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Jefferson Theater

110 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434–245–4910
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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Pamiruru
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 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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135 helpful votes 135 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I was in Charlottesville for a few days and got the opportunity to enjoy two concerts. I love this venue. Great acoustics and a cool vibe. It is centrally located and the talent they book is amazing. I am now following them on Twitter and Facebook, as I want to know of all future concerts.

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Ruckersville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We went to see Sweetwater Band and had a wonderful time. Not really many places to sit so be prepared to either get there early or be on the dance floor.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Amazing concert variety and the tickets are not too expensive. Also the size is pretty small so you can always see the band.

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