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The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre

501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY (Central Business District)
502-584-7777
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Ranked #20 of 78 attractions in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
Most recent review
- Jul 18, 2014
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Winchester, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

A quick 20 minute movie about Kentucky (history and present). It really is a beautiful film, well done and narrated. A nice cool respite on a hot afternoon. Also, it explains "Kentucky Proud". It's nice that everywhere you get that feeling...natives here really are proud of where they are from. And they should be!

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Attended a performance of The Nutcracker by the Louisville Ballet. The theater was excellent and the production was wonderfull. The Kentucky Center is a great venue right on the river.

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Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We saw Book of Mormon and were delighted at the fun show, the great acoustics, the sight lines, and the welcoming staff. Everything was completely professional. Staff members were most welcoming. Only one disappointment: The Kentucky Center Bar did not seem to have the appetizers described on the venue's website, so we were pretty hungry by the end of the... More

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Louisville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

So glad that The Kentucky Center is on the Broadway Across America series! We just had Grand Tier row A center seats for "The Book of Mormon". Such a creative (although TOTALLY inappropriate) show! KCA has a great stage for these shows. Great acoustics for concerts also. So fortunate to have this wonderful space in our beautiful city.

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Georgetown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I took my boyfriend to see Gavin Degraw in concert, any we really enjoyed it. There isn't a bad seat in the theatre. It is so beautiful inside this small but warm theatre. I will definitely go back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My family and I spent $150 for tickets and had the worst experience ever. My two year old would not sit still in my lap and wanted to be in the aisle. I repeatedly try to remove him, but he wasn't cooperating. The aisle attendent continually harrassed my about him being in the aisle and I told her he is... More

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Palmyra, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Getting tickets was kind of odd. If you bought them online or by phone you had to pay a extra fee, but if you bought them at the box office there was no extra fee. The young lady at the box office was so nice and helped us get our tickets. Thank you very much Grace R. We enjoyed the... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the shows this theatre. Beautiful ambiance in a small but warm theatre. Really not a bad seat in the house. Seating is a little tight, especially if you are tall. Parking is easy and reasonable around the area as well. Recommend this if you are in town and enjoy smaller theatre/dance productions.

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Stevensville, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We enjoyed a fine performance of War Horse by a traveling production. How perfect to see a show about a horse in Louisville! The audience was wonderful: enthusiastic and appreciative. The facility was lovely: nice seating, clean, comfortable. There is no center aisle in the theater, so depending on where your seats are, you may find people climbing over you... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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240 reviews 240 reviews
67 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The center is getting really old and needs updating. The problem is funding. Many shows are not doing well because of the economy. The ballet has been using canned music because it can not afford the orchestra. This takes so much away from the ballet. The center has acoustic problems from the design which is well documented. The center use... More

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