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F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

71 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2507
+1 570-826-1100
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Great venue!!

If you like old restored theaters , you need to make a visit to the "Kirby Ctr" . It's the crow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
via mobile

The concerts there sound great, couple places to eat and have drink before and after the show, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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71 Public Sq, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-2507
+1 570-826-1100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like old restored theaters , you need to make a visit to the "Kirby Ctr" . It's the crow jewel of Wilkes barre. There is not a bad seat in the house!! The restoration that was done on the theatre is spot on!!...More

Thank helenk6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concerts there sound great, couple places to eat and have drink before and after the show, you don't have to worry about all the traffic, hotels in the area.

Thank quinny72016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides being in one of the most beautiful theaters in Wyoming Valley, the concert was fabulous. This building offers excellent acoustics, lavish seating and surroundings, The location is perfect for down town Wilkes-Barre Public Square venues.

Thank Bethann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I truly love the Kirby Center! What a gem in our area! The staff has always been friendly and accommodating and those responsible always work hard to bring unique and satisfying entertainment to its doors. I attend performances there on a fairly regular basis and...More

Thank pipstick
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This Theater is a real Gem! it's art deco style is amazing. Great acoustics and all the seats are great! we saw TajMo there last night. We will certainly want to return to this wonderful theater!

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Was at the Kirby in March to see a concert. Love it there. Not a bad seat in the house and all of the staff are polite and courteous. Easy parking in the parkade across the street.

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went to see Dweezil Zappa. From the moment we picked up tics at box office our experience was excellent. ALL the staff was friendly and helpful. This is a great vintage venue and sound was perfect. Show wonderful! Security was "there" but not annoying or...More

Thank mrslemon
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The show was wonderful. The seat was great. A very nice venue. Saw Frankie Vallie and he was great. Like going back to my teens. Worth every penny.

Thank Elenor M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

close to home great entertainment at a reasonable price. Plenty of parking and restaurants in walking distance. They serve beverages at the show cant say anything bad about seating no bad eats in the house

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife and I saw Franki Valli . Excellent place to watch a concert. Very clean and we'll kept. Seating is comfortable and roomy

Thank ffrk15
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14 February 2017|
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Response from 106maurenm | Reviewed this property |
We frequent the Kirby and have never felt threatened.(we are seniors too) This area is populated during an event. As the above reviews said, the police station is a block away, parking is close, as well as several... More
31 October 2016|
Response from Kiki8362 | Reviewed this property |
Girls, Guns, and Glory and Kelly Waldon December 2 Melissa Eldridge on December 4 Hope this helps
26 June 2015|
Response from Dee M | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call the box office for show info. They are open Monday - Friday: 10am to 5pm and noon until curtain time the day of the show. Their phone number is (570) 826-1100.