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Marquee Theatre

Marquee Theatre

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Concert Hall
Tempe
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7.3/10
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    Ranked #2 for music venues in Tempe
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    Melissa P.
    "... Passion Pit, and Band Of Horses."(3 Tips)
    Drew P.
    "Probably my favorite venue to see live performances at in Phoenix."(2 Tips)
    Tori P.
    "Always has someone playing and is close to Mill Ave and ASU campus."(2 Tips)
    Samm H.
    "STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO / REEL BIG FISH AND NEW FOUND GLORY!"(2 Tips)
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  • David G.
    David GreenwoodMarch 29, 2012
    Once was the old Red River Opera a decade or so ago. Now's a great roadhouse to see smaller touring rock/metal/alt/etc. bands. Has big bar with fast servers and smoking patio. The acoustics are great!
  • John S.
    John SpataroFebruary 16, 2013
    Great spot to catch a concert because of the size. Not a bad seat in the house and the smaller atmosphere makes for some great shows. Sound is decent but don't miss your favorite act when they play.
  • Melissa P.heart icon on user image
    Melissa PerezNovember 15, 2012
    I don't care what people have to say about this venue. I have had some memorable moments here with great bands including Matt & Kim The Neighbourhood, Passion Pit, and Band Of Horses.
  • Edmund H.heart icon on user image
    Edmund HubbardFebruary 16, 2013
    Get there early because then you can get up to the front. One time I got there early to see Pepper and the opening act was a punk band. The lead singer of the punk jumped from the stage to my arms!
  • Drew P.
    Drew PociaskFebruary 16, 2013
    Probably my favorite venue to see live performances at in Phoenix. It's small enough where you don't feel like you're an entire football field away from the stage.
  • Ally W.
    Ally WalkerNovember 18, 2013
    This venue was a hassle! If you go make sure you get there early to deal with a small parking lot and cash for parking! Just as any concert, it was pretty packed but very convenient by ASU campus.
  • Maile C.
    Maile CanlasAugust 5, 2013
    The Venue, which is located south of the Mill Ave. District, invites smaller known bands and artists to perform, in a 1,000+ stand up only theatre. Fun place, and tickets are relatively cheap.
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieNovember 2, 2015
    Always a good concert venue. There is a parking garage across the street, I recommend parking there.
  • Tremell G.
    Tremell GrayMarch 26, 2012
    Great venue and the space is magnificent inside. A lot of big names came to this place and for it to be very close to campus, it's convenient for many people to get there. Very diverse with events!
  • Vianka V.
    Vianka VillaNovember 18, 2013
    Awesome place for a show. Try to avoid the front of the stage if you don't want to get hurt.
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Seen countless shows here over the past 12 years. The venue consistently gets great bands but also attracts rude and obnoxious crowds. Be prepared to stare at somebody's phone for half the night.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BFebruary 15, 2013
    Closest Music Venue to ASU Tempe campus. Great musicians but parking lot is 5$. Tickets usually sell out pretty fast. Buy tickets before a show online.
  • Johnny V.heart icon on user image
    Johnny VolumeAugust 5, 2014
    Allow extra time to get in and pick up tix if you didn't in advance, take light rail whenever possible (Washington/center stop right next to venue).
  • Christopher D.heart icon on user image
    Christopher DeutschApril 16, 2013
    Get there early to park in the main lot, but not too early that you have to hang out way before the show cause there is NOTHING to do there before the show but drink expensive drinks.
  • Zach B.
    Zach BooherApril 14, 2011
    Venue of choice for many emerging artists and tours. Be sure to leave your key rings in the car or at home as they won't let you in with them. Too often people double them as "brass knuckles."
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HilowNovember 11, 2010
    The Venue, which is located south of the Mill Ave. District, invites smaller known bands and artists to perform, in a 1,000+ stand up only theatre. Fun place, and tickets are relatively cheap.
  • Tori P.
    Tori PacosMarch 29, 2012
    Awesome Venue!! Always has someone playing and is close to Mill Ave and ASU campus. Don't bring glow sticks if you go, they will take them.
  • Katie-Lee
    Katie-LeeNovember 18, 2013
    TSA-level security. They WILL take your pens and other unnecessary items. You can get close to the band, but the sound system is out of control and tends to blur.
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SmithFebruary 15, 2013
    Pick your tickets up before the show so your not waiting in line at will call and try to avoid driving by taking the lightrail!
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GoldsteinNovember 18, 2013
    This definitely is one of my favorite venues to see a show in Arizona.
  • Mallory G.
