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“New and Clean, Lacking Historic Ambiance” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Touhill Performing Arts Center

Touhill Performing Arts Center
One University Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63121-4499
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“New and Clean, Lacking Historic Ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Touhill is a newer theatre on the campus of the University of Missouri St. Louis. It is a very well built theatre with comfortable seating which all has great views of the stage. The lobby area is vast and has plenty of space for pre show and intermission events.

Parking is plentiful and free. It’s on a college campus in a not-so-safe area (campus is safe) so there are no dining options anywhere nearby.

My big issue with Touhill is the fact that it is new, and in a suburban setting. St. Louis has so many historic theatres (Powell, Peabody/Kiel, Fox, Sheldon) that offer the ambiance and environment that I think is more suited for many of the classy performances. Touhill has that sterile and dry atmosphere that takes away from many shows.

Visited August 2011
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“Beautiful Venue on Campus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

The center opened in 2003. There are two theaters, Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, a 1,600 seat European-styled opera house and a 350 seat E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater. The center is a state-of-the-art performance space in which plays, musicals, instrumental and vocal music concerts, and dance concerts are produced. It is located on the campus of the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Parking is convenient and free. All seats are excellent.

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