EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond

(4.2/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you don't mind paying $40 to $120 a ticket, you can see some stunning shows here. The facility is top-notch. The staff is friendly and professional. Sadly, up until this season (2016/2017) they use...  more »
  • My friend was in a wheelchair due to chemo. When tickets were purchased they were not for any special seats but they placed us on the balcony just to the side of the stage & couldn't have been more ac...  more »
  • This was my first visit and will be going back again this weekend. This venue is excellent. The facility is gorgeous, nicely appointed and modern. The entertainment guide has an extensive list of upco...  more »
Google
  • I attended a few shows a year here and always have a wonderful visit. It's a very nice venue, comfortable and the staff are always helpful and friendly.
  • What a great theatre for actually seeing an event. only seats around 2000 so get your tickets early before they sell out.
  • Excellent experience. Great performances. Value proposition.
  • Lee Brice was amazing as usual. However the sound quality was bad in this venue. I'm not sure if it was his sound crew or the venue, but you couldn't hear him at all for 1st five songs or so. This is not customary for his concerts. I've seen him 4 times in last 12 months, so I know what to expect. Our seats were upgraded to the 1st tier at no additional charge. This was a nice bonus. The seats were comfortable and the view was great. We had will call tickets and that process was painless and efficient. The staff were very helpful. Biggest complaint...NO beverage service after an hr from "beginning of show." Lee didn't come on stage at 7:30, but the beverage service was shut down by 8:30. No beverages were sold at this time. I understand stopping alcohol sales, but not water and soft drinks. The staff response was to give directions to the water fountain. I go to concerts regularly, at least 1 per month, and this is unheard of in the industry. I hope EKU fixes this issue, because I wouldn't encourage others to see a concert there due to sound quality and lack of concessions. Good thing Lee Brice made up for it with his amazing skills and talent.
  • Great Venue, beautiful theater, will definitely return!!!!