St. Thomas has more nightlife than the other Virgin Islands but it's not quite as extensive as one might think. Most of the nightlife centers around the numerous hotels on the island. There are quiet cocktail lounges, lively discos and piano and jazz bars for the choosing. There are a couple of places that stay open in Charlotte Amalie.

In addition to clubs and bars, the island's thriving cultural scene is among the most exciting in the Caribbean. At the Reichhold Center for the Arts, visitors can enjoy performances by some of the best ballet companies, chorale groups and repertory companies in the world. Talented singers, dancers and actors come from the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean region and other countries to perform at the state-of-the-art facility.

The theater seats 1,196 patrons. The 356 upholstered seats in the lower area are protected by a high-winged canopy roof, which also accommodates sound and lighting equipment and acoustical clouds. The open-air upper area is divided into three sections separated by flowering shrubs. Comfortable contour benches accommodate 840 people, and shelters provide protection if it rains.

The Reichhold Center is located a short distance from Brewer's Bay in a valley overlooking the Caribbean. Performances generally begin at 8 p.m.

Theatergoers will find a delightful variety of musicals and comedies at the Pistarckle Theatre, with works by playwrights such as Neil Simon and Oscar Wilde. The Pistarckle Theatre is a dinner theater; however, dining is optional. It is located at Marriott's Frenchman's Reef Resort.

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