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SHN Orpheum Theatre

SHN Orpheum Theatre

Theater, Indie Theater, and General Entertainment
Civic Center, San Francisco
  • Ethan Le P.
    "Enjoy a beverage at intermission"(5 Tips)
    Matt R.
    "Beautiful theater and Stephanie Miller!!!"(3 Tips)
    Neil B.
    "Pre-order your drinks for intermission to avoid the line."(3 Tips)
    Melon L.
    "... seats if you can. Balcony seats are still great - try getting something..."(3 Tips)
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  • Melon L.
    Melon LJune 21, 2015
    Back center orchestra seats if you can. Balcony seats are still great - try getting something towards the middle. If you're really pushing your luck, try the lottery 2 hours before a show.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanAugust 8, 2015
    Great seats and a beautiful theater, but a warning to the tall: there is more room on an airplane in coach than between rows in the orchestra section.
  • Ethan Le P.
    Ethan Le PhongFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you kids jump off your seats at the end of the show and be your own dancing queen! And give a shout out to Pepper. I hear he's a pretty fly guy!
  • Henry W.
    Henry WongApril 29, 2015
    Don't wait in line to buy drinks at the bar in the lobby during intermission. Go straight to the lounge and enjoy your drink at a leisurely pace.
  • Edward A.
    Edward AllenOctober 30, 2015
    So I am a fat guy and never been to a musical, but I have dropped 120lbs so far this year, but still not enough to fit in theaters, but the people here were amazing, got me a ticket and a comfy chair.
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca ElliottSeptember 13, 2015
    Seat in the mezzanine or loge are very good for sound and view. Also definitely preorder drinks as the lines are ver long. Y
  • Dillon F.
    Dillon FerdinandiDecember 15, 2012
    Great place to see a show. If you're seeing Lion King, try to sit up close.
  • Ellyn
    EllynNovember 2, 2015
    Parked on Grove and walked over to ONCE. Lovely show but afterwards, came back to smashed windows and vandalized cars including my own. Be careful - and take BART to the theater.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloJune 5, 2015
    Definitely try for the lottery that happens 2-2.5 hrs before showtime--you have the chance to win discounted front row center tickets! Thanks SHN!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TorrezSeptember 9, 2015
    Gorgeous venue. Concessions and restrooms conveniently located
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YouensMarch 6, 2011
    If you are a tall/big person ask for the handicapped seating. There is TONS more leg room than the knees in your face General seating rows.
  • Magan B.
    Magan BiggsApril 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Beat the crowds at intermission and Pre-Order a drink for intermission. Don't forget to tip your bartender as well :)
  • Bob S.
    Bob ScottNovember 4, 2012
    They don't allow seating until 30 mon before show. That is a good time to arrive. Unless you like standing around of course :)
  • Ethan Le P.
    Ethan Le PhongFebruary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy a beverage at intermission and join us in a dance at the end of the show: Mamma Mia Style!
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 4, 2011
    1st balcony seats are great. 2nd balcony is ok. Lookup, gorgeous ceiling in this place, don't you think?!?
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NguyenJuly 8, 2010
    just take the bart to the theatre because the bart is right in front of the theatre. and the last bart leaves at 1230 so you have plenty of time. go and see it before its gone sept 5, 2010!
  • Tom A.
    Tom ADecember 20, 2014
    Beautiful theater. Great seats and show was spectacular.
  • Natalie M.
    Natalie MSeptember 14, 2015
    Such a beautiful place. You must see a show here!!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask the management to require all box office personnel to wear a nametag for better customer service ;). A service with a smile goes a long way.
  • D'Maize R.
    D'Maize RestaurantApril 13, 2013
    In honor at our chefs they make a wonderful cake
  • Simon T.
    Simon TanJuly 9, 2016
    $40 in-person rush tickets are a great deal for any show!
  • Keenan P.
    Keenan PattersonDecember 5, 2015
    Preorder your drinks for intermission so you don't have to wait in line!
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 12, 2011
    If you buy drinks before the show, you can another round waiting for you at intermission pre-purchased!
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainDecember 30, 2013
    Bathrooms downstairs are less crowded during intermission.
  • Sophia P.
    Sophia PhamNovember 8, 2012
    Broadway cares. Leave a donation to help their excellent causes
  • gennarator
    gennaratorNovember 4, 2010
    Just saw West Side Story, it's incredible and very unique. Not to be missed!
