Powell Hall

at 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, 63103 United States

Powell Hall
718 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis , MO 63103
United States
Contact Phone
P: (314) 534-1700


Powell Hall, formerly known as the St. Louis Theater, and Powell Symphony Hall, is the home of the St. Louis Symphony. It was named after Walter S. Powell, a local St. Louis businessman, whose widow donated $1 million towards the purchase and use of this hall by the symphony. The hall seats 2,683.The building is a contributing property of the Midtown Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.HistoryThe building was originally called The St. Louis Theater. It was built in 1925 with 4,100 seats, designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Rapp & Rapp. The theater spent the first 40 years of its existence as a stage for live vaudeville performances as well as motion pictures. The last movie shown in the old theater was The Sound of Music in 1966. At that time, the building was acquired by the Symphony Society for $500,000, through a gift from Oscar Johnson, Jr.. After spending an additional $2 million to update and renovate the theater, the hall re-opened in January 1968 as the new home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.The building is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man named George. He is supposedly seen in a white suit and white hat and is thought to be that of a former vaudevillian. He is said to play with the lights and the elevators.


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Joel M.

Powell Symphony Hall... Why haven't I spent more time here? Absolutely breathtaking. I've lived here my whole life and this is the first time I've been here... Read more

Danielle J.

We came Friday night for the music of Michael Jackson. It was my first visit. Parking was easy as we arrived early enough for street parking. Meters cut... Read more

Darla E.

I went to the symphony to enjoy symphonic dances, classical Rachmaninoff. The symphony orchestra performed well as usual. I don't think people truly... Read more
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