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“A Civic Center and excellent theater” 4 of 5 stars
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Civic Center
710 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24016
540-853-2241
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Ranked #15 of 29 Attractions in Roanoke
Type: Civic Centers
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Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular Broadway shows as well as big name music concerts.
McCormick, SC
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229 reviews 229 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“A Civic Center and excellent theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This complex is a coliseum adjacent to a large theater auditorium. I was here for a large high school graduation but happened to see the schedule of up coming events. It was loaded. Something going on all the time heer. It's a vey nice venue.

Visited May 2014
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Staunton, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Efficiency and information poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Recently went to Alison Krause and Willie Nelson concert. Was not informed when bought online tickets parking passes required. Went to center however could not pay for parking and was instructed to go back downtown to park and catch shuttle. Arrived at center very few employees around to help with where the will call windows located, etc. went back to gate 1 out of sun to await entry. No one allowed in until 6 pm and two employees at this gate to search folks and take tickets. Needless to say not good and drink lines were long. After concert there was a huge line to return to parking with one employee filling one bus at a time! This was ridiculous for hundreds awaiting buses. Lack of efficiency due to lack of employees was ridiculous. This was two trips in one, first and last to Roanoke Civic center. They should take some tips on how to move crowds from our friends at Disney

Visited May 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Has some good events, But sadly needs a lot of work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The main building has seen its years of use and abuse and is starting to show it, from the small stadium style seating to the obligatory sticky concrete floors coated with years of cotton candy and soda. And the horribly designed bathrooms that have massive lines to use due to poor design.
I think Roanoke needs to look into a remodel of the old beast and give it a facelift!

Visited November 2013
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Welcome, Maryland
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143 reviews 143 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Justin Moore concert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We went to the civic center to see Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Josh Thompson. The singers were great. The civic center is small and easy to get in and out. The parking is free which was very nice. The only negative was the line for beer was VERY long. There were only two lines in the whole place for a $5 draft beer. That could have been done differently and made the process a lot smoother.

Visited April 2014
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“volleyball tournament”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Awesome place for the games, easy to find and plenty of parking. Enjoy watching the girls play. The kindest workers I have seen.

Visited March 2014
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