Orpheum Theatre

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INFO In a young city like Los Angeles, a building over eighty years old is practically a legendary institution. Downtown L.A. venue the Orpheum Theatre has been around since 1926, when it operated as a vaudeville house... ... read more

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Thom Yorke Flea - Lotus Flower - Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 10/05/09 Night 2
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Thom Yorke Flea - Lotus Flower - Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 10/05/09 Night 2
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Natalie Merchant - The Letter - Orpheum Theatre - August 13, 2010
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Ben Harper @ Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles 11/09/07 (part 1)
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Paul Reubens - Q&A - Orpheum Theater - Los Angeles CA - June 26 2010 - PART 2
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PJ Harvey LIVE @ Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles 2007
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Thom Yorke Flea - Cymbal Rush - Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 10/05/09 Night 2
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Roger Daltrey - Without Your Love - Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA 10/17/09
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Orpheum Theatre Information

Orpheum Theatre - Concert Venue | Theater in Los Angeles.

In a young city like Los Angeles, a building over eighty years old is practically a legendary institution. Downtown L.A. venue the Orpheum Theatre has been around since 1926, when it operated as a vaudeville house. Luminaries such as Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and Stevie Wonder played its stage, and the venue has weathered changes in the music industry, moving from vaudeville to jazz to rock and back again. These days, the Orpheum presents concerts, film festivals, award shows, and television shows, including an episode of American Idol.

The Orpheum Theatre’s classic auditorium, complete with loge, balcony, and boxes, can seat 2,000, and the restored lobby, lounge, mezzanine, and several bars provide elegant gathering spaces both during performances and for private events. Historical details and a close attention to luxurious preservation make the theater a character-filled yet comfortable space to watch a performance. The wide range of performances at the Orpheum Theatre includes family-friendly fare like Christmas plays to indie darlings like M. Ward. A few shows are general admission, but most have assigned tickets. The Orpheum Theatre has plentiful parking.

Orpheum Theatre User Reviews

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Reminiscent of Old Hollywood Glamour
Ashleigh C. Aug 10, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre sits nestled inconspicuously amongst tattered buildings, noticed mostly for it's broad doors, large posters, and "up in lights" signage that displays the current event or show. Despite the humble outward appearance, this theatre boasts grand staircases lavished with deep, red carpets, beautiful handrails, and elaborate gold ceilings that will keep your eye dancing amongst it's design. The staff is always very courteous, the venue immaculate, and the seats comfortable. It is easy to sit through a 3 hour show since the leg room allocated is decent and the cushions are soft. Beware, they do not allow food inside the auditorium so if you choose to buy snacks during intermission you must consume them before the show resumes. They usually allow drinks to be brought in. Also, no pictures are allowed once inside for shows, and they are very strict about this. I have been seated in orchestra which was fantastic as well as balcony which, although further away, was a lot of fun! It was cool to get a wide angle view of the show. The acoustics are great, too! All in all, fantastic, if there is a show you are interested in playing here, don't hesitate to visit! It is worthwhile.
A Historical Gem
Ashley L. Mar 16, 2013
Don't be fooled by the humble exterior. The Orpheum interior is an architectural beauty! I went to The Orpheum for the first time in 2011 for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Hit Record Fall Formal. Parking was extremely simple, as there was a pay lot right across the street, so the trek in heels was not very far at all. Upon walking inside, I was met with gorgeous Art Deco architecture in the main lobby. It was like stepping back in time to the golden age of silent films and vaudeville. As I made my way inside, I stumbled upon a bar down a small flight of stairs. It was a very basic bar, serving bottled beer and simple well drinks. I am sure the bar changes depending on who is sponsoring the event, but I paid $6.00 for a rum and coke served in a small plastic cup. The basic nature of the bar and the price of my drink are the only qualms I have about the theater. Once the doors opened, my party and I went to our seats in the orchestra level. I was in awe at the continuing Art Deco interior and light fixtures. Every aspect of the theaters history was well preserved. Aside from the vintage vibe of the theater, the show was fantastic, and I ended up sitting a few rows back from Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Neil Patrick Harris. After the show, my party and I were a bit on the hungry side. Luckily, there was a small taco stand located next to The Oprheum, and our late night cravings were satisfied! If you ever get the opportunity to attend an event at The Orpheum, you won't be disappointed in the venue!
Wonderful place =^.^=
Jessica J. Sep 26, 2012
Walking into the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, California, is like walking into a time machine back to the era of great old Hollywood actors and actress. Interior design from floor to Ceiling is stunning, from the beautifully designed stair case to hall ways and chandeliers hanging to the grand theater room. How can I forget the cigarette girls? My experience at the Orpheum Theater may be very different then many people, since I was the hired crew, I worked for an events company that was hired by different venues to help clear aisles and take tickets. The Orpheum was one of my favorite venues to work at, especially during the nights of the silent films. The guests were always so polite and there’s even a chance you may see hue hefner and his lovely dolls. If you’re ever in the Los Angeles area and want to do something different or special with your significant other make sure to visit the Orpheum Theater on the silent film night you will not be disappointed.
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