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Pageant Theatre, St. Louis

 

ST. LOUIS PERFORMING ART VENUES


St. Louis, MO

Fox Theatre
DESCRIPTION: The opulence of this 1929 theatre was befitting the attitudes of Americans just before the stock market crash; like all the great Fox Theatres nationwide, it went through a period of gradual decline and near oblivion; then in 1981, private citizens purchased the theatre and began a painstaking $2 million restoration; although restored as close as possible to its magnificent 1929 state, the stage and backstage were updated to accommodate contemporary entertainment with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and rigging systems; today the fully restored theatre is a jewel-like venue for Broadway plays to concerts and once again, a St. Louis favorite
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Fri 10a-6p, Sat 10a-2p
ADDRESS: 527 North Grand Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Grand Station
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 314-534-1111
WEBSITE: http://www.fabulousfox.com

Powell Symphony Hall
DESCRIPTION: Erected in 1925 as the St. Louis Theatre, it presented the best in live vaudeville and motion pictures for decades; The Sound of Music was the last movie shown in the old theater; after falling on hard times, it was acquired by the Saint Louis Symphony Society in 1966; $4 million enabled a team of internationally recognized architectural and acoustical specialists to renovate the former movie palace; today this 2,689-seat venue is named for the prime benefactor and hosts Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra; have you ever wondered what the backstage of a grand symphony hall looks like? A complete building history highlights the FREE one-hour tour by reservation only
BOX OFFICE: Mon-Sat 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 718 North Grand Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Grand Station
PARKING: garage and paid lots nearby
PHONE: 314-286-4104
WEBSITE: http://www.slso.org

Grandel Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Adaptively reused from a church, this small venue is home to three local performance groups of the Grand Center Entertainment District: St. Louis Black Repertory Company, St. Louis Shakespeare and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
BOX OFFICE: onsite, one hour prior to the scheduled curtain time of each performance
ADDRESS: 3610 Grandel Square  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Grand Station
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 314-534-3810
WEBSITE: http://www.repstl.org

Sheldon Concert Hall
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1912 as the home of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, musicians have enjoyed perfect acoustics of the concert Hall over the years; when the Ethical Society relocated to St. Louis County in 1964, The Sheldon became a music venue; in 1974, a former singer with the Duke Ellington Orchestra purchased the facility, transforming The Sheldon into a church and a venue for jazz and gospel concerts; a California attorney with a love for chamber music purchased the building in 1984 and began operating it as a venue for a broader range of concerts and events; today, it is also home to the Sheldon Art Galleries
BOX OFFICE: at 531 North Grand Boulevard
ADDRESS: 3648 Washington Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Grand Station
PARKING: on premises and street
PHONE: 314-533-9900
WEBSITE: http://www.sheldonconcerthall.org

Grand Masonic Temple
DESCRIPTION: Where hundreds who belong to the fraternal order mee and today it occasionally hosts concerts; see the masonry's advancing degrees embodied in the massive Egyptian-architecture themed limestone pillars
BOX OFFICE: varies
ADDRESS: 3671 Lindell Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Grand Station
PARKING: on street and lots nearby
WEBSITE: http://www.newtemple.blogspot.com

The Muny
DESCRIPTION: Short name for "Municipal Theater", this amphitheater was first constructed in 1917; since the beginning it has always hosted Shakespeare plays in the Park during warm months; though it began as an austere venue, over the years the seats, gardens and pond surrounding the Muny have been upgraded to be one of the largest outdoor music venues in America
BOX OFFICE: just before showtimes
ADDRESS: 1 Theater Drive in Forest Park  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Forest Park-DeBalivere Station
PARKING: on street
PHONE: 314-361-1900
WEBSITE: http://www.muny.org

Pageant Concert Nightclub
DESCRIPTION: A venue built from the ground-up to host concerts, it borrowed the name of an older movie palace that was three blocks away; the seating is well designed so everyone has a clear and relatively close view of the stage; includes the Halo Bar for pre- and post-concert gatherings
BOX OFFICE: during normal showtimes
ADDRESS: 6161 Delmar Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Delmar Loop Station
PARKING: on street and paid lots
PHONE: 314-726-6161
WEBSITE: http://www.thepageant.com

University City, MO

Tivoli Theatre
DESCRIPTION: Built in 1924 before movies ”talked”, the Tivoli certainly enjoyed its share of grand popularity; through the years however, it went through numerous changes in ownership, suffered a long period of gradual decline, and closed in 1994; in 1995 owners of the nearby Blueberry Hill Restaurant bought the theatre and meticulously restored it bringing it back to its 1924 splendor; marvel at the 29-foot tall marquee, vestibule with its terrazzo floor and ornate ceilings, recessed ceiling domes, proscenium arch, side wall arches, stage, orchestra pit and lush burgundy curtains; the building includes seven specialty shops now features the finest in independent film and foreign language cinema; listed in the National Register of Historic Places; now part of the Landmark Theatres chain
BOX OFFICE: before showtimes
ADDRESS: 6350 Delmar Blvd  MAP
TRANSIT: Metrolink Delmar Loop Station
PARKING: on street and paid lots
PHONE: 314-995-6270
WEBSITE: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/St.Louis/TivoliTheatre.htm

Webster Groves, MO

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
DESCRIPTION: Provides an inventive mix of repertory theatre and apprentice programs surrounded by lawns and gardens; this small theater is an idyllic setting for music on summer evenings; everyone in the audience can meet the artists in the green-and-white tent after performances
BOX OFFICE: during normal showtimes
ADDRESS: 130 Edgar Road, Loretto-Hilton Center at Webster University  MAP
TRANSIT: none
PARKING: on premises $5 per car in Big Bend Lot
PHONE: 314-961-0644
WEBSITE: http://www.opera-stl.org


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