Stuck in the Loop

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Kat Smith, Staff Writer

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, to St. Louis’ newest entertainment venue! Delmar Hall is a brand new concert venue located directly next to the Pageant on the Delmar Loop, along with several other unique shops and restaurants in our city.

“Definitely 5 out of 5 stars! The Venue is small, which I prefer. There were no sound problems at all. It was extraordinarily clean and they didn’t make us wait outside before doors opened and it was freezing out so I was super happy with that,” said GCHS alumni, Mia Cilano.

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars! The Venue is small, which I prefer. There were no sound problems at all. It was extraordinarily clean and they didn’t make us wait outside before doors opened and it was freezing out so I was super happy with that,”

— Mia Cilano

Delmar Hall isa particularly small venue, about half the size of the Pageant. It has a capacity of 350 to 750, varying on the type of event. Some may say that this is an issue because it can get cramped. The reality, however, proves that a smaller venue, such as this, causes the show to be more intimate and personal. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house, unless you have the misfortune of being stuck behind someone tall. You can see and hear perfectly anywhere.

GCHS graduate, Sydney Miller-Wright, exclaimed, “Oh I loved it! It’s a super small venue, but I like that because most of the shows I go to are small anyway. I think the thing I was the most excited about was that any other venue makes you wait outside until doors open, but the Delmar Hall lets you wait in the inside foyer/bar area which was awesome since it was cold outside. All of the workers were nice and helpful too, so that’s an upside. Overall, I think it’s a great venue that’s really gonna grow, artist wise and customer wise.”

Delmar Hall also has a bar for those who are 21 and over. The bar sits next to the entrance, right before you enter the actual “seating area.” If you are under 21, there may be a minor surcharge at the door of $2.00. As well as paying the surcharge at the door, minors will also receive a special stamp while those who are 21 and over will receive a yellow bracelet. This is an easy tell for the bartender to see who they can serve and who they can’t.

Delmar Hall does not serve food. However, you are allowed to bring outside food in. For example, if you were to go across the street to Pi Pizzeria, it’s acceptable to bring leftovers into the venue.

In February, I was fortunate enough to go to Delmar Hall for a concert. I had been to the neighboring venue countless times and was anxious to see how this new hall compared to the Pageant. I was pleasantly surprised by the set up. I liked that even though it was a smaller building that it still fit many people comfortably. Even though I was towards the back of the general standing area, I was still close enough to the stage that I could reach out and touch the singer.  

For your chance to experience all that Delmar Hall has to offer, check out one of the many shows they are hosting this month! For more information, check out the Delmar Hall Concert Calendar!

Mickey Avalon – 3/10

Dogs of Society – 3/11

Hey Violet – 3/14

Louis the Child – 3/15

YesSongs – A tribute to Yes – 3/17

Judah & the Lion – 3/24

Fivefold – 3/25

Nevershoutnever – 3/29

4&20 – A tribute to CSNY – 3/31