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Address: 110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434–245–4910
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Awesome historic theater

We visited the Jefferson Theater for a private event. It is a beautiful venue. The entrance hall is lovely, then the mezzanine/bar area, and below, there is a big open floor in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited the Jefferson Theater for a private event. It is a beautiful venue. The entrance hall is lovely, then the mezzanine/bar area, and below, there is a big open floor in front of the stage. It provides lots of flexibility for event staging in a really unique environment.

Thank FMCMaryland
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have enjoyed every show I have seen. No chairs in "Orchestra area". A few tables with chairs. And two bar areas. Will go back soon.

Thank Mike P
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181 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 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 

3 Thank 4va2000
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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).

1 Thank Shlove55
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148 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

5 Thank MACVirginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank 1soccermotha
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220 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 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!!

Thank Pamiruru
Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

2 Thank VeritasTravelGal
Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

1 Thank PennySacco
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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