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McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 73000 Fred Waring Dr, 1/760/340-ARTS, Palm Desert, CA 92260-2800
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A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety...

A state-of-the-art performing arts center that presents a stunning variety of entertainment and cultural experiences from Broadway productions and opera to classical and rock music.

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Favorite Thing to do in Palm Desert!

Over the past several years we have attended the most wonderful concerts, productions and comedians you could want to see at this lovely theater that has no bad seats. I love the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Penn Valley, California
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Penn Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the past several years we have attended the most wonderful concerts, productions and comedians you could want to see at this lovely theater that has no bad seats. I love the orchestra back row, but have now tried the balcony also and could see just as well. Happy to have seen everyone from the Ten tenors to Dick Van... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Adore this cultural jewel of the Valley serving Palm Springs to Palm Desert and beyond. Interesting and superb programming. An attractive concert hall (probably ready for an update!) and great acoustics. Do whatever you can to go to a concert of some kind here!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing theatre with not a bad seat in the house. Have attended many concerts and plays and have always had a terrific time.

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Palm Desert, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went twice. Once to see k.d.lang and once to see Lily Tomlin. At the Lily Tomlin, it was so loud I couldn't stand it, although Lily was very good. At the k.d. a bunch of people got up and stood in front of us and jumped up and down rocking our entire row and obstructing our view. I appealed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Especially when there is someone on stage who has ties to the desert, and maybe has guests in the audience. Or even if it's just all these connections we usually have tears in her eyes at some point during the performance.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just saw Jane Lynch at this wonderful theatre. Seating is very comfortable and plenty of parking. This is a spectacular venue. Not a bad seat in the house.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were given a pair of tickets to see Jack Jones, one of the greatest singers of all time. Best known by the younger crowd as the singer of the theme song, The Love Boat, Jacks career spans decades. On the night we attended his performance, Jack was singing Frank Sinatra covers. It was our first time at the McCallum... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have attended many performances at this venue. The venue has never disappointed in regards to sight lines and sound quality anywhere in the venue. The quality of the talent is very good with some being excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The McCallum is on par with larger city performing arts centers. Great performances and a beautiful venue!

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Palm Desert, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is really good that we have the MccCallum here in the desert since there are no alternatives short of driving to LA. The variety of available and quite varied program,ing is great if not always too of the line. My only criticism is that the acoustics in the theater are certainl not world class.

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