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Ruth Eckerd Hall

1111 North McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759
(727) 791-7400
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Ranked #7 of 33 Attractions in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Ruth Eckerd Hall's near perfect acoustics have received rave reviews from artists, technicians and audience members since opening in 1983. Combined... more » Owner description: Ruth Eckerd Hall's near perfect acoustics have received rave reviews from artists, technicians and audience members since opening in 1983. Combined with state of the art equipment, comfortable amenities and world class entertainment, it's no wonder that it has been recognized as one of Tampa Bay's best concert halls numerous times as well as a finalist for Pollstar's Theater of the Year twice. In 2003, the Hall's audience chamber received a complete refurbishment, its 2,180 seats were reconfigured to accommodate more patrons with disabilities, and lobby and restrooms were expanded.Ruth Eckerd Hall has continental-style seating. Almost every patron prizes a center seat and continental-style provides the maximum possible. There are no support columns, no obstructed views. Seating is sloped and staggered. For safety and comfort, the aisle space is wider than traditional layouts; entry and exit can be made while patrons remain seated. There are 14 sets of double doors leading out from the audience chamber. With this configuration, a full house can be cleared in a matter of minutes.Among the original community leaders who conceptualized building a performing arts center this side of Tampa Bay, was Jack Eckerd. During construction, Mr. Eckerd designated a significant contribution as a birthday gift to his beloved wife, Ruth, making the dream a reality. The Hall proudly bears her name. « less
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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The theatre was awesome! Convenient location, and easy in/out! My visit was actually 10 2010, but I don't have that choice in the drop-down. Saw "Celtic Thunder." What a performance!

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

One thing I love about Ruth Eckerd is the awesome acoustics. There is no bad seat when it comes to sound.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great venue! I have been here 3 times and its been great each time. The music quality and the small venue allow you to really get the experience of the band/group you are watching. The parking is good, had to walk quite a way but was worth it! I actually sat very close and got to enjoy... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Seats are comfortable, vantage point from any location is good as is the sound. I have attended many performances for over 20 years.

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Largo, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Never a bad seat in the house. Have been to Ruth Eckerd Hall many times for different types of entertainment, and it is the most perfect place to see your favorite entertainer in an intimate setting.

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Clearwater, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to dozens of shows at REH, bottom line, you cant beat the sound, and there is hardly a bad seat in the house.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I saw a concert at this venue and can say it's not a good venue for concerts. The acoustics wasn't good and I dislikes how the seating was.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

great concert. with nice seats and good acoustics. Nice place to have a little concert reminds me of some great little theaters

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Mobile
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Friendly staff, affordable prices, clean facility. Will go there again. The productions were very good.

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Chicago
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This music venue has a wonderful sound system and free parking, but I did not like the seating. Rows of seating.....with only side aisles mean that if someone in sitting in a prime center seat, if they need to get up for any reason, MANY people need to stand up to let the person out, and that in turn blocks... More

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