EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond

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The EKU Center is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Lexington off I-75 (Exit 87) on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. The facility features:

- Floor area: 128,885 square feet

- 2000-seat Broadway- and concert-quality performance hall

- Space available for weddings, private dinners, receptions, and meetings

- Grand lobby suitable for multiple event types

- Media accessible
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  • Saw Danny Gokey and Mandissa, who would be good to see anywhere, but the Center was a bonus. We have been to several facilities but I was impressed at the follow up after purchasing the tickets. Recei...  more »
  • The EKU performing arts center is a beautiful facility. Very clean, laid out very nicely and the attendants were helpful, courteous and really looked sharp the way they were dressed; obviously a stand...  more »
  • Kansas, yes, the band Kansas played at the eku center for the arts ! It brought me back to my college years. Kansas has still got it ! They played non stop ! It was like turning back time. We sang , w...  more »
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  • This is an amazing concert hall. We got tickets to the Air Force Band and as an Air Force Veteran, it was an amazing show that warmed my heart. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house and I look forward to seeing some more shows in this venue.
  • Went for the Jason Isbell show on 4/21. It was a nightmare, top to bottom. They were in no way ready for the amount of people who showed up for the show, which strikes me as odd (seeing as they sold the tickets). There were two drink vendors for what I'll guess was 1000 people. My wife and I waited in line for about 25 min only to be told that they were out of alcohol! Then, once they restocked, we waited 20 more minutes ... only for them to run out of booze again. If only their issues were only related to concessions. The sound was really bad. It sounded like the volume was turned up too loud on cheap speakers. The vocals were very tinny. Overall, it was the worst experience I've ever had at a concert venue. However, if they can sort out these issues, it could be a great venue. Not a bad seat in the house, and the chairs were quite comfortable.
  • 2k people and the venue had 90 beers. If you were one of the lucky ones who got a beer, you stood in line for an hour for a warm bud light. You could watch the lost revenue and frustration. Traffic is a nightmare after the show.
  • One of the worst experiences I've ever had at a concert--made worse by the fact that I travelled from out of town for it. Lines for beer and food were 45+ minutes long, and then they ran out while people were still waiting. There was only one "bar" set up, which was basically just some teenagers with a cooler and a couple cases of beer (for a sold out show). Absolutely unprofessional and disorganized. Do NOT go here expecting to enjoy a beer while watching a show!
  • This is an awesome theater! We wish we had theaters like this back in our home country. What an honour for the artists it is to perform here!

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