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Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall

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Address: 8099 College Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919-5566
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+1 800-440-7469
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Good theater venue

Nice facility. Parking is close, but crossing streets is problematic. Not the most comfortable seating. Good acoustics. They have great national tour shows. Overall, a great... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Naples, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From off-Broadway Plays, to the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, to various Comedians and other concerts, this venue offers something to please nearly everyone that is a fan of the arts! Bring a sweater; the air conditioning was definitely running on high!

Thank cab00m
Paducah, Kentucky
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This venue is located on college campus, consequently, tricky to get in and out easily. It has good acoustics but somewhat convoluted access n seating. Performance was entertaining , although not New York Bdwy. Quality. If you go, spring for pricier tickets on lower level.

Thank tommynbonnie
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Attended a Joe Bonamassa concert. This is a beautiful venue with wonderful sound, comfortable seats and other amenities . Seats approximately 2500-3000. Would consider attending future events here

Thank Mark M
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We enjoyed Book of Mormon. Although the theatre is looking dated I thought the seating and sight lines were good. However, it does need more restrooms. But, my major complaint was the parking and the generally unsafe conditions in the parking lot. They desperately need to add security or police to improve traffic flow and protect pedestrians. It takes far... More 

Thank harrynorman2016
Naples, Florida
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229 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice facility. Parking is close, but crossing streets is problematic. Not the most comfortable seating. Good acoustics. They have great national tour shows. Overall, a great community facility.

Thank Das4545
Delafield, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Really enjoyed the performance of Book of Mormon at Barbara Mann last night. We sat orchestra right and the seats were excellent. The performance was a bit "blue" but very funny and not offensive [at least to us]. B.Mann could use an off-duty police officer in their parking lot after the performance. With all the cars trying to exit and... More 

Thank tarabori
Naples, Florida
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262 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I have gone to BB Mann many times over the years. This year I was taken aback by the intensity of the security! What a change from last year. It says so much about the times we live in, and it is very sad. I saw Book of Mormons, which was very good. I had a LARGE man sitting next... More 

Thank waterbaby12016
Fort Myers, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have attended many events at Barbara B Mann and thoroughly enjoyed them. However the ticket office has earned my negative review. I ordered tickets to a performance and chose the mail option for tickets so that I would receive a reminder of the performance. The tickets did not arrive and we did not go. When I received an e... More 

Thank Sunset242
Fort Myers, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went to see Bob Dylan last night, Bob and his band were great! However, the whole experience was really ruined by the security at the event. As at many venues today there was no photography, video or cell phones allowed during the show. That is fine. However, security took it to a whole new level with aisle monitors going up... More 

Thank Christopher A
Livermore, Colorado
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1,219 reviews
593 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

They charge more than NYC prices for a performance and the seats are all sold out before you can buy them. Bad parking, ok setting, but why charge so mush.

Thank M Richard M

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