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The National

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Awesome concert venue

First and foremost - this converted landmark theater has kicking acoustics. The house sound system... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia, USA
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Fantastic venue, loved it.

What a great, intimate setting, to see some decent names. The staff was friendly and effective. The... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First and foremost - this converted landmark theater has kicking acoustics. The house sound system is well tuned to the size of the venue. I have been to about 20 concerts here from blues, to funk, to jam, to folk, to good ol’ rock n...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

What a great, intimate setting, to see some decent names. The staff was friendly and effective. The concert I attended had standing room in front of stage and assigned seating in the comfortable and close to the stage balcony. Seriously not a bad seat in...More

Thank MarylandJules
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Recently visited The National for the first time for a music concert. Overall the theater staff was relatively nice, the ladies out front and the security checking us in were great. The gentlemen watching the front of the stage were pretty nice during the concert....More

Thank Dirk K
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

An old time theater looking a lot like the 1920's theaters around the country like the Florida Theater Jacksonville. Here one major difference is they took out all the bottom seats for standing room concerts. The next upper area is tables for the Local Founders...More

Thank jaxdancers
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I went to see Bayside with Hot Rod Circuit and Say Anything! The National is a beautiful venue! It isn't a huge venue, but it feels more intimate, and it has a gorgeous atmosphere! I had so much fun! The staff was very sweet. I...More

1  Thank KateWest86
Reviewed 10 January 2018

This small but intimate venue provides great acoustics, good views and draws solid acts from across the nation. Facilities are well-maintained; though bathrooms could be better managed during 'large' shows as they frequently run out of essential items or require a quick clean up. Crowd...More

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Went there most recently for Carbon Leaf a week ago, but have been there numerous times. A great venue! Acoustics are terrific regardless where you are. I'm always amazed at the quality and variety of bands this venue attracts.

1  Thank thelanrover
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Busy, served drinks , could be crowded so need to come early. Although I am Saying December 2016, It may have been throughout the year sometime. but we had a wonderful time, I understand that the lead singer and writer is Robert Fleishman, who is...More

1  Thank Terry C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The National is one of the coolest places to see a show in the area. Big enough to attract great bands, but small enough to provide an intimate concert experience. Seating available upstairs, bar(s) available and a VIP area. Great site lines throughout and plenty...More

Thank winskins
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great venue. Attended the Tesla concert, not a bad seat in the house. great sound with a majestic hall.

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Gaby L
7 November 2017|
Response from Dirk K | Reviewed this property |
Not entirely sure what is “usual”, but the music concert we attended ended around 11:15PM. Doors opened at 7:00PM, Concert began around 8:10, and there was one intermission. I expect it depends on the act or group... More