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The Kentucky Center and Brown Theatre

501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2919
+1 502-584-7777
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Birthday Surprise!

I have always enjoyed visiting the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and the visit this summer to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Louisville, Kentucky
via mobile
What a beautiful theater!

My wife and I saw Home Free here on 12/7/17. Since it is a 1400 seat theater, we had excellent... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Bernie G
Shelby, Ohio
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“grand tier” (5 reviews)
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501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2919
Central Business District
+1 502-584-7777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always enjoyed visiting the Kentucky Center for the Arts, and the visit this summer to see “Momma Mia’” was no exception. Great music and acting by the touring cast. Enjoy!

Thank TrishA4
Reviewed 9 December 2017

My wife and I saw Home Free here on 12/7/17. Since it is a 1400 seat theater, we had excellent seats. Despite being in the last row it still seemed as if we were right up front. Beautiful restoration work and easy parking.

Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My wife and I very much enjoy the theater and this venue is much closer than New York. We now are Patrons and having season tickets with the same seats every show makes it much nicer. The staff here are so professional and helpful you...More

Thank hoosierdad04
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center was absolutely awesome. Great musicians! It was almost two hours of pure magic. I highly recommend seeing this show if you get the chance. Thanks to the Kentucky Center for providing quality entertainment.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Just saw River dance for the first time. What a great show act 2 eclipse act 1. The center itself is very nice with helpful staff. The grand tier center offers a great view of the entire stage. The acoustics in the center are great....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I took a group of 2nd and 3rd Graders to watch a performance of James and the Giant Peach. It was fabulous! The costumes and sets were so bright and eye catching and the talent was top notch. Very well presented. I would love to...More

Thank RondaG69
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful view of the Nutcracker. Nice symphony and decent show (not all on point but still nicely done). Horrible wine and pricey for a plastic cup... nice little gift shop area to support the arts after the show. Will definitely visit again!

Thank Hempfling
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have experienced several performances at the Center. Each of the multiple theaters is tailored to the type of performance. All offer excellent lighting and sound. Snacks and a bar are available before, during and after performances. We find the staff delights in making your...More

Thank hallla
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We brought our 7 year old twins to see "Sesame Street Live" this weekend. Our son has autism, and so doing an outing like this can be challenging, but everyone we encountered at the theater treated us with kindness and a genuine desire to be...More

Thank ilona06
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We took a chance and drove 275 miles to see the band Dark Side of the Wall, ( a Pink Floyd tribute band that recreates the sounds, sights and experience) at the Brown Theatre. Dark Side of the Wall was spectacular! You could tell by...More

Thank JDLLoyd
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Mark W
15 November 2017|
Response from Rita S | Reviewed this property |
We were in row B near center and it was perfect but for the Nutcracker I think I personally would prefer to be a little further back and at more of an elevation.
Ginny W
21 April 2017|
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Response from RondaG69 | Reviewed this property |
The Galt House is close by.