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F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not a bad seat in the house

Not in our backyard, it's about a 2 hour drive from where we live. Easy to find, it's downtown... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
great venue

The Kirby is one of my favorite venues to see a concert. I's been going there since 1974 when it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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71 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2507
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Reviewed yesterday

Not in our backyard, it's about a 2 hour drive from where we live. Easy to find, it's downtown, but plan your parking. Next time I'll do my driving directions to the Kirby Center Parking Garage, vs. Kirby Center. Once we got to the venue...More

Thank JG717
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kirby is one of my favorite venues to see a concert. I's been going there since 1974 when it was the Paramount. When they saved it from the wrecking ball & refurbished it they also improved the acoustics. There's not a bad seat in...More

Thank Temuejin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

close to home, very clean and very organized events.the kids had a blast and so did the entire family

Thank wbeaglefan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A concert, this was a perfect night to enjoy some fine music and time together. Kirby Center offers comfortable seating and a good view of the stage from any location that we have had.

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unexpected find in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The ambiance in the theater was very elegant and would be suitable for any form of entertainment, The second floor full bar was a nice surprise, and there were no lines for drinks like they had at...More

Thank drsteve76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Kirby Center is nice. I love the nostalgia of the lights and the old-world charm. I have to say, any section is a good viewing area, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. However, with that said, the seats are SO uncomfortable. They...More

Thank Christina_09773
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Great Venue, not a bad seat in the house. Good restaurants nearby. They bring the good shows to you. Parking is close to venue. Also a hotel within walking distance. It's a gem in the Diamond City.

Thank Patty H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We traveled to Wilkes-Barre for the sole purpose of seeing Sweet, one of the best bands ever growing out of the glam era. It was wonderful venue to see a show like that, and we had a great time. We stayed at the nearby Best...More

Thank James L
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a great old theater if you are looking for a smaller venue. They offer a very wide variety of shows, concerts, etc. Front seats are very close to the stage. Old charming building. Public parking only.

Thank _mmgteacher
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Great venue. In downtown Wilkes Barre. Parking garage and restaurants close by. No bad seats in the theater.

Thank SgtGer
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Noel O
June 19, 2018|
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Response from 49nosuggestionsfound | Reviewed this property |
I remember that you can buy beverages. I don't really recall food. We ate at Rodano's prior to our show. My suggestion if you want dinner prior to the show, go early!! Our show was at 8 p.m. so we got to the restaurant at... More
April 13, 2018|
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Response from Ashley G | Reviewed this property |
No, but you should dress according to your event.
February 13, 2017|
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Response from 106maurenm | Reviewed this property |
We frequent the Kirby and have never felt threatened.(we are seniors too) This area is populated during an event. As the above reviews said, the police station is a block away, parking is close, as well as several... More