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Van Cliburn Auditorium

Kilgore, TX
+1 903-983-8601
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named for the famous pianist from this sleepy East Texas town...

This is a great place for concerts and theatre such as Shakespeare plays, etc. I was able to take... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
John T
Kilgore, Texas
Love this small and cozy theater

Every production preformed in the Van Cliburn Auditorium is well done and professional in... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Vivian S
Kilgore, Texas
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This theater is home to the annual Texas Shakespeare Festival.
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a great place for concerts and theatre such as Shakespeare plays, etc. I was able to take part in a beauty pageant there when I attended Kilgore Junior College in the early 70's. I escorted some beautiful Rangerettes!

Thank John T
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Every production preformed in the Van Cliburn Auditorium is well done and professional in delivery. The cast, crew and actors are spectacular in their craft. Don't miss an opportunity to view and feel and excitement in this place

Thank Vivian S
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

They may not be union members, but who cares. They give high level performances that rival anything you will see on Broadway. The theater is just the right size. Not in a make-do gym, or large barn-like structure with impossible acoustics.

Thank B. S
Reviewed 4 July 2016

On my husband's birthday, saw Texas Shakespeare Festival Henry V performed its first night (check sked for other performances, think they run whole month of July). We got bench seats $5 cheaper than regular seats that are $30 (attaching photos so you can see; before...More

Thank papertravel
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Van Cliburn Auditorium is an intimate space for a great theater experience. Having seen Texas Shakespeare Festival Plays for years and all of the Kilgore College Theater plays this year, I can say there's not a bad seat in the house. The seating comfort is...More

1  Thank Joey d
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We've been going for years to the TSF. The season usually runs between late June to late July. The musicals are delightful in addition to the Shakespeare. Season Tickets are the best buy. texasshakespeare.com

2  Thank JoyMcH
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Well we just had a massive surprise this past weekend in East Texas … The Texas Shakespeare Festival! Growing up in Toronto I had the pleasure of being 90 minutes from The Stratford Festival and was there every summer. While the TSF is no Stratford...More

6  Thank Stoaks
Reviewed 6 April 2013

this guy was very very good he also was at the museum there were lot of history of how he came to the kilgore area. he helped so many students at the college.

2  Thank debrao632
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Nice intimate venue- attended Shakespeare Festival. Be sure to get a blanket if you are cold-natured.

3  Thank Chris_in_Texas1
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We love this place and attend the TSF. It's wonderful not to big and not to small.

2  Thank Audrey W
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