z. Loved the Old Historic Theater. Parking garage close by, for easy access to Theater. Friendly volunteers, nice staff. Have a drink, or a glass of wine. Nice place, nice location. Any seat is a good seat.

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Historic and also the only and best venue in the area. There are often great performances and big names which sometimes catch you by surprise. Love this place. No seat is a bad seat.

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Fairhaven
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Today my husband and I treated our family to the Holiday Pops at the Zeiterion Theater. What a delight it was!!! The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra was astounding and played with such expertise and enthusiasm. The conductor was delightful and really made the musical renditions interesting and heart warming. We were all moved to tears several times during the show.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Small venues make for the more intimate shows where there isn't a bad seat in the house. The Z has had more and more excellent shows each year. Do yourself a favor and grab a program. From musicals, concerts, to off-Broadway theatre productions, there is something for everyone.

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