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“Jessie Cook RUMBA”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ranked #12 of 80 things to do in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Ruth Eckerd Hall's near perfect acoustics have received rave reviews from artists, technicians and audience members since opening in 1983. Combined with state of the art equipment, comfortable amenities and world class entertainment, it's no wonder that it has been recognized as one of Tampa Bay's best concert halls numerous times as well as a finalist for Pollstar's Theater of the Year twice. In 2003, the Hall's audience chamber received a complete refurbishment, its 2,180 seats were reconfigured to accommodate more patrons with disabilities, and lobby and restrooms were expanded.Ruth Eckerd Hall has continental-style seating. Almost every patron prizes a center seat and continental-style provides the maximum possible. There are no support columns, no obstructed views. Seating is sloped and staggered. For safety and comfort, the aisle space is wider than traditional layouts; entry and exit can be made while patrons remain seated. There are 14 sets of double doors leading out from the audience chamber. With this configuration, a full house can be cleared in a matter of minutes.Among the original community leaders who conceptualized building a performing arts center this side of Tampa Bay, was Jack Eckerd. During construction, Mr. Eckerd designated a significant contribution as a birthday gift to his beloved wife, Ruth, making the dream a reality. The Hall proudly bears her name.
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Rockford
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Jessie Cook RUMBA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Very intimate theater, we ere up close and personal with he band.
The rumba party was great. the acoustics fantastic. Had fun

Visited April 2014
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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Venue with Excellent Performers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

Ruth Eckerd Hall has to one of the best places in Florida to see a show. The venue is very easy to get to and parking has never been a problem. Very clean and friendly atmosphere. There isn't a bad seat in the place and the acoustics are tremendous. So many great performers have played here with many more to come. I cannot wait to see Brit Floyd, Foreigner and Boston in the upcoming months!

Visited February 2014
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new egypt
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Phenomenal Venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

We loved this place. Sound is awesome, easy access, free parking, friendly staff, and so very pretty! If you get a chance to see a show here, take advantage of the opportunity.

Visited April 2014
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Great Falls, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Concert hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Ruth Eckerd Hall has a verity of well known personal giving concerts. My wife and daughter went to a concert by Trish Yearwood.

Visited February 2014
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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201 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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“Cozy atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

A relatively small arena, with small but comfortable seating. You can drink beverages at your seat. Not all that good for concerts, as there is no floor for standing/demonstrating. Plenty of parking.

Visited March 2014
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