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Jefferson Center

541 Luck Ave SW Ste 221, Roanoke, VA 24016-5055
+1 540-345-2550
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La Boheme was Entrancing

We had a wonderful experience as always at the Jefferson Center. Opera Roanoke and the lovely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
julilly
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Blacksburg
Hello Charlie

I have been to many performances at the Jefferson and am very proud that us Roanokers have such a... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Paul L
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Jefferson Center is a nonprofit organization that enriches and educates diverse Western Virginia communities by producing high quality performing arts programs, by providing long and short term rental space for community partners and individuals, and by providing educational outreach.Built in 1924, the Jefferson Center's historic facility originally served the community as Jefferson Senior High School. The high school was closed in the 70's and after sitting vacant for more than a decade, the Jefferson Center Foundation was formed to renovate the space into the beautiful arts venue that serves Roanoke and the surrounding region today. Jefferson Center offers world class concerts featuring a diverse array artists such as Wynton Marsalis, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Del McCoury, Esperanza Spalding, Rosanne Cash, Bobby McFerrin and so many more. Additional, Jefferson Center offers long term rental space to 20+ non-profits and locally owned businesses, as well as short term rental space for community meetings, weddings, celebrations and many other events.
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541 Luck Ave SW Ste 221, Roanoke, VA 24016-5055
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience as always at the Jefferson Center. Opera Roanoke and the lovely subdued atmosphere of the Jefferson Center never fails to delight. The cast, the sets, the costuming, the orchestra were all magnificent!

Thank julilly
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I have been to many performances at the Jefferson and am very proud that us Roanokers have such a fine establishment to call our own. Today I watched Hello Charlie. I go to all of Southwest Ballet's shows . . . and I must say...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Attended an Andrew Byrd concert recently and thoroughly enjoyed the show and venue. This was a second visit to the JC. Acoustics are excellent in the beautifully repurposed venue. Seating comfortable. Staffed by volunteers, finding seats was easy. The lobby area had a well stocked...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

We continue to be regulars here, attending about 8-10 events here per year. And, we continue to be big fans of this place. It is our favorite venue in in Roanoke. The fact that it is a historically renovated and repurposed building appeals to us....More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Great music in a beautifully restored venue. Acoustics excellent! We had seats in the balcony and there was not enough leg room. I am only 5' 7" tall, but felt wedged in that seat.

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I was there for the California Honeydrops concert but, most recently I saw Tosca by Opera Roanoke. It was a fabulous performance and we had an amazing evening. The venue is always clean and the staff is friendly.

Thank Katharine R
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I attended the Jimmy Herring concert there on 8/5/17. The venue is an old theater that was fairly comfortable and had good sound. I would definitely see another show there providing it was the right musician/entertainer.

Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have attended several Dance Competitions here over the years . It is visually beautiful and very clean and well cared for. they hold many small concerts and art programs here, check it out next time you visit the area and they have an event happening.

Thank jax
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

When locals think of the Jefferson Center they envision the Shaftman Performance Hall a concert, performance, and lecture venue as its primary function. There are, however, some community organization offices and Fitzpatrick Hall, the old auto repair shop, used for community events such as weddings,...More

Thank vagardenwriter
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came out to see a fantastic production of South Pacific by Opera Roanoke in this beautifully renovated venue. The staff is friendly and welcoming. We sat in the orchestra level and had a wonderful view of the stage. Parking was easy, the attendants were helpful...More

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