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“Great theater; marginal location”
Review of Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre
Ranked #70 of 542 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.
palm beach gardens, fl
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great theater; marginal location”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Mary Poppins was playing the weekend we visited and the show was delightful - the actors all had Broadway experience and the orchestra was live. The theater is gorgeous, seating is comfortable, and acoustics are good.

We made the mistake of walking from our hotel in Union Square area to the theater. It's longer than it looks on the map and the neighborhood gets pretty seedy quickly. The theater has two security guards out front so you can feel comfortable arriving early, going outside during intermission, or hailing a cab after the performance.

Cab fare there is quite inexpensive ($10) but you will be competing with everyone else for a cab ride back.

Visited May 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Theatre!”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

I went to see Les Misérables. It was great! Sure, it was packed, but the seats were comfortable; I have sat around the middle so I also had an amazing view. The break during the middle of the show was a relief and just enough for a short refreshment. The building itself was pretty and classic. Overall, it was a good experience, I would go again...

Visited August 2012
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San Leandro, California, United States
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“a good theater”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

not the Greatest play house, needs to be renovated badly, the sound system is very week, small stage, audance is very close to stage, seams to be almst part of the show.

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san francisco
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A classic”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you can catch a place or musical here, do it! The venue alone is worth the visit. Classic San Francisco!

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San Francisco, California
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Plays All of the time”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

New York's sister playhouse giving the city many cultural pleasures for at least twenty-three years of our ticket holdings.

Visited January 2013
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