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“Beautiful Outside and In...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hampton Coliseum

Hampton Coliseum
Ranked #7 of 29 things to do in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
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201 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Beautiful Outside and In...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

My husband and I saw Cirque here and really enjoyed it. The building itself is very beautiful, especially at night when it is all lit up. There are plenty of bathrooms, which seemed to be clean and kept. We sat in the regular seats but did notice that floor seats, at least for our event, were just folding chairs. I think I'd prefer the more comfy ones so I'll definitely remember that for future events. The only thing we didn't like is that there were a number of kids floating around the arena, sitting in different seats as they pleased. We brought our concerns to one of the women working in our area and she didn't really do anything about it because the kids were back up to their antics, talking really loud and taking pictures with their cell phones in the middle of the show (and for Cirque, you want to be focused on the show, not kids around you). It did take away from our experience and we were pretty upset that no one would remove them even though the seats clearly were not theirs. We didn't have any trouble with parking. As with any large venue, the food variety offered inside is just ok, but it's what you would expect. Of course, the food prices are what you would expect from a large arena as well. Ticket prices are a little high. We were disappointed to hear a couple talking about how they got their seats in the same section as us for only $25 (we paid $80 each). I have noticed that they offer a lot of deals, especially for the military in the area, and as a military family, we do appreciate that, but often the seats in a "deal section" are less preferable. We feel lucky to have this venue in our area, but there are definitely improvements that could be made for the sake of the customer.

Visited March 2012
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Sparta, New Jersey
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141 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Good Place for Concerts”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Hampton Coliseum is a good place for concerts - it has plenty of parking and is easy to get in and out of. The sound is average and the seats are average for comfort. There are plenty of bathrooms, and you know for us girls that is important. I prefer to go to events at Hampton Coliseum rather than Norfolk Scope (which has terrible sound). I have probably been to 30 concerts at the Hampton Colisuem over the years and haven't had a problem at any of them.

Visited April 2012
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Hampton, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
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“A jewel in the Hampton skyline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2012

When you see this crown shaped edifice from I64, you are reminded of a crown. Of all of the distinctive trademarks for the city of Hampton to have, this is the One. Inside, there is plenty of room for conventions, conferences and concerts.

Visited March 2012
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35 attraction reviews
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“Great local venue for shows.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

We have been to this location several times for special events. The best recommendation is to buy a seat one level up from the stage. Although they normally provide "floor seating", these are normally folding chairs and the stage is normally raised which makes you stretch to see some of the action in the back. A higher level is definitely better and the event location is not normally large.

Visited December 2011
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 attraction reviews
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“Tired venue”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

Still looks cool but this venue is past it's prime

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