Von Braun Center
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Von Braun Center is a multipurpose facility located in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. It offers multiple venues for presenting cultural, educational, entertainment, sporting and social events. With over 170,000 sqft of flexible meeting space The VBC is able to accommodate events of all sizes.
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Sherlock2532
Hartselle, AL39 contributions
Jun 2022
Mark Smith Hall is a very nice theatre play set up. There are plenty of ushers to assist you and show you to your seats and remain accessible for any assistance that might be needed during a show or performance. Not a bad seat in the building.

Some cons:
The hall has many portals to make access seating to outer seats very easy. BUT be carefull on steps when lights are low. Saw one in attendance make a fall by not seeing a step up to get out at portal 6.

Currently the area and civic center still has plenty of construction and there are fences blocking the sidewalks between the Von Braun center and the Mark Smith Hall which meant having to walk in the road if coming from that direction. Just seemed unsafe to be set up like that.

The musical was allowed to sell tshirts etc right at the restrooms entrance and this created a major bottleneck of people when event was over. Needs better location set up when selling items or keepsakes of the event.

Tickets are thru ticketmaster so a $49 ends up with fees to be $18 more (order processing fee, facility fee, service fee). For 2 tickets it ended up $134. Not saying the musical was not worth it but fees almost as much as another ticket.

There is a nice and convenient parking deck across street and access from both Clinton and Church streets. Parking only $5.
Written June 6, 2022
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linmikga
Wedowee, AL306 contributions
Oct 2021
We came to Huntsville to attend a Three Dog Night concert at the Von Braun Center. It is the first time we were at an event at this venue and found it very nice. Our seats were comfortable and on the main floor in row L. The view of the stage was good and the acoustics in the hall were good. Security was through and friendly without neglecting their responsibility. There seemed to be ample parking at the venue at a reasonable price. Signage to the hall could have been a bit better, but there were plenty of others going to the same place so it wasn’t too difficult. We enjoyed the concert and liked the venue. Looking forward to future opportunities to go back.
Written October 23, 2021
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain, TN794 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a top-drawer arena for sports. We visited for a minor-league hockey game. The place is clean, good family atmosphere, comfortable seats and good sight-lines. Tickets were reasonable and the place was 3/4s full on a Sunday afternoon. One of the best venues in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Written February 17, 2020
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Thank you so much for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your time in our venue and we're lucky to have such an awesome home hockey team! :)
Written February 19, 2020
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Henryfamily
Saint Simons Island, GA21 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Why does this facility and the space center in Huntsville memorialize a nazi war criminal? Yes, he advanced American technological superiority during the Cold War, but only after he was captured and imprisoned for cooperating with Nazi party to kill tens of thousands during World War 2. A real hero would have done differently.
Written July 29, 2019
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V F
19 contributions
Nov 2015
Many choices of food, drinks and tons of choices of local craft beers at each event. Huntsville Havoc plays hockey at this venue. Great view no matter where you sit!
Written November 13, 2015
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Cary and Kelly R
Mobile, AL2,495 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Super enjoyed this place! Great layout, nice facilities - no complaints here at all. Enjoyed everything about it! They even have some pretty decent concessions food!
Written October 8, 2018
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ifnot4grace31
TN13 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
This facility is very nice, and bigger than what I had expected. There were several events going on when we went. We went to see a play. I would definitely recommend seeing something at this venue.
Written February 20, 2012
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drj999999
Albertville, AL262 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Saw the Huntsville Symphony in the concert hall. Excellent performance and great acoustics. Great access from the parking garage and from the Embassy Suites. Very convenient and feels safe.
Written September 30, 2019
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Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the show. :)
Written December 17, 2019
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Karol2
The Woodlands, TX96 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We enjoyed Sarah’s performance but it was very distracting with people holding up their cell phones to video the performance. The lights all around were very distracting. People hoot and holler. Not very tasteful. I don’t think we will spend this kind of money on tickets for any more concert hall performances with this type of behavior. There was no introduction of the performer by the VBC either. No signs or announcements were done to tell people to turn off cell phones. The ushers also let people come and go all during the concert, instead of at least waiting until a song was finished. So the doors are constantly shining light in, which adds to distraction. It may just be that Alabama folks in general do not know how to act in public at concerts.
Written February 26, 2019
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smmarkfan
Huntsville, AL143 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
My best girl and I decided to ring in 2019 with a night at the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Program was The Music of John Williams, an easy entry into classical for a couple of bumkins like us! ;O)

We must say that it was a quite enjoyable experience. This show was very heavily attended and quite crowded and we were certainly out of our element, but the ushers and thoughtful attendees offered plenty of appreciated direction which made our visit that much more enjoyable.​

HSO hits heavy for their size, with a world-class conductor and stellar musicians. The concert hall acoustics and view from the balcony were very good. I never felt like we could have had better seats. My only real complaint was that I felt the seats were about two inches too close together. I actually joked with those around me if they knew when the plane was scheduled to land!
Written January 7, 2019
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