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Seating up to 4500, this venue is a historical landmark as well as an events hall. Originally one of the most extravagant of William Fox's theaters, this facility was privately restored in 1981. Past productions have included Les Misérables, Parsons Dance Company, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. View the wall of famous signatures, the 5,000-pound chandelier in the auditorium and the gilded throne chairs in the lobby. Tours are also available of this magnificent cultural space on select days.
Union Avenue Opera has been a St. Louis institution since the year 1994. Union Avenue Christian Church's music head Scott Schoonover laid down its foundation and ever since, it has provided a thriving platform to gifted performers to showcase their talent to a wider audience. Opera acts at the Union Avenue are not restricted to only a few languages and represent the cultural diversity of St. Louis and its neighboring regions. Some of the noted productions to have been played here include Dead Man Walking and The Little Sweep.
Opened in 1918, hundreds of big-name have graced this stage, adding to the Muny's rich and prestigious history Of the 11000 seats, more than 1,600 are free for every performance. Guests can also take advantage of group discounts and complimentary backstage tours. The theatre offers signed performances for the hearing impaired on Monday evenings and provides listening devices for every show.
The 560 Music Center, located in the University City Loop, has been a host to the arts in St. Louis since 1930. Currently, the 560 Music Center is the home of Washington University’s Department of Music. The location is not only a hub for incredible performances, exciting musical acts, and art exhibits, but it is also a space for art lovers to gather and network. Private organizations can rent the space for events and the beautiful ballroom can be used for parties. Check the website for community events, classes, or to plan a visit.