San Francisco Performing Arts

Orpheum Theater

  • 1192 Market St. Map It
  • Tenderloin
  • Theater

Published 07/06/2016

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The biggest touring shows, such as Hairspray and The Lion King, are performed at this gorgeously restored 2,500-seat venue. The theater, opened in 1926 as a vaudeville stage, is as much an attraction as the shows. It was modeled after the Spanish baroque palaces and is considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the world; the interior walls have ornate cathedral-like stonework, and the gilded plaster ceiling is perforated with tiny lights.

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1192 Market St., at Hyde St., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Published 07/06/2016


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