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“Beautiful theater” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Victoria Hall

Victoria Hall
14, rue du General-Dufour, Geneva, Switzerland (Hollande)
41 22 418 35 00
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Manila, Philippines
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“Beautiful theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I have been here for concerts. It is a beautiful theater with a lot of ornamentation. The seats are not the usual upholstered theater seats. They are made of woven cane. What is nice is that they are quite wide for a theater. It makes a grand setting for any concert.

Visited November 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Queen of Halls, the Victoria Hall of Geneva”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Although relatively small by European standards, the Victoria Hall, a few minutes stroll from the gorgeous Place Neuve, boasts excellent ecoustics and a setting evoking the brilliance of the belle époque. Rachmaninov's 1st piano concerto was a delight, followed by Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique. Interior is truly beautiful with its gilt ornamentation, frescoed ceilings, red velvet seats and plush royal box. This more than compensates for the chaste, almost dull, reception area, although Winterhalter's portrait of Queen Victoria (after whom the hall was named) is well worth admiring. Champagne in the bar is ok but if you have time, catch your apéros at the Café Lyrique, just 3 minutes away.

Visited May 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Beautiful place and sound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

You will not regret if you go there for a nice concert. The place is beautiful, acoustic is excellent.

Visited May 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Amazing!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Victoria Hall is such an amazing Theatre Hall. Located in the downtown of Geneva , it give the feel of moving back 100 years. The site is good with exceptional architecture.

Visited December 2012
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“A concert at Victoria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Rather large by Geneva standards, this concert hall has very nice acoustics with uncomfortable balcony seats and cheaply decorated interior.

Visited February 2013
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