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Located in Merchant's Square of Colonial Williamsburg, the Kimball Theatre hosts live plays and performances in a beautiful historic venue.
Merchant Square, 428 W. Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23188
+1 800-249-0179
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After a short dark period the Kimball Theatre was reopened under new management! The theater was leased to the College of William and Mary and they will host concerts, plays and other events there, but not the historical plays that we have been accustomed to...More

Thank Mick R
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Apparently, this theater dates to 1933. It is immediately obvious it is an old theater with an old box office and a narrow staircase. I'm not sure if it mostly shows out of the ordinary movies. But, I saw: Toy Story, Tree of Life, and...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed December 30, 2017

My wife and I, along with her brother and his wife attended the Good Shot Judy Christmas concert in December. As this was the first time any of us attended a show at the Kimball, we really did not know what to expect, especially when...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Wonderful matinee performance from our local I-Dance company, incorporating a range of talents and styles. Can-can formations would give the Rockettes a run for their money and how wonderful to see such a talented male dancer to support the leading ballerina. Lovely collection of performances...More

Thank Jilly G
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Enjoyed a GREAT performance of "Christmas Dreams" presented by the iDance Inst. ALL the dancers were out of this world! So much talent! I especially enjoyed Zachary Palmo's dance numbers! The Kimball Theatre is one of Williamsburg's treasures that offers a venue for aspiring performers....More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Wonderful experience spending an hour with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra and their Janna Hymes. Best conductor I have ever seen. Truly a must to get in the Christmas spirit!

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

After an initial closing the theatre is open again under the management of William & Mary college. This is a great venue to view many different types of performances from comedy to concerts - most notably the home of the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra that performs...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Effective July 6, 2017, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation has closed the Kimball Theatre! The Kimball has apparently had operating expenses well in excess of revenue for several years and closing it is one of many steps that the Foundation is taking to right their sinking...More

Thank Mick R
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We have been here many times. The theater has so many different kinds of offerings from movies to plays to bands. Check the listings on the internet to see what is coming up. Seating is comfortable (first come, first choice). Snacks are sold and not...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed June 15, 2017

First visit to the Kimball Theatre and saw "The Wonderful Years" with Tony Sands singing Frank Sinatra. The show was very enjoyable for all ages. The theatre is very nice and the volunteers are wonderful. Snack concession serves alcohol, soft drinks, popcorn and is very...More

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March 30, 2016|
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Response from Mary C | Property representative |
Hello, There is a loading zone behind the Theatre which can be used to load equipment. If you have any issues, please give us a call at 757-565-8588 and our Production Manager can assist.
December 24, 2015|
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Response from Mary C | Property representative |
Hello, We are still trying to get our January/February programming online but from January 17-20th we are showing the following films. Please let me know if you would like additional details about any of the films.: The... More