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Lexington Opera House

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Address: 401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1205
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+1 859-233-4567
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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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I've been several times most recently last week to Cinderella. The production was great, it was a very nice establishment and the staff were all friendly and efficient. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hyden, Kentucky
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Hyden, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been several times most recently last week to Cinderella. The production was great, it was a very nice establishment and the staff were all friendly and efficient. Great place!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

A beautifully restored and maintained opera house. Very intimate venue. We were in the mezanine for a concert and were very happy with the view and acoustics.

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Sadieville, Kentucky
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the annual Nutcracker ballet and we were very glad we did. We had never been to a production here before and we are so glad we made it this year to see the production. We sat in the 3rd level right along the edge and had a great view of the whole stage. It... More 

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Thank Christopher N
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

they keep this place clean and well kept. The staff are very polite and always do a great job helping to the seats and other needed things.

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Thank kyfishing
Lexington, Kentucky
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68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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.

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Thank Tami N
Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

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Delta, Utah
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42 reviews
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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 

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Madison, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

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Thank cordoc
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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

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