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Orpheum Theatre

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Address: 1192 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: +1 415-551-2000
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While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still...

While located in a rather seedy neighborhood, this ornate landmark still hosts a number of traveling musical acts.

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Super Fun!!

Clean and interesting. It is a great time that should be experienced by all! I suggest you go and plan a night of it with dinner near by and drinks down the street!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean and interesting. It is a great time that should be experienced by all! I suggest you go and plan a night of it with dinner near by and drinks down the street!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here for the Lion King musical. I was amazed by the seating configuration and acoustic planning of this place so the life music from the orchestra could be heard perfectly.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely old architecture and décor. Not very large theatre so views are good even from the back rows. Lines to the bathrooms were long but moved quickly. Snacks at intermission were outrageously expensive: $8 for a bottle of water and small bag of cheeseits! Venue was nice and seats were comfortable. Walking distance to many eating options outside.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the architecture and have seen many events here. Always enjoy coming back. Have only seen one bad show here and that was this year's Lion King. Terrible production and even worse acting.

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Pattaya, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Orpheum is SFs best opera house, great acoustics and seating views. I saw "Phantom of the Opera" here years back, and it was an awesome experience...tickets not as pricey as London or NYC. Great atmosphere and ambience.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I saw Beautiful the Carole King play that was one of the best musical experiences of my life. The theatre is one of San Francisco's best. The Orpheum Theatre San Francisco was built in 1926 and is located at 1192 Market at Hyde Street. The Orpheum Theatre recently underwent a $20 million renovation in order to bring it up to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have a great time at the Orpheum Theater. I always do. The seating is wonderful and the sound is fantastic. The 1st time I went there I took my Mom and sister. We saw Al Pacino, they love al Pacino and it was a great show. I enjoy every visit to the Orpheum Theater.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love going to shows at the Orpheum. The theater itself is very ornate and has intricate decorations. It's a beautiful theater that's been around for ages. I usually get balcony seats when I go here and have never had a problem hearing or seeing the performance. It is on the edge of a sketchier neighborhood so keep that in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love this theater - it is beautiful inside and we enjoy the shows immensely - never a long wait to get in and the seats are comfortable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A gorgeous theatre and lovely staff. I went to see the final show of Beautiful and it was a fantastic place - I was in the cheap seats up in the balcony, but could see and hear everything so a great venue from all perspectives! As a side note to travelers to the US from other countries with less generous... More 

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