Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg: Hours, Address, Carnegie Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Carnegie Hall
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Carnegie Hall was built in 1902 with funds donated by steel baron and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie Hall, Inc. was established in 1983 as a regional, not-for-profit arts and education center to serve Southern West Virginia. The historic, Greek-revival structure houses an auditorium, studios for painting, weaving, pottery and dance; three art galleries; kitchen; administrative offices; and several other rooms used for meeting spaces, classrooms, lectures, receptions, and gatherings of all kinds.
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Gayle E
Orlando, FL1,208 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
In great shape. Docent showed us around. Built in 1902 and it first was a woman’s college. Great local art on display here. It is one of 3 halls in the US named for Andrew Carnegie who 26,000 dollars which was 2.6 million in today’s terms. Citizens completed it by donating 10,000 more dollars. In great shape. Plays are held here today as well as adult ed programs.
Written September 29, 2021
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Alliance, OH451 contributions
We've been to Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg several times. The space is intimate, the sound is consistently good, and they have a pretty interesting selection of artists. But the balcony is something of a visual disaster, with little raking and large poles that obscure the view of the stage. Whatever you do, sit on the main floor.
Written May 23, 2014
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Lexington, VA476 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
My husband and I attended the Pokey Lafarge concert at Carnegie Hall on Friday night in Lewisburg. The concert was lively and entertaining. We thank CH for bringing him and his band there. The auditorium was warm and the sound was good; although, a little loud at times. We had seats with a good view of the stage. One thing I wish the theater would bring back is the Mainstage Lounge where you could have some wine and appetizers before the show and during the intermission. Now, you have to go outside into another building. So we have stopped going because of that reason. Please bring it back to the original location. It was always so fun and festive!
Written October 17, 2018
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Deborah C
Princeton, WV1 contribution
May 2015 • Couples
I have never been so shocked and abhorred by the conduct of the so-called staff of this venue. Rude and are not allowed to talk, clap, stand, or do anything at their so-called concerts except sit like mannequins. The special room you pay extra for is supposed to be for reception (food and wine), yet there are no tables or seats...except for maybe 3 wooden school-type chairs I saw. They would not allow us to enter one minute early to the reception. Stating that it started at 6:45, my guest and I arrived only to be rudely admonished by telling us that our watch was off by one minute! Thinking they must surely be joking, my guest pointed out that his Rolex kept accurate time, and the greeter looked us straight in the eye and said, "Rolex watches are known for keeping different times in various parts of the world." My guest laughed it off, but I honestly felt that I was in another world...that of Nazi Germany. Not that I said this mind you, but he frightened me. Don't waste your money. At least you can whisper in a movie! I left early...and will never visit this horrid place again!
Written May 30, 2015
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We are terribly sorry that you had such a negative experience here at Carnegie Hall. Our staff and volunteers work diligently to provide patrons with quality customer service and entertainment. It takes many staff and volunteers to prepare the house for a Mainstage event, such as the one you attended. Timeliness is of the utmost importance; however, the house cannot be opened until the artist has completed sound check and volunteers and staff are posted to assist with seating in the auditorium. Our apologies that this delayed your entry into the Hall. Doors do indeed open at 6:45PM with the concert beginning at 7:30PM. The Mainstage Lounge opens at this time as well. It is never our intent to keep guests waiting, not even for a minute. Your comments and concerns will be addressed among staff and volunteers alike. In the future, greeters will be advised of the need to be more sensitive in their explanation of house policy. The Mainstage Lounge is hosted by various community business, restaurants and civic organizations. Food and beverage are provided before the show from 6:45PM-7:25PM. The Lounge is then closed until Intermission, reopening for 15-20 minutes (based on the performer's stipulations.) The Lounge is a place to visit with friends or mingle with other patrons. There are some chairs posted around the room for those who wish to sit. However, there is not seating for all due to space limitations and the casual atmosphere intended for this social gathering space. In regard to theatre etiquette, we encourage our guests to applause and interact with the artists at appropriate intervals during the performance. We do ask that cell phones and pagers be turned off during the show. Once the performance begins, guests are seated at the discretion of the House Manager in effort to minimize disruption to patrons already seated. It is very unfortunate that you felt unable to applause or show your enthusiasm for the performer. As the evening progressed, there were many rounds of laughter from the audience as the artist told stories and shared life experiences between songs. Again, we are sorry that you were left with a poor impression of the Hall and were unable to stay for the duration of the show.
Written June 5, 2015
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Bill M
North Carolina53 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
Went on a Saturday afternoon when there was not anything going on. You go in the basement and they have local artwork on display that can also be purchased.
You can then go upstairs and tour at your leisure. Looking forward to visiting when they are having a performance.
Written September 4, 2014
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Newport, NH122 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
We attended a concert here recently and had the time of our lives. It was our first visit. Any of you who regularly attend cultural events know how snooty people can be in these settings. There was none of that malarkey at Carnegie Hall. The volunteer who seated us was upbeat, down to earth, and made us feel immediately welcome and at home in the place. The room is small, the seating comfortable, and the atmosphere relaxed. While waiting for the performance to start, we explored the adjacent art gallery. During intermission, there was excellent food and wine to be had, all for a $5.00 donation! Not a typo! Definitely coming back!
Written November 17, 2013
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Columbus, OH347 contributions
Oct 2019
We were passing through Lewisburg in August, and my husband (who always buys the local paper) noticed that The Vienna Boys Choir would be coming in October. We bought tickets for only $38 per person, and returned for this amazing performance.
The facility itself is a large, beautiful, old structure housing not only the theatre, but also a museum and lots of classrooms. On your first visit, arrive early to explore and read the rich history.
The theatre itself is small by big city standards, with seating for 420 people. I like the size because every seat is a good one.
BTW, We had occasion to phone twice, and both times a live person readily answered the line, and helped us.
Thank you to the good people of Lewisburg who support the arts of this “cool” community with their money and their time
Written October 31, 2019
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Larry L
Lewisburg, WV56 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Carnegie presents a wide range of touring performers, with a good sound system and friendly combination of staff and volunteers greeting, pouring wine, offering CDs for sale and welcoming the audiences, which are a mix of us locals and lots of visitors. I have been to dozens of shows here, and often go into the lounge. Various community businesses and organizations offer food and finger foods in a casual, stand up cocktail type atmosphere. This is a fairly recent and positive addition. The only shortcomings are the low rake of floor makes for poor sight lines, and the box office is in a lower level, because this building is old and has been updated, but must face limitations. The most recent show attended was May 29, and the performer sounded great, her guitarist was quite a talent in his own right, and she filled in between with personal stories and song background.
Written June 5, 2015
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Yokohama, Japan356 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
I visited during the day time and attended no concert or performance but still enjoyed my time there. It's small but the grounds are beautiful and it doesn't cost anything to see the art on display inside.

I recommend visiting even if nothing is going on. It's simply a nice place to tour and take a leisurely stroll.
Written January 11, 2015
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Sue P
Jacksonville, Florida, United States91 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
My family and I visited Carnegie Hall. It is a nice building with different rooms where you can view art that is displayed. You can also look in the auditorium and see the stage and seating area. I liked that the museum is unlocked and since it is free, you can just walk in and see the art work as you like. We did walk to the office to see which rooms we were allowed to view and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Written July 31, 2013
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