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Benaroya Hall

Seattle, WA (Downtown)
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Ranked #19 of 209 Activities in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: The new home of the Seattle Symphony.
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Type: Symphonies, Performances
Owner description: The new home of the Seattle Symphony.

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Seattle, wa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

What can I say? When Seattle builds a new building, it takes them forever to decide on the design and the construction, but then usually does a superb job of building it. Benaroya Hall boasts probably one of the best acoustical experiences of any concert hall in the country. And what more can you want from a symphonic concert hall.

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Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews 90 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great vista for our graduation ceremony.....very difficult parking (expensive event parking) when they have events that occur...........over all they did good.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The hall itself is acoustically tight. It offered a crisp yet well blended sound. The organ used in the concert was a very nice instrument. I really liked the large, comfortable, airy gathering space. Patrons appeared to arrive early so as they could mix and mingle with other concert goers. They had ample food and beverages available inside of this... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
56 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Walking by saw a poster for a free concert! Great selection of unusual piano pieces. What luck! Great venue.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you have not already - attend Beethoven's 9th in Seattle - it is a lovely holiday tradition between Christmas and the New Year.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We had the feeling that people walking past had no idea what this unassuming building was. Indeed we only stepped inside because we saw a Starbucks sign and needed a morning coffee. Benaroya Hall is first and foremost the home of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, but there are all kinds of other events being held there as well. Later in... More 

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Dothan
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The hall has near perfect acoustics, and is a delight. Opt for the "advance beverage service" where you order your drinks before the show and they are waiting for you at intermission.

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San Jose, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The seats are comfortable, the docents are polite & friendly, and no matter where you sit the acoustic is superb.

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WA
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a wonderful venue. We have visited a couple of times, and it seems that the viewing is good even in the "cheap seats". They offer food options, but the lines are often horrendous. There are usually small plate options (just desserts) & beverage service being offered in the venue once they've scanned your tickets, so depending on what... More 

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Meridian, Mississippi
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of watching the Seattle Symphony perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto at Benaroya Hall. We purchased the cheap seats on the second row and were very happy with them. We used the Link light rail system from our hotel near the Sea-Tac airport to travel to and from Benaroya Hall. I would highly recommend Benaroya Hall for... More 

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