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Southern Theater

21 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43215-4264
614 340-1896
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Ranked #21 of 77 Attractions in Columbus
Type: Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: A Victorian-era theater now used for Broadway shows.

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Pataskala, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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).

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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...

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Columbus, Ohio
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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This gem was saved from the wrecking ball, then sold to the Westin chain. It's the home of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and many other musical events in Columbus. If you have a chance to visit, there isn't a bad seat on the first floor or first balcony. The second balcony is a little steep.

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It's an old Victorian style theater with a lot of charm. Seating is prompt and the acoustics are good. We've been there for the Messiah Sing Along and a Broadway show and both times we enjoyed ourselves. The leg room isn't that great though.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great show, prompt seating, great acoustics, very friendly staff. Highly recommend this venue. This theatre is architecturally fascinating as well.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The theater looked great on the inside although you would not believe it looks that good from the outside. Went to the Jazz show April 12, it was awasome. Loved it

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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Acoustics are fantastic. However, there are no elevators and some of the stairs are fairly steep. Also, some seats have cramped legroom. But clearly a great place to see a show!

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Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Warm, intimate setting. Good acoustics. Easy to get to and from. We go there for the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the ProMusica performances.

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Columbus, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a forgotten theater that has been refurbished. The theater is so well built that you do not have to have a microphone to project your voice from the stage. At one time this theater has held such musicians as John Phillip Suza and his band to vaudeville productions that were on tour.

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