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Address: Merchant Square, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone Number: 757 565-8588

Located in Merchant's Square of Colonial Williamsburg, the Kimball Theatre...

Located in Merchant's Square of Colonial Williamsburg, the Kimball Theatre hosts live plays and performances and shows independent films in a beautiful historic venue.

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4th of July Rainy Day Visit

It was raining on this particular 4th. So we decided to watch a movie to escape the rain and humidity. The movie was 1776. I personally hated the movie. It was a musical that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining on this particular 4th. So we decided to watch a movie to escape the rain and humidity. The movie was 1776. I personally hated the movie. It was a musical that was drawn out. A few of the songs, like Momma look Sharp, and this other one about the Auction block were just ridiculously stupid. However, the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I recently viewed a movie in The Sceening Room section of the theatre. This room only holds 30+ people, but the chairs were the most uncomfortable ones that I've ever sat in! They were more like dining room chairs than theatre seats! Never again!

Thank Kwcounty
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

This was a variety show with little talent or comedy. Very disappointed. Unless they get different performers, don't bother.

Thank Missy G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We saw Christmas Dreams performed by Institute of Dance! Truly the most enjoyable dance performance I've ever been to….the costumes were so creative, and colorful! Truly added so much visually! The performers were superb!! Just loved this performance! The theatre is historical and lovely!

Thank yacky56
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We enjoyed the Holiday Pops concert by the Williamsburg Symphonia recently at this venue. It is handicapped accessible. This is a charming small setting with great acoustics. The Williamsburg Symphonia is unique - a small orchestra with broad skills. We aren't "regular" symphony patrons, but their recent concert was the highlight of our visit to Williamsburg!

Thank sandyshoes1313
Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Recently saw Don Giovanni performed by our local Opera company. Fantastic performance by some very talented people. Cinderella will be the next performance. Please support this local Opera it is a great addition to our community.

Thank Anthony H
Zeeland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have seen several 18th Century plays performed at the Kimball Theater, such as "A Grand Medley of Entertainment", "The Walking Statue or The Devil in the Wine Cellar", and most recently "A Miss in her Teens or the Medley of Lovers". All were extremely well performed and proved that colonial entertainment is entertaining! Kimball Theater also uses this venue... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

My family and I went to see the Irish Mystique show. This Irish-themed show contained an extraordinary exhibition of traditional Irish clogging-style dancing, traditional Irish tunes, and telling of folk-lore. This is a great activity to bring the family to, with things that will appeal to both guys and gals. My son and I liked the sword dance, and we... More 

Thank earlster12
Midlothian, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

My hip hop loving teenager enjoyed this concert! We had never seen a crystal violin before. The music was beautiful. We enjoy all of the musicians at Williamburg whether they're playing in the taverns, theater, or Governor's Palace really doesn't matter. As for the theater itself, it's old, small (there are no bad seats), and located near the best restaurants... More 

Thank Mdearing39
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A Rare Find in a Live Theater I am originally from New York and grew up going to the theater on Broadway. Orchestra tickets when I was young were $9.99 now Broadway is $200 or more. The Kimball Theater is $18.95 with a 15 or 20% discount for annual members. You can actually see live actor playing in colonial garb... More 

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