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“A premier music/performance hall in North America”
Review of Benaroya Hall

Benaroya Hall
Ranked #10 of 466 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: The new home of the Seattle Symphony.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've been to Carnegie Hall, Davies Hall, Severance Hall, the magnificent performance space for the Chicago Symphony, on Michigan Avenue but the recently built concert hall for the Seattle Symphony---Benaryoa Hall, one of the most spendid for acoustics in the U.S. What had been a blah, on the edge of no-where location downtown, the waste land of Second Avenue the scary boarding area for Metro transit buses on Third Avenue to the east, that transit station for buses and light rail underneath...for once Seattle came to the forefront and built a splendid hall for a very well received and world class orchestra.
There are few downsides; perhaps for a visitor from Europe or back East....or even San Francisco, a nod to the wet climate of Winter, perhaps a little pedestrian, the lobby interior not a place which would welcome a Hapsburg Emperor or a Russian Tsar but since none of those are in business these days what you see is still very special.

Thank Michael N
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This Hall is marvelous. You can see the Symphony here, rock concerts, comedy shows, all kinds of different things. Its beautiful, they have great parking, you can get good wine and booze, the seats are amazing. I love going here. I am so glad Seattle built something like this.. finally!

Thank RightRedness
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been in Benaroya Hall for many an event and found it quite nice. The acoustics are wonderful, there is not a bad seat in the house, parking is convenient and food and libations are well priced. Good bet. Good place.

Thank Bradford7050
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

What can I say? When Seattle builds a new building, it takes them forever to decide on the design and the construction, but then usually does a superb job of building it. Benaroya Hall boasts probably one of the best acoustical experiences of any concert hall in the country. And what more can you want from a symphonic concert hall.

Thank Rblumentjkrug
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Great vista for our graduation ceremony.....very difficult parking (expensive event parking) when they have events that occur...........over all they did good.

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