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The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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My Favorite - Jackson Browne

We traveled to Louisville so we could see Jackson Browne for the 18th time in 5 states. I was glad... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Patty B
Nashville, Tennessee
I love the Arts!

So grateful to have two very exquisite venues in Louisville KY that have given us amazing shows and... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky
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Home to many of the city’s major arts organizations, The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts brings the finest in music, dance, theater and more to Kentucky! We are the home for Louisville’s nationally-renowned arts scene, to the Louisville...more
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501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2919
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+1 502-584-7777
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

We traveled to Louisville so we could see Jackson Browne for the 18th time in 5 states. I was glad the venue was nice. Convenient to local hotels and restaurants. Staff was very nice and helpful. I was sorry to hear they had a fire...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

So grateful to have two very exquisite venues in Louisville KY that have given us amazing shows and showcased unique and different talents from all over the world. I moved from upstate NY 17 years ago and had my 3 trips to NYC every year...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We were given tickets to this excellent performance for Christmas from our kids. This concert was awesome as was the venue. We had wonderful seats—Orchestra, Row H. The video and live music by Rain was absolutely fabulous. It was truly amazing how they could take...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Great venue. Beautiful theater. Comfy seating. Seats on edges can't see the stage if there are speakers for concerts. Acoustics are good.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Went to see a concert for the American Choral Directors Association. Venue is nice, great seating and the stage is easily visible from any location. Sound was great.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We were gifted 4 tickets at Christmas to see the Yamato Drummer of Japan here. It was a great show and the setting was STUNNING. They had snacks available for purchase (accepted cards) and the lines to the bathrooms moved quickly. 2 adults and 2...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed visiting the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and the visit this summer to see “Momma Mia’” was no exception. Great music and acting by the touring cast. Enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

My wife and I saw Home Free here on 12/7/17. Since it is a 1400 seat theater, we had excellent seats. Despite being in the last row it still seemed as if we were right up front. Beautiful restoration work and easy parking.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Bernie G
Reviewed October 28, 2017

My wife and I very much enjoy the theater and this venue is much closer than New York. We now are Patrons and having season tickets with the same seats every show makes it much nicer. The staff here are so professional and helpful you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hoosierdad04
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center was absolutely awesome. Great musicians! It was almost two hours of pure magic. I highly recommend seeing this show if you get the chance. Thanks to the Kentucky Center for providing quality entertainment.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Isabel H
March 1, 2018|
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Response from bobbim892 | Reviewed this property |
I would not get first or second row, the stage is raised and it would be better ten rows back or so
Mark W
November 15, 2017|
Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
We were in row B near center and it was perfect but for the Nutcracker I think I personally would prefer to be a little further back and at more of an elevation.
Ginny W
April 21, 2017|
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Response from RondaG69 | Reviewed this property |
The Galt House is close by.