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Eastman Theatre

60 Gibbs St, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
+1 585-274-1109
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Wonderful Theater in Downtown Rochester.

Wonderful Theater in Downtown Rochester. Rochester Philharmonic is a top rate orchestra. Just... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Macedon, New York
A hidden gem

This is an amazing historical building that speaks of the rich culture that Rochester had and... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
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As one of the world’s premier music schools, the Eastman School of Music has been enriching the musical life of Rochester since 1921. Today, the School presents more than 700 concerts a year in the magnificent Eastman Theatre, intimate Kilbourn Hall, and the modern Hatch Recital Hall – providing the Rochester community with an exceptional opportunity to experience world-class music in a world-class setting. The School’s rich and diverse concert season features prominent guest artists, our own acclaimed faculty, and our incredibly talented students and ensembles. No matter what type of music you prefer, you’re certain to hear it at Eastman: Classical, jazz, and opera. Symphonic and chamber music. Early music, new music, world music – there is something for everyone! The general public is welcome at all Eastman concerts and performances. Remarkably, most concerts are free; those that are not are modestly priced.
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60 Gibbs St, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY 14604-2505
+1 585-274-1109
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Wonderful Theater in Downtown Rochester. Rochester Philharmonic is a top rate orchestra. Just next door is the Eastman Theater which offers many free concerts in the incredibly beautiful Kilbourn Hall.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is an amazing historical building that speaks of the rich culture that Rochester had and continues to have. Worth seeing it, including the restrooms. And if you have a tour guide, even better. Interesting to hear about Mr Eastman's life.

1  Thank FamiliaMaryland
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The music halls (Kilbourn, Hatch, and Kodak/Eastman Theater) of the Eastman School of Music provide some 600 FREE performances during the school year. The halls are beautiful and the students are all professional musicians in their own right. The top student (upper students and grad...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 15 July 2017

recently was in rochester for the jazz festival and saw a show at the Eastman Kodak Theatre. The band performing was scheduled to play a 2-1/2 hour set with an intermission but due to theatre rules - had to cut show short (less than 1-1/2...More

1  Thank pags-21
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Visited tonight and sang Beethoven's 9th. In Killborne Hall, absolutely beautiful and wonderful sounds. Safe and fun area to walk around downtown.

1  Thank Grant I
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Came here for a concert of the Rochester Philharmonic and enjoyed my experience. The Eastman Theatre is a famous venue in these parts and has had some renovation in the past few years. The Greek-Revival look inside and out with the columns and the look...More

1  Thank KaneoheBoy
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Thank you for all personnel,volunteers and help whenever we come to see a show. Had Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra,Ehnes plays Beethoven,Conductor Ward Stare Jan.12,2017 James Ehnes Beethoven Concerto in D Major for Violin,Op.61 Allegro ma non troppo Larghetto Rondo:Allegro Encore solo: Bach Sonata *Outstanding performance,excellent movement,amazing...More

1  Thank 17Dubhe
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I have visited Eastman several times and have enjoyed both the entertainment and the theater itself. A wonderful building architecturally. The staff are very friendly and make a visit to Eastman a treat no mater the occasion.

1  Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Eastman School of Music’s premier orchestra, the Eastman Philharmonia, was joined by four-time Grammy Award-winning soprano and Eastman alumna/Rochester native Renée Fleming with her sumptuous voice, artistry, and compelling stage presence. In 2013, Fleming was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama,...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A beautifully-renovated historic concert hall, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre is a Rochester landmark. Home to the ensembles of the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Eastman Theatre has hosted some of the world's best musicians. The acoustics of the hall...More

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Response from pags-21 | Reviewed this property |
if you can't get upfront - then the mezzanine are the best seats
16 October 2015|
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Response from bill K | Reviewed this property |
Type in Eastman Theatre in search bar and pull up their website and go to calendar page. It is the best place to track down events at not just Kodak Hall but all the music programs at the Eastman Theatre be it a national... More
19 June 2015|
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Response from Sue P | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the street in free on the weekends and after 6 pm during the week. I would suggest street parking. The Parking Garage with an entrance off Main Street, right near the Eastman Theater is good if you are there... More