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Music Hall

Music Hall

Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation’s first matching grant fund drive, this classic entertainment venue is considered one of the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the country), Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (one of the finest Pops orchestras in the country), the Cincinnati Opera (the nation’s second-oldest opera company), the Cincinnati Ballet (celebrating their 50th Anniversary during the 2013-14 Season), and the May Festival (the longest-running choral festival in the Western hemisphere), Music Hall originally served the City as its first convention center. Beyond the fine arts, the theater has hosted such entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Elton John, Janis Joplin, BB King, Duran Duran, and Eric Clapton.

Today, Music Hall remains a popular destination for audiences. Glittering chandeliers and old world ambience set Music Hall apart from modern theaters, and the Music Hall Ballroom (added in 1927) is another must-see space in this unique venue. A spectacular setting for weddings, dances, corporate meetings, and trade shows, Music Hall continues to serve the community as a dramatic gathering place.

Located in the popular Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and adjacent to Washington Park, Music Hall is in close proximity to trendy restaurants and s

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LOCATION

Music Hall

1241 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Accessibility Information

Music Hall staff strive to provide every patron with a quality experience when they visit, and accomodations are available for persons with special needs. All patrons are encouraged to contact us for additional information at MHAssist@cincinnatiarts.org or (513) 721-3344.

PARKING INFO

Several parking options surround Music Hall. A 450-space underground garage at Washington Park is located directly across Elm Street from the front doors of venue. This convenient garage also has handicapped parking and elevators. A surface lot between Music Hall and Memorial Hall is accessible from Elm Street and Central Parkway. Convenient parking is also available at the Town Center Parking (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. Pay-on-entry parking is $10-$15 for special events at all nearby lots. For more information about parking at Music Hall, call (513) 744-3344.

Handicapped-Accessible Parking: There are several handicap-designated spots at the Washington Park Garage across the street from Music Hall, as well as at the surface lot located between Music Hall and Memorial Hall and in the Town Center (CET) Garage on Central Parkway. We recommend arriving early for the best parking. You may also drop off patrons in front of Music Hall on Elm Street and then park. If you require wheelchair assistance, please alert a security officer and they will contact a staff member to bring a wheelchair out to the curb and assist you to your seats.

PUBLIC HOURS

Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Open on all performance days two hours prior to performance

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  1. […] “The Nutcracker.” Could it be the long-awaited return to the spectacularly renovated Music Hall that is built to honor music and dance? Or is it the superbly detailed sets that transport you into […]

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  2. […] a blustering night with a frozen carpet of snow beneath, a lucky audience in OTR’s Music Hall was captivated by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Mozart + […]

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