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“Elegant and Traditional” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Powell Symphony Hall

Powell Symphony Hall
718 North Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103 (Grand Center / Midtown)
+1 314 533 2500
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Ranked #11 of 148 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Symphonies
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St. Louis
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Elegant and Traditional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nothing has changed here in years, but it doesn't have to. Powell Hall is a jewel, especially when it's decked out for Christmas. We were fortunate enough to have row A balcony seats for a recent SLSO performance, so I can't tell you how good the music sounds way in back. I can tell you, though, that from our seats, the view of the stage, the acoustics, the ambience all were amazing and I can't think of a more special place to visit during the holidays.

The staff were all polished and professional, including the bartenders. If you haven't been recently (ever?), please make it a point to get down and support this great local institution. You'll be impressed.

Visited March 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wedding Cake of Classic French Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Grand entry and staircase in Ivory and glittering light. Cloakrooms and great acoustics. If you do not look at the ceiling... you are missing too much. Now, let's talk about the Symphony and Chorus. Always breathtaking. You won't want to leave when the performance is over!

Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 attraction reviews
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“Red Velvet and the Whole Nine Yards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This restored movie theater now a symphony hall for several decades feels at once intimate and extravagantly spacious. With red velvet to the point of seeming like an irrelevant throwback, it's just the ticket for launching you out of your ordinary preoccupations and preparing you for another dimension of reality. Grandeur, elegance, and graciousness abound.

Visited December 2012
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central Illinois
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36 attraction reviews
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“Great place for some music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The Powell is near much of St Louis' other entertainment venue and provides an event laden show season. The seats are some of the best since they don't limit the loge boxes to corporations. Try the Christmas Special with your kids.

Visited December 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful venue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Beautiful building, great acoustics, and plenty of parking - a major plus in this neighborhood. There is a good police presence during events although I wouldn't want to walk alone at night except before and after events. Very close to St. Louis University.

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