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Kalamazoo State Theatre

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One of the best places to see a concert

Had a great time at the America concert last night. The place has great acoustics! And the seats we... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Jo V
Marcellus, Michigan
Beautiful old building! Great accoustics!

The State Theatre gives you a much smaller venue to see big name performances. The aesthetics are... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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The State Theatre has been a fixture in downtown Kalamazoo since 1927. The original founder of the theatre was Colonel William Butterfield. John Eberson was the renowned architect who designed the theatre. In line with theatre design conventions of...more
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404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5218
+1 269-345-6500
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This theater transported me back in time to a great place in history. The decor was amazing. We sat in the balcony and had a great view. It doesn't seem there would be a bad seat in the house. It's cool that there is a...More

2  Thank lemann98
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Although we loved the actual event, I would never go to another event at this theater which is not ADA accessible. If there is more than 9 inches from your knee to your thigh, you will not be comfortable in any balcony seat in this...More

2  Thank Lori T
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had a great time at the America concert last night. The place has great acoustics! And the seats we had were great!

Thank Jo V
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The State Theatre gives you a much smaller venue to see big name performances. The aesthetics are wonderful! The theatre appears to be a formal concert hall but it is NOT. People dance in the aisles and for the rock-n-roll or country-western shows. Patrons might...More

1  Thank clady16
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

To the State Theatre for hosting the Western Michigan vs Wisconsin Cotton Bowl game. The tv screen was huge, the drinks were reasonably priced and the atmosphere was electric. Glad to be part of the celebration.

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went to the State Theater growing up for movies, which was great then...but as a show venue is is awesome! The interior is like an old opera house with false balcony seats, gold features, fantastic "candle" lighting and so much more! A smaller venue where...More

Thank decoratingplus
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

First time going to the State and most definitely will be back. Kinda has the appearance of being a little run down but for someone like me it just gives me the feeling a lot of history has happened there. Little on the small side...More

Thank amandadZ4494RE
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The state is grand old art deco movie theater in downtown Kazoo, has a small brewery on one side and a great little bar an restaurant on the other side. When you walk in,you go back in time---the theater ares is like sitting in the...More

Thank unclecookee
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Trying so hard to take the next step and its almost there. This is a true gem of the classic theatre's in the state. I enjoy the feel you get just by walking in.

1  Thank Trav E
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went for the stand up comedian Kathleen Madigan, very nice small theater. It has a couple counters to get beer and drinks, the drinks were strong. I will definitely look for more shows to see at this venue.

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

An historical attraction where you can attend an intimate musical, concert, play, etc. We've attended the venue many times to a variety of shows. Always a great time! You know you're somewhere special once you're inside the beautiful old theatre. Artists love to come and...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Seen many, many, many shows at the State, and rarely have I ever been not completely happy. Bar set up is good, and their is not a bad sight line/sound area in the house. Shows are very diverse and you can park within 2 blocks...More

Thank Clint C
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15 November 2016|
Response from Trav E | Reviewed this property |
It is perfectly fine. Its an intimate venue with a nice vantage point throughout.