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

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Beautiful, intimate historic theater venue!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Susan43068
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
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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!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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!

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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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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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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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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