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F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

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Address: 71 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2507
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Great for a show!

The Kirby Center is beautiful. Nice to see a beautiful cultural center kept up. Downtown square looked lovely too! Parking was very easy - there is a garage across the street... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kirby Center is beautiful. Nice to see a beautiful cultural center kept up. Downtown square looked lovely too! Parking was very easy - there is a garage across the street not even a block away. Worth the travel to see a show. Lovely customer service too.

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Thank A R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the venue for the first time and found it to be really good. Easy to get to in the center of town, helpful ushers and not a bad seat in the house. All in all a good venue.

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Throop, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the experience here! This is a good, family friendly place (Depending on the act) and fun to be at.

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Delaware
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our first visit to the theater. Our son had given us tickets to see Martina McBride. The theater is a wonderful old building in the center of town. Lots of parking at garages and lots near by. So easy. Not like the hassel of larger size venues. We had front row seats but being that it is a... More 

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Thank MaeDelaware
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Kirby Center has always been a place to go to in the city to see national tours of Broadway shows and concerts! I have been here a few times this past year and have had some amazing experiences. This is one of the venues in the city that can host bigger names at reasonable prices. I love this place!

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Thank Douglas W
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great parking near by, always good entertainment at the Kirby, Michael Carbanaro was unreal. Great family show, no cursing, funny. Will go and see him every time he is in Wilkes Barre.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I've many, many live concerts here and sat in different areas and I haven't had a bad seat yet........

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Thank Faith W
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Tonight we saw the Sebastian Maniscalco show. Honestly, this man may be the funniest comedians around. The audience laughed nonstop for the entire performance. The theater is old so it was a bit difficult to hear, and we were sitting 6 seats from the stage. Alcoholic beverages, popcorn, candy and other beverages are available for purchase. They offer parking across... More 

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Thank Pinot R
Olyphant Pa 18447
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7 reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Went to see the concert by Melissa Etheridge at the F.M.Kirby Center. This is an average center and not the best after you have been to others. When you walk in they is a lot of wasted space which could have been used to make the seating at the center larger. The seating is Ok and the stage is not... More 

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Thank psrjjb7
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The Kirby is the best place to see a show in the area. Great variety of musical and other events, staff are excellent.

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