    Mallory GNovember 13, 2013
    Small venue, standing room only, be prepared to either get drinks spilled on your or smacked in the face by a random shoe. Can't complain about ticket prices though!
  • Logan P.
    Logan PowellMarch 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Most people who complain about this venue must not go to shows often. Security is tight because they have to be to keep this venue open. 5$ parking. Ride the light rail if you don't want to pay.
  • Jarred S.
    Jarred SmithApril 14, 2011
    Great venue! Some pretty big names will come and play here. So close to ASU and Mill Ave. Did you know it used to be an actual theatre.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RodriguezFebruary 11, 2013
    Best place in Tempe to see a concert! Purchase tickets ahead of time, often sells out quick
  • ᴡ M.
    ᴡ MushroomJanuary 6, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Box office is open during the day on weekdays. ATM inside in the main lobby. No re-entry. Get a "candy andy" mixed drink at the bar next to the stage.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ClarkMarch 20, 2013
    If you have to do the will call line go early! The box office is open at Noon.
  • Ana S.
    Ana SApril 24, 2014
    Get here early to make friends and to get a great view!
  • Coby L.
    Coby LarsonNovember 18, 2013
    Recommend walking to the venue but overall great place for a concert
  • Cheearra E.heart icon on user image
    Cheearra EsquerraOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget to bring your cash! Parking, as well as merchandise vendors will accept cash only.
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JNovember 23, 2019
    Honestly one of the worst concert venues in AZ. The sound setup is awful, security is clueless, they charge for parking (when there is even enough to use), and they do not care about their patrons.
  • Decibel Magazine
    Decibel MagazineDecember 13, 2010
    On 02/04/2011 the Decibel Sponsored Creatures from the Black Abyss Tour stops here! Featuring Cradle of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas and Daniel Lioneye
  • Bridget D.heart icon on user image
    Bridget DSeptember 21, 2014
    Floor is slanted so you can see better if you get stuck in the back.
  • Ventrice S.heart icon on user image
    Ventrice SykesMarch 7, 2014
    Also they bumped it up it's $7 for parking now I'd just pay it for the convenience
  • Chris G.
    Chris GibbsMarch 29, 2012
    Great venue, lots of room. Always a great time!
  • Chris S.heart icon on user image
    Chris SJanuary 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They serve pizza now, which is rad! No gum allowed inside anymore though
  • Ty W.
    Ty WoodhallOctober 27, 2012
    the Band of Horses......are Amazing Live.
  • Matt W.heart icon on user image
    Matt WaldnerNovember 23, 2014
    A bit pricey for average tickets, but it's close to campus and brings in some damn good bands.
  • Miss D.
    Miss DimplezNovember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    get a good spot, hold your ground and enjoy the show!
  • Tom P.
    Tom PittsDecember 5, 2010
    it gets hot as hell inside so dress accordingly, also park at the beach park and walk saving 5 bucks
  • Chris M.
    Chris MoralesMarch 27, 2016
    Great venue. Rude employees.
  • Demetrio C.
    Demetrio CoffmanMay 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pat down worse then TSA, they even make up get rid of your gum, small parking lot and hot & Sweaty.
  • Ashley
    AshleyFebruary 13, 2013
    Make sure you have cash when you come, I had to pay $7 for parking!
  • Alberto O.
    Alberto OlivasJuly 1, 2016
    AVOID shows at this venue! Advertised show times are a lie, no refunds, rude staff, no seats, no food except pizza, no re-entry, nothing to do nearby if you want to wait 2 hrs past advertised showtime
  • michelle d.
    michelle decclessisMarch 21, 2011
    best intimate concert venue, dashboard confessional is playing March 25
  • Ricky G.
    Ricky GoltzOctober 11, 2011
    I don't like the fact that they take a color picture of my whole I.D. before I can drink. How do I know my information is secure?
  • Cheearra E.heart icon on user image
    Cheearra EsquerraDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't upset the Security Staff or else you run the risk of losing your wristband which authorizes all of your alcoholic purchases inside.
  • ASU's Tempe Campus
    ASU's Tempe CampusOctober 6, 2011
    ASU students! Take the light rail to the Marquee Theatre on Oct. 8 to see New Found Glory live.
  • Bob S.
    Bob StroupAugust 2, 2011
    Will call is usually a slow process, get your tickets ahead of time!
  • Lauren ..heart icon on user image
    Lauren .April 9, 2014
    Used to love this place, but they're all rude there now. Will call is impossible & they charge for parking. I try to avoid the Marquee as much as possible
  • Katie H.
    Katie HunsakerOctober 31, 2014
    Jimmy Eat World Concert!
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