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Kalamazoo State Theatre

404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5218
+1 269-345-6500
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Great place for an event

Went there about a year ago for a concert and was glad I did. Not modern in anyway, but has a very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kalamazoo, Michigan
smaller intimate venue.

Has variety of musical shows. Have been to several...favorite a while back was Anne Murray... read more

Reviewed 3 October 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 the era, the idea was to create a unique atmospheric effect. The early roots of the theatre were found in the Vaudevillian tradition of performance. Many acts that frequented the State Theatre included opera, dramas, big bands, ballet, dance reviews, stage shows and movies.
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  • Average2%
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  • Terrible2%
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404 S Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007-5218
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there about a year ago for a concert and was glad I did. Not modern in anyway, but has a very warm feel with great acoustics

Thank densorick4730
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Has variety of musical shows. Have been to several...favorite a while back was Anne Murray. Beautiful architecture in this historical theatre.

Thank lovievl
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I've seen many concerts here. Great small venue for any type of show. There's not a bad seat in the house and the acoustics are great. And it's a cool looking place too! :)

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The audiences here are the finest in the world. Small Venue Artists enjoy the setting. They return year after year. We love the ones that play and they love us enough to play again. We Dance in front of the stage. They play, we dance....More

Thank Serenity449
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Just saw Pat Benatar at the State Theater and loved the venue. There doesn't appear to be a bad seat in the house. The acoustics were amazing - unlike the arenas. Close parking in multiple lots - easy to get in and easy to leave....More

Thank Traveling1994
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Kalamazoo State Theatre is a wonderful place to enjoy a concert, as my husband and I recently did. We don't go there enough, and need to make an effort to enjoy this local gem of a venue more often. Usually we are able to...More

Thank Cynbuy
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This little theatre is a great place to catch a show. I don't believe there is a bad seat in the house. It's not that big but I have seen several big names perform here. Up close and personal. Great acoustics.

Thank dencrocket
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I remember when I was a kid, my first experience was watching Disney movies with my mother here. Now, I tend to catch different concerts a few times a year here. Typically comedy, but I have also caught Keith Sweat, Richard Marx, among others at...More

Thank LifeisTooShort69
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This place is awesome, small and perfect for entertainment. It is old school, has gilded moldings, cherubs, columns and statues. A ceiling that has lit stars. When it is dark looks like you are outdoors. If you are thinking about going to a concert here...More

Thank Pat W
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a beautiful venue for events.....but....but.... They keep serving attendees who are very intoxicated. The floor was sticky from spilled drinks. The people in the row behind us vomited on the floor which flowed forward...eccch! We complained about their conduct but they kept serving...More

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