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Ohio Theater

39 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #1 of 74 attractions in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.
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Columbus, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Ohio Theatre is exactly how a REALTHEATRE 'S architecture represents! I feel privileged to be a part of its history and cultural contributions. I am so anxious to see Disney presents 'The Lion King' touring company forthe first time this October! I have my tickets, do you? PS--the summer movie series of old classics is something to be shared... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I went to see the book of Mormon here and had such an excellent time. The staff were so kind and helpful.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We keep coming back to the Ohio because of their diverse programming. Some of our favorites have included a Valentine's day concert and their summer movie series. Take a step back in time when you enter the lobby!

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New York, New York, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

so funny. crude humor, so only watch is you like that. definitely written by the south park ppl. showed me alot about mormons. the interior of this building is beautiful. very old school traditional luxury. comfy seats. huge interior. clean bathrooms. the water fountains are cherubs, which is pretty cool.

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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Whether it is for a symphony performance, stage play, or the summer movie series, you should visit. You can also get a free tour by visiting the CATCO web site. The tour includes a fascinating demonstration of the Morton organ. Craig Wilson, the organist, also performs 30 minutes before a movie start and at intermission.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As a lifelong resident in Columbus, its great to see some of our old treasures still thriving. Nearly shut down many years ago, it was saved by some groups and restored to its former glory. The theatre is gorgeous inside with the old carved decor of polished gold and rich tones in the carpet and walls. Crystal chandeliers adorn the... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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230 reviews 230 reviews
194 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It opened in 1928. The architect was Thomas Lamb, who designed the theater in Spanish Baroque with a seating capacity of 2,770. The seating seemed a bit tight for me and the seats could have been refurbished but the venue and the show more than made up for it. Try to get there at least a half hour before the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

One of those old historic theaters. Very nice and kind of classy. Great floor seats. assume balcony good too as not that big. Saw The Book of Mormon. Liked it a lot less than the theater.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Quite the place to take in gold leaf, woven tapestry, amazing wood and plaster works and years of entertainment history. Performances held in such surroundings seem to be all the more remarkable. This venue is highly recommended whether you are taking in a theater performance, musical tribute or a night of ballet.

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Grove City, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I have bought tickets to every show for the Ohio Theater and Palace theater. Broadway Series offers season tickets to all the plays and you would also be entitled to the 1-2 extra shows a year. If you forget or lose your tickets, no problem. When you arrive go to the window for new tickets at the Ohio Theater. You... More

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