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“A Performing Arts Center Not Well Named”

Bartlesville Community Center
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Bartlesville Community Center is anything but a community center as most people would know one. Because of the misnaming I believe that people from outside of Bartlesville think they would be sitting on folding chairs to view a performance. But in fact, this theater is a world class performing arts center with phenomenal acoustics and great seats close to the stage. There is no center aisle so the seats wrap the stage well. There is no elevator to reach upper seats, but they will accommodate wheelchair seats closer to the stage.

The prices in Bartlesville for their quality symphony, Broadway series and concerts are all 30-40% cheaper than Tulsa. If I learned of something I wanted to see there I would not hesitate to make the trip. It is only a 40 minute drive from downtown Tulsa to Downtown Bartlesville with easy access. Parking is free too.

The Center was designed by William Wesley Peters, chief architect of Taliesin Associated Architects, The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Smooth curves and rounded lines make a statement that this is a unique building. It is a perfect pairing to the Price Tower across the Street which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The concert hall has excellent acoustics for all levels of performances. Performers and audiences alike are amazed at the magic of this hall. The name, "Community Center" is a bit misleading, because the venues would lend more to some elegant "Performance Hall" name. It is named as it is, because it truly serves the local community by hosting all types of events, from children's dance shows, THE Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, THE Bartlesville Choral Society, The Children's Musical Theatre, Community Concerts and events, and Off-Broadway shows.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

First time to Bartlesville, OK to see a concert at this venue. Great acoustics and decent seats. The rows are very close to the stage and no center aisle. However, the ushers were friendly and helpful and I had a great time! Parking was convenient and it was easy to find.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank medic_guy
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The Bartlesville Community Center hosts performances from local youth dance recitals to top rated world performers. There are concerts and broadway productions scheduled throughout the year. Visiting performers have great things to say about the facility accommodations and the fantastic acoustics of the main auditorium. There are several areas available to rent in the building, i.e. Meeting rooms, exhibit areas and conference facilities. The center is located in the downtown area which is continually revitalizing shops, restaurants and lodging.

The only negative at the community center, in my opinion, is the lack of an elevator. It is not easily accessible for visitors with health or physical limitations.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ktcain50
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I'm so happy that they have brought in the Broadway shows. It is so convenient to have such high quality shows just down the road from where I live instead of going to Tulsa when I want to enjoy these fabulous shows!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank dmroszel
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