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Orpheum Theater

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Address: 203 West Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1602
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Classic Early Archetecture

I attend the touring theater productions here. It's a step back in time architecture to classic theaters. Smallish so more intimate feeling. Not a bad seat in the house. Even if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I attend the touring theater productions here. It's a step back in time architecture to classic theaters. Smallish so more intimate feeling. Not a bad seat in the house. Even if not attending a show, go see the building in downtown Phoenix.

Thank DesertRoses
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This historical structure in intricately decorated with sculpted faces on the outside and detailed painted decoration indoors. Worth getting tickets to an event just to see the building. Free tours offered about twice a month from historical society. The main theater ceiling is painted in beautiful local style with mountains and desert sky, rather than a traditional elaborate chandelier.

2 Thank SecondSeat
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had the chance to see the Phoenix Symphony's version of Journey at the Orpheum and loved it. We have been to the Orpheum before and felt that this production was perfect for this event.

1 Thank love2traveltogether
Portageville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I took the free tour on a Tuesday. It's offered 2 Tuesdays each month and is well worth the hour! I went alone but there were about 20 in total taking the tour. We got the history of the building while taking a full tour of the entire building. We got to see it all!! Great tour still can't believe... More 

1 Thank seasideljs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I first visited this theater about 15 years ago and was amazed by the gorgeous architecture. Had the opportunity to return with a former colleague for a concert last night. I admire the detail in this venue and it offers quite an intimate feel. The only two downsides are the acoustics (not great) and the size of the seating (I... More 

Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is one beautiful Theater. The entertainment can vary from Ballets, to Symphonies to classic rock. If you have the opportunity to attend a concert arrive extra early and see the beauty this older Theater has to offer. And if you are ever downtown check out their tour times because you will find out some very interesting facts..

1 Thank Charles R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place is awesome. If you like architecture, this is a place to go. Details, everything is in the details and this has details and color and great accoustics. Small inside, but big enough for a small venue. Just go to look, you don't have to listen/watch anything to enjoy this building.

Thank Jama J
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Take advantage of the free tour offered during the lunch hour on some weekdays. The inside of this building is beautiful. The docent goes into history of the building and was very knowledgable. Fun FREE tour!

1 Thank Kennerinaz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I visited the Orpheum for a recent Shen Yun performance, and the building itself is lovely. I first visited a few years ago to attend an opera, and it definitely has that classic opera house feel. The exterior has a southwestern mission feel, with a marquee reminiscent of vintage Broadway. The interior is exquisite, with elaborate murals, carvings, and red... More 

1 Thank Allison D
Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

If you ever get a chance to see a show here, take it. Just seeing the building alone will be worth the cost.

1 Thank Chad C

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