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Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre

Theater and Performing Arts Venue
Downtown West, Minneapolis
35 Tips and reviews
  • books
  • beautiful venue
  • intermission
  • balcony
  • architecture
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  • Mike K.
    It is a great theatre that supports a wide variety of shows. Lion King in Summer 2016 was exceptional.
  • Guy L.
    Guy LundstenMarch 24
    Always great shows here
  • Amy S.
    Amy SullivanFebruary 23
    Beautiful venue. Helpful service staff.
  • Sofie P.
    Sofie PapsAugust 24, 2015
    The staff is very helpful, and the theater itself is beautiful.
  • Carla B.
    Carla BeiroAugust 19, 2015
    Saw wicked here, and it was wonderful! And then theatre is gorgeous inside
  • Kaylie R.
    Kaylie RDecember 29, 2014
    Feels like your at Broadway. Motown was a hit.
  • Pilar H.
    Pilar Howell-StephensDecember 26, 2014
    The seats in the balcony are amazing!
  • Daryl T.
    Daryl ThietjeOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Dirty Dancing
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 30, 2014
    Get in line for the ticket lottery. Great shows at an affordable price.
  • J
    JSeptember 10, 2014
    There isn't a bad seat on the entire balcony.
  • Stuart
    StuartSeptember 2, 2014
    Beautiful venue. Prepay for drinks and skip the line at intermission.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 24, 2014
    The closest you can get to Broadway in the State. Beautiful venue
  • Janet L.
    Janet LindbladFebruary 21, 2014
    Girls had fun!
  • stephanie k.
    stephanie kJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If you are a woman, plan on 25mins to pee. Pregnant woman's nightmare.
  • Jan P.
    Jan PeterschickMay 19, 2013
    Being a VIP has its perks - season ticket holders have a special entrance - nice!
  • Karin Marie
    Karin MarieMay 2, 2013
    Get here early to admire the atheistics before your show. Gorgeous architecture and details. Now. Enjoy what you came here to see!
  • Carly
    CarlyApril 28, 2013
    If you are a student or educator, try rush tickets two hours before. $25 could get great seats
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeFebruary 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Looking for close parking? Literally across Hennepin is a decently cheap underground parking ramp open to the public. Usually it is cheaper than the surface lot just west of the theatre.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LenzFebruary 13, 2013
    Make sure to hang around out front after a show to watch old white people from the suburbs walk directly into traffic!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LenzFebruary 13, 2013
    Ruth the Usher is the best!
  • The Weather Channel M.
    It was opened in 1921 and they have kept it looking as if it just opened. You'll love going to the Orpheum for plays and musicals.
  • Stephanie T.
    Stephanie TolMarch 3, 2012
    Don't go up to the top floor. It's a steep walk down to your seat in heels.
  • Szuyin L.
    Szuyin LeowJanuary 30, 2012
    Great shows, gorgeous chandelier, and you can enjoy drinks in your seat... What's not to love?
  • Kristen Y.
    Kristen Y.December 12, 2011
    Going to use the restroom at solera at intermission saves time
  • Kittie F.
    Kittie FaheySeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The lower seat numbers are closest to center. For instance, seat 1 in section 2 is better than seat 14 in section 1.
  • Clark T.
    Clark ThomassonOctober 22, 2010
    Rock of Ages. Hell yeah.
  • Hennepin Theatre Trust
    Hennepin Theatre TrustSeptember 30, 2010
    Buy tickets for events at the Orpheum Theatre in person at the State Theatre Box Office in advance of the performance or night of at the Orpheum Theatre and don't pay any Ticketmaster fees.
  • Brian P.
    Brian PriebeAugust 25, 2010
    Wicked is amazing!
  • Karise P.
    Karise PaganoAugust 15, 2010
    Go see Wicked!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    wicked will be coming to play during the fall time get tickets now!
  • Maddy Q.
    Maddy QuesnellJuly 15, 2010
    All balcony seat views seem to be good!
  • Jamie L.
    Jamie LeeMay 15, 2010
    Long bathroom lines? Go to upper levels. Worth it!
    HISTORYApril 22, 2010
    The building opened in 1921, originally named the Hennepin Theater. The ceiling has a dome with 30,000 squares of aluminum leaf. The auditorium & the lobby are actually two separate structures.
    Upvoted Sep 12
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey ChaneyApril 6, 2010
    Orpheum Theatre and all Minneapolis and Saint Paul Theatres are Highly recomended for broadway and local shows. Read more
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