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Amazing place to see any show

Absolutely love attending shows at the Civic Center. The ushers and staff are not only courteous... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Matthew S
HAMILTON

Saw Hamilton at the Civic Center and we LOVED it! We had the BEST seats we have ever had for a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
saklink
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely love attending shows at the Civic Center. The ushers and staff are not only courteous but so knowledgeable. Seating is comfortable and sight lines excellent.

Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Saw Hamilton at the Civic Center and we LOVED it! We had the BEST seats we have ever had for a traveling Broadway show. The venue is very nice and the staff is well-trained and helpful. If you get a chance to see Hamilton and...More

Thank saklink
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant show, and the venue is great! I wish I could of gotten better seats, I was in CC, which is close to the nose bleed section, but I appreciated the lighting design and choreography from that height.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome theater- were in row U but could see everyone on the stage wonderfully! Seats were comfortable! Easy to get in & out- no long lines! Bathrooms were nice & clean! Highly recommend!! 😍

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this venue to see Hamilton. There is not a bad seat in the entire place. We sat pretty far back and still enjoyed the show. The sound was great and no obstructions.

Thank Londonbound2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times for all kinds of performances-Shaping Sound, The Nutcracker, Wicked. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. Facility is very clean and comfortable. Love that you can get a drink at some performances and sip while you watch the show. Only downsize...More

Thank Autumn Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great acoustics, comfortable seating with good legroom, easy exiting (16 doors). Generally an all-around great venue

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I got to experience Hamilton from the 3rd row and the 17th row. Closer was much better with ability to see facial expressions more. But we also saw lots of spit fly!!! The theatre is configured in a way where I do not believe...More

Thank janelje
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the July 5th “Hamilton” performance. Wonderful show...exceeded my already high expectations. Speaking of high, though, the temperature inside the auditorium was tropical. Granted, it was a hot summer day outside and squeezing hundreds of people into a constricted space can quickly drive up...More

Thank hawkeyedoc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the theatre and were very impressed. The pitch of the theatre was such that all seats had full visibility of the entire stage, even when the very tall man in front of me leaned forward in his seat. The...More

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Valet parking is available at the main entrance on the west side of the building, there is a lot of on-street parking in the area, and there is a nice parking ramp only a couple blocks south. You can walk to the Center via... More
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