Orpheum Theatre
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Minnesota M
Litchfield, MN1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Just attended the Ron White farewell tour show, April 30, 2022. We are big Ron White fans and we were truly looking forward to a great show. We sat in the balcony section and the sound system was the worst that we have ever experienced. The voices of both performers were loud and garbled to the point that they were impossible to understand. Others that were seated near us voiced exactly the same sentiments. We have attended many shows at the Orpheum, in the past, but never in the balcony. The worst show experience ever. A complete waste of time and a huge disappointment.
Written May 1, 2022
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Jerry L
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The good thing is that the play started on time. However about 20 minutes into the show approximately 70 people came in looking for their seats with their camera flashlights on. maybe it’s because of the pandemic or maybe people just never learned theater protocols, but at least seven times the same people in our aisle got up and headed out or returned disrupting people seated. WFT this isn’t a football stadium. Our seats have no leg room and this inconvenience of getting up is bothersome. Our inconvenience was not as bad as the people, whom we met during intermission that had a very intoxicated man spill a 3/4 glass of wine on them. It’s upsetting that we spend hundreds of dollars to watch a very good show in such an unruly place. So to say this my last time spending my hard earned cash in this place. The lack of leg room and seats on the main floor,which I would now consider partial view because of the traffic, makes it questionable whether to ever return. I would rather spend money in smaller houses and see good shows. Football stadiums have more class.
Written December 17, 2022
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Charles H
Saint Paul, MN4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Saw the touring version of ‘Tina’ at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. It is an old theatre that could use some updating but overall the acoustics were pretty good. My tip is to not sit in the Orchestra but in the first balcony, as low as possible, and you get great views of the show.
Written April 13, 2023
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Brian M
Rochester, MN30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful old theater, but be aware that the balcony seats have zero leg room. If you are anywhere close to 6-ft tall your feet will be right up against the seat in front of you while the seat you are sitting in is crushing the back of your calves. Understandable given the age of the theater. Not sure if the main floor seats are any better or not.
Written October 29, 2022
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PJCremin
Webster25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We attended the Crosby Stills, and Nash concert last night.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the music, I was HORRIBLY disappointed in our seats at the Orpheum. We were in BOX R, row 200, seats 4-5. It used to be said that there was not a bad seat in the house, that is not true anymore.

The seats would have been adequate - except for a column of speakers hung from the ceiling directly in front of us! I could see, maybe 10% of the stage. The person to my right saw even less.

If someone had only raised the speakers 5 feet, it would have made all the difference in the world to me and had minimal impact on the acoustics.

I'll never sit there again... and am hopping mad that I missed most of a great concert. Please have someone correct this very fixable problem.
Written August 7, 2012
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Mike K
Brookings, SD7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We attended the April 24 performance of Jersey Boys, our all time favorite Broadway Show. We had seats 3 and 4, Row A. Should have been great seats. But when they open up the Pit, the people in the second row of the Pit block the view of Row A. I could barely view half the stage and none of the center stage. It was a total disaster; and we had paid a premium for our seats. The Orpheum should take a short drive to The Old Log Theater and see how thoughtful theater owners can show care for their patrons. mkabris
Written April 27, 2018
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Pete_and_Tara
Lino Lakes, MN114 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Old theatres like this one are beautiful and we had a chance to go there and see a great play recently. The problem is there is no way to enjoy the experience if the seat you are in is incredibly uncomfortable. If a person is over five feet tall they will not fit in the seats and knees are crammed up against the hard metal seats directly in front of you. The theatre is in an extreme need of a renovation or at least sacraficing some of the number of seats they want to afford their guests a less pain while attending the theatre.
Written February 19, 2018
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22Travelin
32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's difficult to enjoy any show if you are uncomfortable. These seats are a bit tight if you're pushing 250 lbs. Most people fit fine but not the most comfortable. The theater is beautiful but is "looking" aged and starting to looked unkept. On their website you can click on your seat and see the view. If you're going to see music it's a stay in your seat thing or you'll knock the guy next to you over. Crowd moved fast in and out.
Written November 17, 2013
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Filygrl
Grand Forks, ND56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Wicked-ly bad. Floor seating isn't staggered/sloped much...check out my view from GG seat 8...seriously!
I just have to laugh at the cash I dropped on this...never again!
Written April 16, 2017
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Bothfam
25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
First visit to the Orpheum and I will say it is a beautiful theater. Now for the seating, my advice is do not seat in the Premium seating section. The Premium seating area is to flat, my wife and I couldn't see over the people in front of us and they were not tall. My suggestion sit in the balcony and save your self some money.
Written February 20, 2017
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