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Address: 2090 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5354
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+1 608-241-8864

Popular entertainment venue for live concerts and performances throughout...

Popular entertainment venue for live concerts and performances throughout the year.

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I have seen a great many bands at the Barrymore. It looks pretty much the same as it always has. That is good and bad. You know what you are getting in the building (Usually good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Tommy M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have seen a great many bands at the Barrymore. It looks pretty much the same as it always has. That is good and bad. You know what you are getting in the building (Usually good acoustics. Beer flows freely) but seats are in terrible condition. You'll just have to go to shows in which you don't want to sit.

Thank Tommy M
Markesan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

On New Years Eve we attended the matinee show of Guys On Ice. We arrived about 1:30 and parked acrossed the street in a business parking lot. Their is not a lot of parking in this area so be prepared to look a little, but not bad. The show was wonderful, it's a comedy of 3 friends going out ice... More 

Thank Wisconsinbiker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Came to town to see a comedy show. She was excellent! Enjoyed the classic charm of this place. We were glad we did the VIP seating.

Thank Tobin L. B
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A grand old theater, the area requires creative parking skills for popular events, just add some time and allow for a short walk and it will be fine. We enjoyed our visit, but our bottoms noticed after a while that the padding in the seats have become a little flat.

Thank Tim S
Janesville, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We've gone to this theatre 3x now for a fly fishing film festival. It does the trick, but boy is this place old & rundown. I imagine they don't have the $ to renovate it. They also need more bathrooms for when there is a large event there. The screen for the movies has scratches. The paint on the floor... More 

Thank Roxane E
Richfield, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Saw Steven Wilson here on Saturday, June 6th. Excellent concert! Parking around the venue sucks though. Drove around for 15 minutes or so before I finally found a spot on the street which turned out to be about a 10 minute walk to the venue and back.

Thank Ted B
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Here's the deal with the Barrymore, it's a little worn down due to its age but it still retains a lot of charm and panache, it's definitely a special old venue that we need more of in the United States. The real benefit to the Barrymore, and it's strongest selling point is that it draws terrific acts from around the... More 

1 Thank Drew H
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28 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Great little theater - easy to get to, parking in rear. (limited - so get there early, or find roadside parking) It's clean, well heated or cooled (unlike another Madison theater) and has a nice little bar to order drinks from. (Don't order the rum, it was horrid. Hopefully they get a brand name rum soon.)

Thank germangirl25
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015

My husband and I went to the Barrymore to see John Hiatt and there was not a bad seat in the place. The seating for the show was first come first serve and, although we got seats right up front, any seat would have been wonderful. The sound was excellent and the overall experience was very positive.

1 Thank BarbaraKrantz
Itasca, Illinois
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great place to take in a concert, comedian, or play. And ticket pricing for most shows extremely reasonable. Hardly a bad seat in house. Historic facility & great neighborhood area for pre-or post show dinner/drink. We took our daughter to see a show & we all had a great time. Only negative is bathroom lines long if a crowded event... More 

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