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Address: 401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1205
Phone Number: 859-233-4567

Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live...

Meticulously restored 1886 opera house hosts Broadway Live and Variety Live series, as well as concerts and local arts performances.

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Beautiful venue

The Opera House is a beautiful venue and the acoustics are very good. It was a little tight in the upper balcony as far as leg room. I will go back again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tami N
Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Opera House is a beautiful venue and the acoustics are very good. It was a little tight in the upper balcony as far as leg room. I will go back again.

Thank Tami N
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently attended a performance of Rent and loved the Opera House as a cozy venue, but the egress is crowded and difficult. I worry about exiting the building during an emergency.

Thank HI_McDunnough
Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Opera House several times for varying performances (Operas, Fundraising concerts, musicals). The place is beautiful! Red velvet and gold with chandeliers everywhere you look. The seats are VERY uncomfortable, so I tend to go see musicals and theater at the Aronoff in Cincy instead of here. Drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and small snacks are available at... More 

Thank Morgan C
Delta, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We attended a production of The National tour of Once last week and enjoyed the show immensely. The theater was lovely, with everyone from will call to ushers being most helpful. We entered the theater during the matinee performance to ask about parking, and where the stage door was located. The usher in the lobby was so kind and helpful,... More 

Thank Chandlerk7
Madison, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This historic old theater venue displays history and charm. Built before sound amplification, the acoustics are superb. As per the period (1880 - 1890) the seating capacity is only moderate, but there did not appear to be a bad seat in the house. I had seen "The Producers" several times, and the relatively small stage did not detract from the... More 

Thank cordoc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The Opera House has a wonderful charm and character perfect for plays and musicals. Not a bad seat and the staff amd very helpful and friendly. My son and I saw The Producers this weekend. The actors were exceptional. Set design was good. The orchestra was flawless. We were disappointed however, at the elimination of the character LSD in this... More 

Thank Bettina R
Crittenden, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I spent a wonderful afternoon at the Lexington showing of "Beauty and the Beast" on Sunday. The seats were great and the production was amazing! It was easily accessible and parking was no problem just across the street. The crowd was orderly and we would love to go again soon.

Thank Rimrock52
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am concluding the sixth and final Broadway Live production this Sunday at the Lexington Opera House. I recommend almost any live performance at the Opera House. The seating is classic opera house seating with two balcony levels and two upper boxes on each side. A full house is just under 900 seats. The sound system is excellent and whether... More 

Thank dwshepherd
Cleves, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I went with other family members to see 98.1 The Bull's Country Acoustic Jam. Very nice venue and the staff there was superb. We will go there again for future concerts.

Thank traveler2151
Georgetown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2014

Been to several shows at the Opera House, they have all been good. Great seating and sound quality for any event. The staff has always been super friendly and helpful. Downside is no parking, just park on the street and hike it. Not worth paying to park, they are all a good walk anyways.

Thank Cassie B

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