We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fabulous downtown theater with a warm, seasoned history and excellent headliners”
Review of Pantages Theater

Pantages Theater
Ranked #18 of 79 things to do in Tacoma
Attraction details
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
292 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Fabulous downtown theater with a warm, seasoned history and excellent headliners”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Our first visit to this lovely theater was exceptional. The house staff is supremely cordial and filled with anecdotal information about the history of this lovely venue. We enjoyed a Friday evening show with a local string quartet followed by an exceptional couple of hours with Judy Collins. Could it get any better? The theater does have an elevator but to reach the upper levels, some steps will need to be navigated. If and when you go (make an effort to if you can), check with the house prior to your visit to accommodate any needs for access.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank camodoc9
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    33
    18
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Oregon
Level Contributor
65 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Stumbled upon this Tacoma gem!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent New Year's Eve in Tacoma for the first night celebration. We decided to see music here, and were pleasantly surprised. There is quite a lot of seating, and it is very comfy. The inside of the theater is beautifully designed, and has a charming old time feel. It is worth a visit for anyone who likes visiting historic places. The only bathroom that was open for first night was downstairs and quite small, but there may be another one open for other events.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Trailcruising3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gig Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Historical and Beautiful”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I have always love the Pantages and have spent many hours both as an audience member and as a "ballet and theatre mom" down below and behind the scenes.The quality of the entertainment is always the best and the ambience of this theatre is inspirational.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank nonie w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great theater! Way to go, Tacoma!”
Reviewed November 5, 2013

When I first moved to Washington state in the 1990s, Tacoma was the butt of many jokes. With a reputation (deserved or not) for being a down-on-its-luck port town with strange odors and bad traffic, it wasn't really considered a destination.

What a difference a vision and great planning makes! Tacoma now has a thriving theater districts and awesome restaurants and attractions. Light rail, Amtrak, the glass museum really add to Tacoma's rebirth. Pantages Theater fits right in with the city's restoration. It's a great little historic theater with an awesome lineup of shows. Very impressed and hope to be back soon!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank hildeborg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful venue - and fantastic play = Joy Luck Club”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visiting the Pantages is always enjoyable. It is a historic building that has been refurbished in the original context, both vision and sound are very good throughout the theatre. The seats are very comfortable, with a lot of leg room. If you have not seen an event there, you have missed something very nice.

"Joy Luck Club" is the play that we saw last night. The production was managed by Plan-B Entertainment, LLC. The actors did a superb job of presenting the book's message, which is often difficult. The cast were all excellent, and portrayed the issues with family communication can be an issue for anyone.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank jimgull
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Pantages Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing