Rapids Theatre

Rapids Theatre, Niagara Falls: Hours, Address, Rapids Theatre Reviews: 4/5

Rapids Theatre
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Lisa
1 contribution
Thieves!
Nov 2020 • Couples
I purchased concert tickets for a concert that was initially postponed and eventually cancelled. The ticket service (Etix) that Rapids Theatre (venue) used for this show hasn't been able to provide refunds to the ticket buyers (like myself) because the venue is withholding the funds. I haven't received any communication at all from Rapids Theatre and Etix has indicated that they are waiting for Rapids Theatre to provide them with the money from the ticket sales so they can then issue refunds to the paying customers.
Written June 16, 2021
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twopassatman
Montreal, Canada15 contributions
Perfect spot for a great NYE bash!
Dec 2019
Went to spend NYE 2019 across the border with one of the greatest bands of all time. Beautiful theatre and good views from all around. Friendly staff.
Written January 8, 2020
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Karen G
Littleton, CO5 contributions
Had a Great Time!
Feb 2019
Saw Coheed and Cambria, good views from anywhere in the venue, easy to get to, o.k. parking, had a great time!
Written April 13, 2019
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JazzyButtons
Brantford, Canada587 contributions
Good Concert Venue
Mar 2018 • Couples
We came here to see a concert and were very happy with the venue. We had a party of four and the we thought the sound, lighting and seating was very good. We had a balcony table for the four of us, it's first come basis so get there early to get a better table. The restrooms were close by with an upstairs bar area and be careful with the steps at your table. The area outside the Rapids Theatre is a bit sketchy but a police station is right next door. Lots of parking behind the venue but get there early to get your table.
Written June 19, 2018
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Anthony C
1 contribution
Dont ever go to this venue
May 2018 • Friends
I have been going to concerts for 15years maybe more. I have NEVER left a show more disapointed and angry as I did today. What the hell is this nonsense!? Posting set times that are over an hour off!? As well as shortening sets to get everyone out by 11.

We went for Veil Of maya. I love DGD and I wanted to see both. I showed up at just after 8, expecting to have enough time to grab a drink and find a good spot. And then DGD comes out and I find out I missed Veil of Maya bY 20min, rather then being 10min early.

My friends and i Will NEVER go back to the Rapids Theater. That is the second show where the venue changed things from the rest of the tour.

The venue said doors 630, show 730. There should have been 4 bands playing. We got there at 8 hoping to see 3 of the 4. Nope, they decided to put the first band on near 30min early, AND bands sets were all shortened to get people out by 11.
Written May 13, 2018
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t_niagara86
Welland, Canada114 contributions
Great Concert Venue
Dec 2017 • Couples
This was a great concert venue! Getting in was efficient, staff and security were all courteous and professional. Bar tender was helpful and friendly. The actual concert (Chevelle) was perfect. The sound quality was amazing. We'll be looking for more concerts out of this theatre. Also, it's beautiful inside, I can understand why they rent it for weddings too.
Written December 9, 2017
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tmf101
Cartersville, GA26 contributions
This rating is for the management, not the venue!
May 2017
My 16 year old daughter and I went to the venue on the first night the band played as they were there 2 nights. The venue is in a "shady" part of town but there was a girl out front taking names and putting a black magic marker number on people's hand to be the first 100 people in. There was drinking, drugs, and within an hour this girl was waking around with no pants. I told my daughter it was time to go as we were huddled in a corner waiting for a cab. The manager and staff came out to go home for the evening. I asked Mark and Grace if this was normal and where the security was. They told us to go home, that this girl did not work for the Theatre, and they would personally make sure we receive a wristband in the morning. We arrived at the appointed time and called Mark as was told. He NEVER ANSWERED HIS PHONE! I really didn't care for the wristband but my daughter held up hope that a man had given his word. We spoke to the very rude girl at the box office who kept saying for 3 hours he knew we were there. Finally, after 4 hours, with n word from Mark or this Justin guy who also gave his word George, a security man came out. He apologized for the situation and said he couldn't get us a band as promised but we would be number 101 and 102. George allowed us to go back to our hotel, change clothes and be back in 1 1/2 hours. If one of those people had just told us that as we sat in front of the venue calling and calling we could have had a fantastic day exploring Niagara Falls. Thanks to them all we did was sit on a curb and loose 40.00 in cab fare coming and going on broken promises. I have nothing to say about the venue.
Written June 11, 2017
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kevin k
Sarnia, Canada42 contributions
Concert Visit
Feb 2017 • Couples
We had a great time here! More than enough bartenders to keep up with demand. We were coming from the Canadian side of the border. Was easy to cab across the border and check out the show while meeting some great people from across the border!
Pros: cheap drinks!
Nice inside
Good acoustics
No problem getting a cab after the show
Cons: Not sloped so hard to see from the mid to back of the floor
Not much balcony space for a concert
Coat check slow as they were selling popcorn and snacks in the same line
May be a slightly sketchy area lol
Our band didn't show (Sick Puppies) although no fault of the venue, but the other bands performed great (Skillet, Devour the Day)
Written May 16, 2017
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carpe_itineris
Carlsbad, CA440 contributions
fun venue
May 2017 • Couples
Nicely restored theater, with great acoustics. We were here for a Need To Breathe concert. The place was full, but didn't feel packed. Drinks were reasonably priced and staff was great. Nice venue to catch a live performance! Parking is not an issue. Lots of street parking in the surrounding neighborhood.
Written May 16, 2017
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SharkByte_Rob
North Tonawanda, NY123 contributions
Beautifully Restored Theater, Great Sound.
Jan 2017 • Couples
It seems to be located in a somewhat sketchy part of town. It's outside the main tourist area on Main Street which looks like it used to be a sort of bustling small-town, but most of the shops are vacant, boarded up, or just small "filler" stores. Among all this, however, is the Rapids Theater.

It reminds me a lot of Town Ballroom in downtown Buffalo. There is a balcony level with some booths and tables/chairs right along the edge of the balcony for a nice view that's not too far away. Downstairs on the main floor, you got a wrap-around bar in the middle that serves all the drinks. Upstairs also has another, albeit smaller, bar that serves some well drinks & beer.

The decor is very nice and unique. It's quite ornate for this theater, but it's also very well kept, with no signs of chipped or cracked paint. The sound quality was great, as well. The bass reverberates throughout the theater, and the sound is crisp & clear. It holds 1,700 people. It's all standing room downstairs if you're seeing a concert, but more relaxed upstairs with the limited seating. I'd definitely go see another band there again. It just doesn't feel like it's in the best part of town.
Written January 16, 2017
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