|Address:||222 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA|
Im just a regular joe, and am probably not qualified to review a theater... so lets do this! Parking was very convenient, as I chose the lot across the street. Stairwells didnt smell like urine, so it already beats out the Greyhound bus terminal parking garage in Riverside CA for ambiance. On our way to will call, my daughter and I had an intellectual conversation about the pronunciation of Herberger. Was is her-burger or was it her-ber-ger? Curse you, Hooked On Phonics! My tickets were delivered posthaste. The atrium seemed fancy until I beheld the swap meet tables functioning as the focal point. But Ize white trash, so I purchased one of them there comedy/drama mask necklace charms. I liked the bar set in the hallway. I waited less than a minute both times I frequented it. Oh, how very cosmopolitan I felt with my hand crafted soda. You might want to skip the cookies though... a little doughy for this dough-boy. Yeah, I know they dont have goats milk, but you can bring your own... in a flask... concealed. BTW, they will only let you bring bottled water into the auditorium... and if you plan on eating and hard candy during the performance, then you best unwrap it before the drama commences, or risk a public cane-ing... because there were many spectators with walking sticks. Im enamored with the look, and plan on being a man about town when I order my new shillelagh. The mens room stalls had ample room... a place where a man of stature can put some distance between his knees. Actually, I only had to go number one. Jealous?!? The theater was very intimate. I dont think there was a bad seat in the house. I did feel a little cramped, as my knees touched the back of the seat in front of me. How I longed for the legroom of the stall. But Im a big guy. The seats were comfortably padded. Big Bonus: my shoes didnt stick to the floor. I thought the acoustics were great, as I didnt miss more than a few words. My 15 year old daughter enjoyed it enough to come back, so I am looking forward to attending Aprils presentation of Mockingbird. Thank you her-burger for a delightful venue.
Saw the musical "Snapshots" here on New Years Eve. We had excellent seats center stage about ten rows back. Sound from orchestra pit was excellent, singing was clear and not too loud. Show was only fair, but the theater had nothing to do with that! Ushers and other staff (and theres plenty of them) are all very friendly and helpful. One cool service the concession stand offers is letting you pre-order and pay for your intermission cocktail, snack, etc. before the show starts. Then its waiting for you in a designated place with your name on it. Not many people seemed to hit the bar at the break of this show so I probably didnt need to use the service, (maybe they were laying back until the power drinking later on New Years Eve) but I can see how this pre-order would be really valuable with more of a party crowd and a little less blue hair!
Jan 2017 "Cooking With The Calamari Sisters" is an entertaining comedy for both men and women. I went with a group of 25 lady friends. Our friend "volunteered" to participate on stage and we were rewarded with antipasto : artichokes, mozerella, pepperoni, and baguette! The bar in the waiting area offered delicious reasonably priced refreshments (eg. $2 coffee) and snacks (eg home made brownies and cookies @ $2 each). The ushers were patient, curtious, and helpful. Were still all giggles about the jokes they cracked.
I work at the theater and was ushering the "West Side Story." I have seen that show many times in various cities and must say this is maybe the best and most moving production I have seen of it. The show received a standing ovation from a not terribly crowded theater. If you have seen it before, never seen it, or wish to see it again, by all MEANS GO. YOU will not be disappointed.
I really liked the intimate seating of the theater. The play we saw was good and the staff were all friendly and helpful. They have some sort of parking deal that we only saw once inside, so maybe look for that on their website. Otherwise parking will probably cost you $12. All of the street parking I found was only for 2 hours so probably dont park there.
We recently saw two shows here. One on the main stage and one on the "kax stage" both shows were great. There isnt a bad seat in the main theatre and the kax stage is an intimate stage with very limited seating. I was worried at first, but it really made the whole show an up close and intimate experience!!! We loved it!
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Newly remodeled with gorgeous statues outside and an art gallery inside, the Herberger Theater is a much need center for the arts in downtown Phoenix. I love all three of the theaters with Lunch Time Theater matinees too! There is always something going on here. Downtown Phoenix is lucky to have the Herberger Theater!
Its where the audience can meet the arts. Professional Theater performances, fun festivals, fundraisers, First Fridays during cooler weather. The art gallery on premises and the auxiliary gallery across the street showcase talented artists works.
The shows Ive seen here are asking. Aside from that, its very well organized. Ive never had a problem being over crowded when there is more than one show playing. Getting my tickets from will call was not an issue. Finding my seat was very easy.
Beautiful venue! Great sound and lighting. Seen a couple Broadway shows here and both were very well done. I would recommend sitting towards the middle rows h-n seem to be the best. Great acoustics and overall love this venue!
We watched Shrek the Musical, presented by the Valley Youth Group. The theatre itself was clean and comfortable, and all of the staff was super friendly. Parking was easy since there were garages just a block over.
Great small venue but NOT handicap friendly... almost no handicap parking and no one iinside tthe venue to provide info and help find seats. Also working with 90s technology, no ability to scan tickets
Weve been here many times. Prices are reasonable and the seating is very intimate. Check out discounts on second viewing and the shows where you can meet the actors after. Great time every time.
Great plays- saw a dance show here recently. Multi level seating but smaller than I expected. On the flip side they get you very close to the stage no matter where you sit.
The theatre is comfortable to begin with, good seats, good leg room. And it feels like a small theatre. Then there are the excellent plays and actors. One of the good ones!
I absolutely love attending shows at this venue. It is beautifully designed and the seating is set up so no matter wear you sit you will have a good view of the stage.
Its a beautiful theater and couldnt be in a better location. Parking is a bit of hassle but i recommend using ParkWhiz and pre-purchasing a valet at the nearby hotel.
The theatre is surprisingly intimate, and Im pretty sure theres bit a bad seat in the house. Comfortable theatre experience, and a beautiful art gallery upstairs.
Great place to see a show. Not a bad seat in the house, sound is great even to the balcony. They make great use of a small stage to build grand scenes.