Music Hall

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Welcome to Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark built in 1878 that was beautifully restored in a major renovation in 2017. Standing tall with over a million red bricks in the heart of Cincinnati's historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Music Hall's hallowed halls have hosted legends from Ella Fitzgerald to Yo-Yo Ma, The National to Sergei Rachmaninoff. Make new memories as you steep yourself in Cincinnati history.

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Music Hall is located in the vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, across from beautiful Washington Park. We're surrounded by great restaurants, bars, breweries, boutique shopping, art and culture.

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Music Hall’s 2017 Renovation

Cincinnati Music Hall experienced a transformative renovation focused on the audience experience. Dive deeper into the process with these resources:

3CDC construction photos, Jan-May 2016

3CDC construction photos, Jun-Sep 2016

3CDC construction photos, Oct-Dec 2016

3CDC construction photos, final phase

Highlights of the renovation and welcoming vision for Music Hall:

  • New, improved seating: All new seats with increased width and legroom.
  • Refreshed Corbett Tower. The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) has overseen every aspect of the restoration of the Corbett Tower event space, including revealing 14 feet of additional ceiling height, coved windows and ceilings and reconstructed historic stenciling.
  • Uncovering historic details: It isn’t just Corbett Tower that has been restored. Wander Music Hall to discover formerly hidden transoms, windows, coves and more. So much has been hiding under drywall, and the architects have been salvaging (and featuring) every possible historic element.
  • Unveiling new spaces: The architects overseeing the renovation have made clever use of under-utilized spaces in Music Hall, including empty carriageways that haven’t seen a horse in decades. While Springer Auditorium will look and feel familiar, spaces such as the new Wilks Studio (formerly a storage space) make room for exciting new experiences, adding additional function and character to our treasured hall.
  • Introducing the P&G Founders Room: This new space, created for wine and conversation, is a perfect example of the new spaces we have created. Front and center in the Grand Foyer, it is also a great place to pause if you’re running late or need to step out. It also hosts rotating art exhibits.
  • A facelift for the Hall: SPMH is helping take a few years off of Music Hall’s beautiful façade, bringing it closer in line with architect Samuel Hannaford’s original vision. The organization is overseeing the repair and replacement of finials and other decorative ornamentation on the face of the Hall, as well as re-staining certain bricks to reveal patterns that had previously been sand-blasted from view.
  • Restrooms: You got it—more restrooms on all levels, with accessible stalls and family-friendly changing stations.
  • Enhanced concessions: Enjoy locally roasted coffee and snacks. Pre-order your drink and have it ready for you at intermission. Bring in your drink to most performances. Check out Music+ for upcoming signature cocktails and wine tastings.
  • Safety and Accessibility: All floors of Music Hall are now accessible via elevators, with increased wheelchair and companion seating options, plus a new assisted listening device system. If you or your guests require other accessible needs, please contact the Box Office.

Preserving Music Hall for the future

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall is asking everyone to join them as they preserve, promote and enhance Music Hall now and for generations to come.

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