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Address: 21 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4264
Phone Number: 614 340-1896
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A Victorian-era theater now used for Broadway shows.

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ProMusica Concert

My daughter and I attended a concert in this venue last weekend. What a delightful surprise! The gold arced ceiling shimmers and made this feel like an event. The concert was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy P
Irvine, California, United States
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Irvine, California, United States
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I attended a concert in this venue last weekend. What a delightful surprise! The gold arced ceiling shimmers and made this feel like an event. The concert was a joy. Fun, too, is the location. The theater is attached to the Westin Hotel. We went to their bar first for wine and people watching. We parked in... More 

Thank Nancy P
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love the charm. However, balcony seating is tight. I've been here before when my seatmate has overflowed into my space. :-(

Thank Artichoke05
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We love attending performances at the Southern Theater! It has been beautifully restored and provides a warm and intimate setting for smaller audiences. A great place to catch a performance of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra!

Thank Susan43068
Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a beautiful theater and very affordable by sitting in the 2nd balcony for opera. The leg room is tight and it is pretty steep in the 2nd balcony, but the view and acoustics were wonderful. All of the staff was so very friendly and helpful. Was able to get a 25% discount online - so look for that!

Thank Kathie H
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89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We were surprised to find yet another theater in Columbus that was new to us. The theater has a lot of history and was a great venue for a small show. We went to a comedy show and it was the perfect size that it still felt intimate. We sat in the Loge seats, and had a great view. There... More 

Thank Sheri H
Columbus, Ohio
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We loved this venue for the third install of The American Roots Fest presenting Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue recreated in its original format and was a beautiful production in a great venue. The theater has wonderful acoustics and is a small personal theater- there are no bad seats.

Thank June O
Columbus, Ohio
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303 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Southern Theater was renovated the year I moved to Columbus (1998). It is incredibly ornate and visually stunning. The seats in the second balcony are tough because there is so little leg room but the sound and view upstairs is excellent. Treat yourself and sit in the mezzanine level or on the floor. Beautiful!

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Pataskala, Ohio
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We attended a concert by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and were completely entranced. The theatre is gorgeous. It is small and intimate. It is full of beautiful old wood and great chandeliers. The staff were so cordial and friendly. They treated as though we were old friends. A perfect night.

Thank traveler60California
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Indeed, this is a quaint yet beautiful theatre! The acoustics are great! The seats are good, though avoid the sides (you won't enjoy the full view of the stage).

Thank Noah A
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a beautifully redone place, that is really central to the attempt to revitalize a section of columbus, that has been historically poor and under-developed. Go see a wonderful play, then go patronize the area places, this place is on its' way up...

Thank Justin W

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