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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland

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The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (opened as the Portland Publix Theatre before becoming the Paramount Theatre after 1930) is a historic theater building and performing arts center in Portland, Oregon, United States. Part of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, it is home to the Oregon Symphony, Portland Youth Philharmonic, Metropolitan Youth Symphony, White Bird Dance Company, and Portland Arts & Lectures. It is also a concert and film venue. Originally (and sometimes still referred to as) the Paramount Theatre, it is also locally nicknamed "The Schnitz".

It is the last surviving theater building on Broadway, which was once lined with large theater houses.

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  • This is a very nice place to see an event or musical performance. It has great acoustics and feels pretty intimate without feeling too small. The ticket prices here are usually very expensive though.....  more »
  • We went to see, "Sarah Mclachlan" at the concert hall. We saw her almost 15 years ago in Boise, Idaho. When arriving at our seats in the very last row I had concerns about the sound. When she came on....  more »
  • We have seats on the aisle and the ability to see the stage is great from there. The sound for music presentations is fantastic,  more »
  • We had the privilege of enjoying a concert by the Oregon Symphony. This venue is beautiful and large enough for fantastic concerts, but small enough to navigate to and from your seats easily. All of the staff that we encountered were friendly and super helpful. We are looking forward to future concerts here!
  • This place is absolutely amazing! I took lessons with an orchestra member and he recommended that I try the place out. I have been going to every single concert! I am a younger subscriber, but the quality of music for the price almost feels like I’m stealing from them. It’s absolutely the greatest in terms of quality, service, and respect for customers. I will continue to go there for the rest of my life. It truly is a central community for the great city of Portland. The work they do makes it a better place than one can imagine. Thank you Oregon Symphony for making my musical experience that much better!!!!
  • I grew up attending classical kids concerts with my family and now I visit with my fiance. Our recent trips have been for the Harry Potter Concert series. It's such a magical, beautiful space that brings back many memories. I was honored to go on several tours of the building throughout the years.
  • Always very pleased to come here. It's just a beautiful place. Went to my first concert here in 1977-78, Queen.... We come here once a month to hear the Oregon Symphony. Wonderful as always
  • This place is beautiful and has some really great shows come through! ✨✨ But, it’s definitely not plus size friendly 🙁 It’s too hard to enjoy myself in the narrow seats without leg room. After trying twice, the awesome stuff coming through just isn’t an option for me anymore.

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