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“Not a bad seat in the house!”

Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #11 of 145 things to do in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Non-profit 1,500-seat performing arts venue in the heart of downtown Reno presenting Broadway, ballet, philharmonic, and more. Constructed in 1968, the Pioneer Center is an excellent example of mid-century Populuxe architecture and is listed on the National Historic Register.
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have been to a wide variety of shows at this venue, from the fruit-spraying antics of Gallagher (dating myself a little), to touring Broadway and Cirque shows and concerts. It's a lovely theater, nicely appointed and maintained, but not pretentious. It is an intimate venue, and I have had seats in various locations throughout the theater, always with a good view of the stage.

1  Thank Rhonda A
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I have been a season ticket holder for a few years now at the Pioneer for their Broadway series. What a treat to be able to see world class performances in our little town. The Pioneer itself has excellent seating, truly there are very few seats in the house that have disrupted views or bad angles. The place is not huge which means friendly and intimate. Reasonable prices for cocktails/snacks and you really can't go wrong with seeing something here. And easy parking across the street at the courthouse parking lot.

2  Thank traveloften028
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have seen a few shows in the main room any enjoyed myself. I recently went to the comedy club in the basement and was pleasantly surprised it was cool and funky and the comedians were good !

1  Thank CUJOOO
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

There is not a bad seat in the house, although balcony is better for view and acoustics. Many popular shows come here and are always fun to go to. Prices are reasonable and when the show is over you have some of the best eateries in the area, not mention the riverwalk is close.

1  Thank Larry W
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

I have attended all kinds of shows and events here. I enjoy it every time. I have yet to have a bad view from any seat I've sat in. Drinks are reasonably priced, you can not take them back to your seat. I wish the seats were a little more comfortable, but that never takes away from the quality of the shows. A great date night or out with the family.

1  Thank Trina B
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