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Best Theaters in St. Louis

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Stifel Theatre

Located in the heart of downtown, on the bustling Market Street, the Peabody Opera House is a premier opera house and theater in the city. The venue's history reaches as far back as 1934, when it was opened as the Kiel Opera House, and since then it has featured prominently in the music and theater events scene of the city. The building boasts an Art Deco style of architecture, with an impression of the Beaux-Arts style also evident in its features. In all, the opera house has a capacity of 4,500 in a theater-style setting, with the theater alone accommodating about 3,100 guests. A fine example of the city's cultural wealth, the Peabody Opera House is buzzing with events all year round. See the website to know more.

St. Louis, MO, United States
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The Fabulous Fox Theatre

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.

St. Louis, MO, United States
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The Gaslight Theater

Named after the Gaslight Square which was once comparable to New Orlean's Bourbon Street, The Gaslight Theater is one of the only remaining cultural venues in this neighborhood. It is a lively venue for theater, musical performances and the like. Plays tend towards burlesque and several stand-up comedy acts can also be found performing here. After renovation, this intimate theater now accommodates 99 people in the audience and can be rented for events.

St. Louis, MO, United States
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The Muny

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.

St. Louis, MO, United States
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COCA (Center of Creative Arts)

Offering everything from live dance showcases, concerts, visual art exhibits, and programs for children, COCA brings the contemporary arts in a big way. Everything is at the public's reach, with dance, theater, and art classes open to anyone with a little extra time and a knack for all things creative. After school programs are available for those who want to cultivate artistic expression. Throughout the year, COCA's performance companies can be found all over St. Louis and the rest of the U.S. Check for upcoming shows and take a class or two.

St. Louis, MO, United States
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