We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful concert venue recently rehabbed”

Peabody Opera House
Ranked #50 of 278 things to do in Saint Louis
Attraction details
Reviewed February 12, 2013

It's been a long wait since 1991, when this Opera House (then known as the Kiel Opera House) last hosted a public event.

The McKee brothers have, with a couple of others, done a fabulous job of renovating this venerable facility and it's hard to imagine its ever been better.

All the elaborate detail work has been restored, with quite a bit of it covered with fresh new gold leaf. Just about every seat was filled for the unofficial opening night last night, which featured Ken Burns and Lynn Novak presenting clips from their upcoming PBS documentary "Prohibition."

For most of those in attendance, the presentation probably took a backseat to the opportunity to check out St. Louis's latest gem. It most definitely didn't disappoint. The new seats, done in the old style, are comfortable, the Peabody Lounge, just off the left orchestra section, is beautiful. There were a few kinks in the service, as can be expected for the first night, but overall it was quite an event.

Don't miss an opportunity to see a show at the Peabody if you get a chance.

Thank TTTStLou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (130)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"beautiful venue"
in 12 reviews
"shen yun"
in 3 reviews
"norah jones"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful concert"
in 2 reviews
"main floor"
in 3 reviews
"great seats"
in 3 reviews
"nachos"
in 2 reviews
"acoustics"
in 17 reviews
"stage"
in 20 reviews
"performance"
in 14 reviews
"parking"
in 21 reviews
"intermission"
in 3 reviews
"acts"
in 3 reviews
"louis"
in 13 reviews
"rows"
in 4 reviews
"tickets"
in 9 reviews
"concessions"
in 4 reviews
Filter

100 - 104 of 130 reviews

Reviewed January 23, 2013

I did love this venue...I saw Norah Jones there. The staff is awesome and they move people to their seats quickly so you aren't standing outside freezing forever. Is very clean and everything shines even in the bathroom!

This concert hall is more appropriate for symphony or classical music. The ceilings are high and made to accent acoustics and amplify sound naturally. Is gorgeous inside but the stage is smaller too. It's more like the Fox really.

It's a really nice place I love what they did with it!

Thank RealHousewifeSL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We saw Train in concert here and the accoustics and seating were great. Drinks are a bit pricy so be prepared. The setting is wonderful, the renovation spectacular! We also say Flashdance here in December, 2012 and once again pleasantly enjoyed the surroundings. It is a smaller venue so more personal and comfy!

Thank Terra1948
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Attended Flashdance on Lady's Night. The ladies were partying hard I tell you and the Budweiser Kiel bar was hopping! The only theater I have ever visited that allowed us to take our drinks to our seats. The only real problems are the price of drinks (ouch!) and the fact Loge Boxes are limited to corporate supporters. Oh well, I guess they pay the bills so they deserve some perks.....

Thank chriscentralIllinois
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 10, 2013

this is a beautiful venue. Can't wait to see flashdance! my boss and his wife are going with. hope we all enjoy.

Thank M R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Peabody Opera House also viewed

 

Been to Peabody Opera House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing