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“A site seeing must for Rochester”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Eastman Theatre

Eastman Theatre
Ranked #19 of 143 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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“A site seeing must for Rochester”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been on many house tours and typically the guide can give you a sense of what it was like to live their and what the life must have been like for the owner. Eastman apparent did great things that I read about, but did not hear much about. Much of the tour was focused on an organ that was donated after his death, and seemed irrelevant to the history of Eastman. I left there not feeling like I knew much about him or his life. I would still recommend doing the guided tour and do all the reading and exploring on your own at the house as well.

Visited May 2014
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Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful venue with great acoustics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Concerts at the Eastman are always enjoyable. Beautifully restored, excellent acoustics. Went as part of Rochester Jazz Festival.

Visited June 2013
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

Lovely for music, opera decor. All seats are good despite it being a large theater. Parking is an issue, plan on using a garage or parking far away.

Visited June 2013
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Merrick, New York
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem in Downtown Rochester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

The bar is located across from the dining area, literally. Good, delicious stiff drinks made the transition from business talk to dinner conversation go smoothly. Restaurant has a terrific menu (meats, fish, chicken and pasta) and the food was great on all fronts. Salads, entrees and desserts hit the high notes. Respectable wine selection to compliment the food choices.

Visited March 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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179 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Stunning Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

We came here to listen to the RPO play and were not disappointed. A testament to the skill of the RPO and the Eastman Theater's design. The building is beautiful, I enjoy just sitting there and looking around.

Visited February 2014
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