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Jefferson Theater

Address: 110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434–245–4910
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
29 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've been to two concerts in this venue. First time, I stood on the main floor, leaning against a wall to listen to the bands. During the opener, I went upstairs to check out the balcony and it was packed and I couldn't find a seat. For my second time, I decided I definitely wanted to sit down during the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are headed to Charlottesville, take a minute or two to see who is playing at the Jefferson. Great place to watch music, and generally they have a great lineup of artists (local and national).

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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A wonderful historic venue for music and fun. Was an old movie theater, still with all the charm and character of a past era. Floor slopes gently to the stage, as movie theater floors do. This can be tiring for your legs after a while standing on an angle and dancing. No seating except for upstairs at the bar area.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Jefferson Theater was renovated several years ago. It was an old movie theater from the 1920's and they took the time to bring it back to life. There are two bars and a large open floor. there is seating on folding chairs for some performances but for most bands it is just an open floor. AT the top there... More 

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175 reviews 175 reviews
63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I love this place - the atmosphere is great. I'm so glad someone had the insight to restore a lovely old theater and use it for music events. What a save!!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The seating is absolutely atrocious, with folding chairs crammed together. It’s really a shame because they book some really good talent. Enduring the venue is more than we’re willing to take. Go if you don’t care about comfort or elbow room.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I've recently discovered the Jefferson Theater. I saw a 90's DJ Band and The Legwarmers there in the last two months. It's like an old vintage theater that they've removed all the seats. Everyone just stands there in front of the stage. Not too big, not too small. They also have a full service bar inside, which is awesome. They... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Jefferson is my favorite place to hear music in Charlottesville. Since it is a remodeled movie theater, the main floor has a gentle slope that allows for excellent sight lines. The variety and quality of acts are impressive.. My only complaint is with the sound board- frequently so loud that the vocals are muddy and drowned out.

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Staunton, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We went to the Jefferson to see The Steep Canyon Rangers and had tickets for the balcony, thankfully. The acoustics were generally pretty good (although I think their sound guy had the instruments too high against the voices). There were seats on the main floor, which I understand is not the usual setup. About halfway through the show, a couple... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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259 reviews 259 reviews
89 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The Jefferson gets really good acts and once in a blue moon, we will trek over the mountain to see one. I love the inside of the theater. It's really a beautiful old building. I have two major issues. First, the seats. I understand that you want to make money and the more seats you have, the more money you... More 

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