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.May 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    From the orchestra seats on either far end your view is severely blocked, yet they still charge $100+ for them
  • Hostelling International
    Great shows at low prices offered 1 hour before the showtime. - Jessica (Canada)
  • Rylan L.
    Rylan LeeseDecember 6, 2009
    Upper balcony seating is great for us tall guys. The seats are staggered nicely. Wicked is great so far!
  • Neil B.
    Neil BuckmanJune 28, 2015
    Pre-order your drinks for intermission to avoid the line.
  • Travis W.
    Travis WiseFebruary 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Free WiFi. No password needed.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DeMainSeptember 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The last performance of Wicked is tonight and I'm here to see it for the 12th time! I can't believe it's leaving but it's been great to have it here!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Box office personnel should provide service with a smile.
  • Helen Z.
    Helen ZhangJuly 17, 2015
    Nice theater, kinda sketchy location
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GuenetteJune 19, 2012
    who knew this place existed .. beautiful interior, but tiny seats
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChiangNovember 5, 2012
    Use the downstairs bathrooms to avoid the lines
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoApril 28, 2015
    What a great place to see a show!
  • Ethan Le P.
    Ethan Le PhongFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Hope you are enjoy our little play about the girl with three dads and a dash of awesome Pepper!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnDecember 8, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Great Broadway shows
  • David R.
    David RobleDecember 2, 2013
    Great place to see a show!!
  • Luke G.
    Luke GurryMarch 12, 2012
    Be mindful of your foot tapping.
  • Drew K.
    Shows are amazing but bathrooms are limited.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RobinsonOctober 30, 2011
    Beautiful theater and Stephanie Miller!!!
  • Kyson
    KysonJune 12
    Buy season tickets!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DeMainJune 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I have seen this show 8 times and it gets better every time. Great job tonight Libby!! You were an amazing Glenda!!!
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring a girlfriend
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WanMarch 13
    there is no ice cream here. show's pretty good tho.
  • Mehul K.
    Mehul KarJanuary 19, 2016
    Grand. Saw Neil DeGrasse Tyson here.
  • Clare
    ClareMarch 10, 2015
    Beautiful theatre
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AndradeApril 4, 2016
    Wicked was excellent
  • Melon L.
    Melon LSeptember 28, 2015
    Must check out Phantom of the Opera! 😍
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a Season Ticket Subscription!
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SApril 2, 2014
    Shadowing the SM for Mamma Mia
  • a11city
    a11cityJanuary 22, 2010
    Go early to look for parking or take muni if you can.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HortonAugust 17, 2014
    Decor is gorgeous!
  • Amy
    AmyDecember 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Wi-Fi!
  • Ed A.
    Ed AtenDecember 18, 2013
    Don't wait in line for the bathroom. Just piss outside like everyone else.
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnMay 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    A spoonful of sugar makes everything go down...
  • Frank S.
    Frank SimonMarch 12, 2012
    Take BART and Exit civic center to the west. 10 feet to the theatre
  • Jay C.
    Jay CastellanoSeptember 3, 2010
    Saw WICKED for the third time! It was the best one yet!
  • Vicky B.
    Vicky BartholoNovember 28, 2010
    There are no elevators to the upper levels..
  • Kenneth Y.
    Kenneth YanDecember 14, 2013
    book of Mormon!
  • Diogo
    DiogoJanuary 1, 2012
    Ready to see bring it on Yuppyyyyyy
  • Atsushi
    AtsushiAugust 13, 2011
    Don't come too early. Door opens 45 min before the show.
  • Jaered C.
    Jaered CroesOctober 7, 2009
    parking under / near city hall is pretty cheap and safe seeming
  • Dale B.
    Dale BrewerDecember 29, 2010
  • Napoleon
    NapoleonAugust 17, 2010
    No pictures allowed inside the theater.
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    See a matinee!
  • Sharon U.
    Sharon UdasinNovember 7, 2009
    check out the daily $25 ticket raffle!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJuly 28, 2010
    Absolutely stunning performance of Wicked
  • Steven W.
    Steven WhyteMarch 12, 2010
    Wicked is awesome
  • Ravi R.
    Ravi RaoFebruary 28, 2010
    You can't take drinks into the theater. Lame and of course they won't tell you at the refreshments counter. Shaddy!!! Do not pre order a drink. Rip OFF!!!
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