F.M. Kirby Center 73rd in US in Pollstar Midyear Reporting

The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce its recognition by Pollstar in their midyear reporting. The historic venue has achieved a remarkable milestone, finishing 91st worldwide and 73rd in the United States among theaters in total tickets sold, outperforming many larger-sized theaters.

This acknowledgment by Pollstar, a leading trade publication for the concert industry, highlights the Kirby Center’s commitment to delivering outstanding performances and exceptional experiences to its audiences. The ranking reflects the Center’s dedication to bringing a diverse array of top-tier entertainment to Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding communities.

Executive Director Joell Yarmel conveyed her gratitude and excitement regarding the recognition, saying, “This accomplishment reflects the dedication and passion of our entire team, the tremendous support from our patrons, members, and partners, and the exceptional artists who have performed on our stage. This achievement would not have been possible without the great partnerships of many promoters and friends throughout the country. We are truly honored to be acknowledged as one of the top theaters in the world.”

Since its grand opening in 1938, the F.M. Kirby Center has been a cornerstone of the cultural and performing arts scene in northeastern Pennsylvania. The venue’s rich history and stunning architecture have made it a beloved landmark, while its diverse programming continues to attract a wide range of audiences. From world-class concerts and family entertainment to community events and educational programs, the Kirby Center remains dedicated to enhancing the cultural landscape of the region.

The Pollstar ranking not only celebrates the Kirby Center’s past achievements but also sets a high bar for the future. The venue looks forward to continuing its tradition of excellence and bringing more unforgettable performances to the stage.

For more information about upcoming events and tickets, please visit kirbycenter.org or contact the F.M. Kirby Center box office at (570) 826-1100.

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