I knew this venue pre-renovation when it was being used as a practice hall for the Duke wind symphony. At that time there was always the vague feeling that a chunk of the ceiling might fall in at any time. I've seen two performances since the renovation. It's visually stunning, but more to the point, the sound is GOOD.
Mar 2, 2022
A beautiful concert hall and auditorium with crisp and clear sound. The lighting is excellent. My only wish was that in the renovation they included a more extensive budget for more ornate decoration, especially on the wood panelings.
Mar 14, 2022
Take any chance you get to see performances by the Duke music department students.
Jan 6, 2019
Neat concert hall. Beautiful inside with wonderful acoustics. Located in an older, historic building. Parking to the hall was a bit of an adventure. Bathrooms are nice, but small, downstairs, and through a maze of well labeled twists and turns. I enjoyed the contrast of the historic building and modern concert hall.
Nov 22, 2018
Built in 1927, renovated around 2014, this is an award-winning building that is just stunning in the quality of its interior design. Really, a welcoming and comfortable feel when you go in, due to the intimate scale of the space, as well as the remarkable and skillful use of wood in the acoustic structures. Attended a classical piano recital and could hear every note in pieces with wide dynamic range while sitting in the back row of the orchestra section.
Feb 12, 2019
Clean and safe environment. Acoustics excellent. Easy access for Uber riders.
Feb 28, 2019
Great sounding auditorium. Parking is hard, esp. handicap. Far away.
Feb 17, 2019
Duke Jazz Band, great, really laid back. Auditorium sounds great
Jul 9, 2019
Really amazing concert hall and performance area. I enjoyed coming here every time I had the opportunity to. Duke has done a great job with this building and it’s overall an amazing place to visit!
Jun 21, 2018
I have performed at several concerts there, and it is a great space. I have also watched shows there and that is an even more enjoyable experience. The seats are comfortable and arrange to well. The building is old but beautifully designed. A great place to go ether your on the stage or watching a show.
Aug 21, 2018
Music hall that is just wonderful after being renovated located on Duke's east campus. Sound and acoustics are incredible. Beautiful domed building and space. Seats are smallish but comfortable enough. Relatively small making for intimatel experience but sizable enough that it feels like real music hall.