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The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre

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Address: 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY
Phone Number: 502-584-7777
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Beautiful Center

Arrived at the start of the second act and did not get to look inside. Staff was excellent and let me look around the lobby. The music sounded great. Would like to attend a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Arrived at the start of the second act and did not get to look inside. Staff was excellent and let me look around the lobby. The music sounded great. Would like to attend a concert one day.

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Scipio, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Leaving early in case we had to combat I 65 traffic, we found convenient parking on street a couple blocks away. Parking meters are free on Sunday. It was Christmas in March (tix were a gift), as we enjoyed a matinee show of the Lion King. This was the next to the last performance in this run so the actors... More 

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New Berlin, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went to see the Lion King and it was a great show the stage was great for this show. Very nice experience. The building is a bit outdated, but not disgusting in any way.

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Louisville, KY
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to see the Lion King at the Kentucky Center. The show was great, music and sound were great. The center is nice may need a little updating but for the most part it was a nice evening with the family

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Last night was one of many outstanding performances we have seen at beautiful Kentucky Center; The Lion King was mesmerizing with it's acting, singing, costuming, and innovative techniques in wardrobe and set, a truly spectacular musical, worthy of its worldwide acclaim from Broadway on through the years. I have many performances through seasons of Broadway Live and Kentucky Opera, not... More 

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Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The venue is getting a little worn, needs some updates, but the acoustics and layout are great - would gladly see another show here.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We have been to several shows over the years, and recently saw the Lion King at the Kentucky Center. But our evening on the town quickly turned sour. After gaining admission and finding out seats, we got up to take our young child to the restroom before the show. When we returned, other folks were sitting in our seats. They... More 

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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189 reviews 189 reviews
23 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had the privilege of being in Louisville for the first time and being invited to see the Louisville Orchestra perform. It was terrific and the venue was wonderful, great acoustics, and very conveniently located on Main St. I liked it so much I'm going back tomorrow to see the Midtown Men backed by the orchestra.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Last month attended a performance by Jeanne Robertson. On the advice of the ticket office, we got balcony seats. Apparently, the theater was built to 'play to the balcony'. The man was right! Acoustics were perfect and every word was crystal clear. The performance was also quite enjoyable.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We use to go The Kentucky Center all the time. Then I think someone new bought it. Don't know for sure. But they started to let people bring drinks into the center. Now you have people spilling drinks, bringing in food, leaving all that trash. Then it started the downward spiral. People don't dress up and act nice when they... More 

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