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“Great performances, great sunsets, historic, scary elevator” 4 of 5 bubbles
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City Stage Theatre
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“Great performances, great sunsets, historic, scary elevator”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

City Stage Theatre is set in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Architecturally it is an interesting venue that could use some updates. The AC/heat, carpets, elevator and bathrooms are pretty run down.

I have never seen a bad performance at City Stage. They put on great work. Plan your evening to include a drink on the roof top bar to watch the sunset over the USS North Carolina.

I highly recommend taking the stairs, A) great work out B) the elevator is not to be trusted and often broken.

Visited April 2012
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“Great Venue!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is an excellent venue, especially if you sit up front at one of their cafe tables. Tables seat 2 or 4 people. I have seen 7-8 plays here. There is also a bar, called Level 5, right beside the theater. You get a rooftop view of all of downtown Wilmington from this vantage point. Actually, it is worth going up to the top just for the scenery.

I believe the play season runs from September to May. Tickets for the tables run around 20-24 dollars, a cheap price for great productions. My only word of caution is the elevator to the 5th floor is the smallest elevator you've ever been on unless you've been to Paris!!!!

I highly recommend seeing a play up on Level 5, City Stage Theater!!

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Awesome shows!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

Have seen some awe inspiring shows at City Stage. Great musicals geared more toward adult audiences.

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“Great theatre company, questionable facility...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

City Stage always puts on top-notch shows including (recently) Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Chicago, The Full Monty. The productions, from sound and lights to performance quality, are always really, really good!! However, the facilities are located on the 5th story of an ancient former Masonic Temple. The tiny, also ancient elevator only works with a key (and is scary when it does "work"). If you take the stairs instead, you have to walk up steep steps with moldy carpet. It's worth it to make the trek as long as you know what's in store for the journey...

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

Nice small venue in historic building. Great productions. Go to the roof top bar before the show and enjoy the view of the city.

Visited November 2011
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