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“Beautiful concert venue recently rehabbed”

Peabody Opera House
Ranked #53 of 258 things to do in Saint Louis
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St. Louis
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful concert venue recently rehabbed”
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.

Visited March 2012
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Nice Venue”
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!

Visited October 2012
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Stoutsville, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Took the train to Peabody”
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!

Visited August 2012
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central Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“The new kid on the block in St. Louis”
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.....

Visited January 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“always nice”
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.

Visited December 2012
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