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Koger Center for the Arts

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Address: 1051 Greene St, Columbia, SC 29201-3949
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+1 803-777-7500
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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My favorite artist!

We attended the Al Jarreau concert on Feb. 19th at the Koger Center. He is my all-time favorite, and did not disappoint. We attended the reception and silent auction before the... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2016
Jackson Springs, North Carolina
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Jackson Springs, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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Reviewed March 6, 2016

We attended the Al Jarreau concert on Feb. 19th at the Koger Center. He is my all-time favorite, and did not disappoint. We attended the reception and silent auction before the concert and I was impressed with the comfort and navigability of the Koger Center. As other reviews stated, there is no center aisle, so we had gotten seats on... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

I have attended numerous performances over three separate visits to Columbia in as many years; the variety of performances available on the calendar from opera to ballet to symphony orchestra is simply wonderful and I have yet to leave disappointed. Student & military discounts are offered for almost all performances. Highly recommend--a must visit for any trip to Columbia!

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Shanghai, China
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121 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2015

I have come here for a variety of venues, plays (Such as West Side Story), music (philharmonics and Army Victory band) and I always have a pleasant experience. Overall the staff is always helpful and smiling. Most of them are young (local college students) but do well enough in their job functions. I recommend sitting towards the front of the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

We regularly attend the SC Philharmonic but have been to many other events at the Koger Center. The auditorium has great acoustics and the view of the stage is good from almost any of the seats. The only negative is the seating arrangement with no center isle so you are crawling by people or they are crawling by you. A... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

First time going to a ballet and being at the Kroger center. Im pretty sure that the set up for seating is a fire hazard. We were seated towards the front in row H, seats 3-4 and the only way in and out was on either end. There had to have been about 40 seats or so, and the further... More 

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52 reviews
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Reviewed March 28, 2015

Horrible Venue - - seating too close together and in long continuous rows where strangers crawl over you just to get out to go to restroom - - terrible parking with long walk to entrance . . . Not impressed by this venue at all!!!

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south carolina
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Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Our party of three enjoyed a superb performance of the traveling Broadway show "Sister Act" at the Koger Center. The acoustics are very good, & the concert hall is clean & well managed. My only complaints are the lack of good parking since most people have to park across the way in a large parking garage, making the exit a... More 

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Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a GREAT VENUE for ARTS performances! I want them to bring back the Senegalese Ballet Troupe they hosted years back...this was the first time that I've stood and danced at a ballet performances.

Thank Perefier
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

They have the best ballets in towns . dress is casual to formal. kid friendly. close parking lot and drop off area. long lines for bathrooms before and at breaks. orchestra is my fave. hard to see if u need the restroom during show time so take a small flashlight to shine on floor. snacks are not allowed inside. eat... More 

2 Thank Les H
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have attended a lot of events here: ballets, musical events, lectures. It has good acoustics, comfortable seating, good view of the stage, good lighting, etc. The reason I didn't call it "excellent" is that there is an ongoing problem with parking. There used to be a large parking area, but the University has kept building it up, so there... More 

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