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The Birchmere

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An Intimate venue where the Whispers were merely feet away

This was our first time visit. My wife and I attended the Friday October 12, 2018 performance of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Duane R
Richmond, Virginia
Great venue to see bands if you don't want a standing show

Great food, good service, awesome entertainment. My first visit will not be my last. Checking the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our first time visit. My wife and I attended the Friday October 12, 2018 performance of the Whispers. We sat two tables away from stage left where the keyboardist "Duane" of the group played. His personal interaction with the audience was amazing. He...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, good service, awesome entertainment. My first visit will not be my last. Checking the calendar for shows now...

1  Thank GDubCville
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We really enjoyed our experience here watching Morris Day and the Time. There is a nice waiting lounge where you can get snacks and cocktails before you go in the theatre itself. Once inside, all the seats seem to be very good. The table service...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

The Birchmere is a cool venue for a concert. But it is not your typical venue with standing room or rows of chairs. It has general admission seating with long tables and offers a reasonable dinner menu with table service. It is also important to...More

1  Thank GoLeafs85
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Birchmere is an unpretentious venue with a down-home, casual type setting with comfort food and spirits. Second time I have visited venue, seating is around tables, so no room for dancing, although, several people found some room to wiggle when Maysa did a dance set...More

1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

First I have been to this venue several times. I have seen Mint Condition, Boyz 2 Men Rachell Farrell, Christte Michelle, Lyfe Jennings, and in going to see Meloni Fionia 2nite. It's a great venue to see artists up close and personal. Best meal is...More

2  Thank Edward F
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a pretty awesome concert venue where you also buy dinner. Seats are all at tables, and that means there's not much room to move around. Try to sit so you're facing the stage. The food is decent, not great, and on the expensive...More

1  Thank Adam T
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We watched one man Star Wars solo act, which was amazing. Get to Birchmere early as you get to pick your table and order food from a menu with decent American variety. When the show comes on, the room will be dark so you may...More

Thank PearlJamDC
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We love this venue I’ve been here around under five - six times now. Always a great seat, good prices, great service. Fun place, with great acoustics too. We are lucky to have Birchmere too see live music in our area.

1  Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Best Acts showcase here and Najee and his fabulously talented band members rocked the Club in the best way. They each are superstars!! Ticket line went fast, most buy on line. Every seat has it's own vantage point of the stage while sound is...More

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June 11, 2018|
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Response from MrPeteVirginiaBeach | Reviewed this property |
I would call the box office, and also get there when the doors open. (Normally that’s an hour prior) Have fun!
October 4, 2017|
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Response from LRettaK | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The reason you need to go early is to stand in line to receive a number to enter the concert hall. Seating is first come, first serve at the Birchmere. If you look at your tickets, you will see seating is reflected as... More
December 17, 2016|
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Response from Dave P | Reviewed this property |
They give you a stamp so you can go outside and come back in. Didn't see any vapor pens in the theater