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Address: 39 East State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: 614-469-1045
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Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.

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Beautiful Theater

We just attended the symphony at the pops at the Ohio theater. It is a beautiful theater. We highly recommend checking it out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just attended the symphony at the pops at the Ohio theater. It is a beautiful theater. We highly recommend checking it out.

Thank judy h
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the theatre for my niece's swearing in ceremony. What a beautiful interior!! It was gorgeous. Definitely worth a view inside. We sat in the balcony and left via another stairwell. Everything about the place was impressive.

Thank Patty P
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Ohio Theater on numerous occasions. I love the historic feel of it, especially during the Summer when they run classic movies and play the pipe organ.

Thank anghatfield
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful, old theater -- the kind you want to make sure never go away. I've seen dramatic plays and musicals. I can't imagine there's a bad seat in the house and the sound and acoustics are perfect.

Thank Marilyn C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely venue. Though an older restoration, the age and patina of this grand old theater just add to its appeal. The acoustics, though not the best in town, are nevertheless quite good, and the Columbus Symphony Performance sounded excellent.

Thank AtlanticTyger
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ohio Theater is a throw back to earlier times in Columbus. Thank goodness that the push to tear it down was rejected by some city leaders who took it upon themselves to save it around a half century ago. It would have been a travesty if it had been torn down. It hosts the ballet, the opera, Broadway shows,... More 

Thank teachers55
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ohio is one of the gems from the gilded age of movies (1920s) BUT it's been updated to provide all the sound and sight experiences one could want as an audience. Although my attendee experience is from "peanut heaven"--and some dates from the late 50's--have never had a bad time. Was lucky enough to participate in the annual Mayor's... More 

Thank ginniv
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theater shows so many great performances. My only complaint is the lack of leg space, but since it is an old theater, I'm willing to look beyond that. I also left my phone in the bathroom while there, and a security person was there when I went back for it, holding my phone and waiting for me. Awesome staff!

Thank monica g
Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Originally built in 1928 as an opulent escapist environment for movie goers of the era, the laudable restoration in the 1970s retained its original architectual grandiosity and with additions since has created an enjoyable facility for musical and theatrical productions. The seating is traditional and comfortable and the acoustics are very good. For evening events parking is reasonably and readily... More 

Thank Tom B
Galloway, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Seen many shows in this great historic building. Great views from any seat. Seats are close together but we are all bigger than we were 100 years ago.

Thank Bob R

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