Ohio Theater

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klbarth39
Columbus, OH723 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The 1928 build theater has survived many years and was scheduled for demolition in 1969 but was saved and completely restored. The inside is elegant with much of the old style preserved including a theater pipe organ that was restored. It is home for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, local ballet company and several other performing arts. It is staffed by mainly volunteers who usher guest to their seats. The volunteers are all dressed similarly and very polite and friendly. The Ohio Theater also host several touring Broadway Shows. The theater is across the street from the Ohio State Capitol building and parking is available in their parking garage. I have seen several Broadway Shows, listen to Symphony Orchestra performances, watched old movies in the summer, and attended some small College graduations.
It is always enjoyable to attend things that take place at the Historic Ohio Theater.
Written February 15, 2020
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jcjl32
Beavercreek, OH5 contributions
Sep 2019
Enjoyed the show. This place has great seating all around and atmosphere that takes you back in time. Easy access and to alot of events before or after a show.
Written February 11, 2020
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JBH
295 contributions
Dec 2019
We went to see the Christmas Carol. It was an amazing experience. The play was excellently performed with a perfect mixture of laughter and sentiment. The cast was very talented and the staff was kind and considerate. The theater was beautiful.Another favorite thing was the organ player, watching it go up and down was a fun treat. The orchestra did a lovely job as well.
Written December 13, 2019
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David B
Columbus, OH6 contributions
Dec 2019
I have loved this theatre since the 50’s ! I have seen George Carlin, Boston and other bands I frankly can’t remember! The aura and beauty of this national landmark hits you as you enter the lobby. The restrooms remind me of when they actually had attendants to give you a towel or someone to shine your shoes! Ah, the good old days!
Come see the Ohio and the RKO Palace to go back to the Eisenhower era. You will be blown away!
Written December 7, 2019
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mom88
Ona, WV27 contributions
Nov 2019 • Family
I attended a 2pm performance of Les Miserables with my husband and two adult daughters. Our seats were in Balcony B: Row W: Seats 6,8,10, and 12. (For rows from the back). For some reason the air conditioning kept cycling on...it was cold!! We kept our coats on. I had tried to get better seats, but was unable to find seats together. I will not intentionally choose seats this far back again. I would definitely go with front balcony or loge area. I had forgotten to bring opera glasses/binoculars. While we could hear perfectly well, we couldn’t see expressions on the performers’ faces. Two of my party had difficulty seeing as the people seated in front of them were tall and would lean over frequently to talk to others next to them. The theatre is beautiful, but this experience not what we desired.. While this visit was less than optimal, we will return. This was my second time here and the first time was great, without issues.
Written November 25, 2019
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,475 contributions
Nov 2019
My wife and I have been to the Ohio Theater for Lion King, Peter Pan and now Les Miserables. Prior to this we had the balcony seats and this time had orchestra seats. The theater itself is very beautiful but old.
The restrooms are in the basement or on the second floor which do not make them easily accessible. During the intermission of Les Mis - the line for the Men's restroom was very very long and the second floor which I ended going to was long but much faster than basement. Cannot imagine the women's and time it would take if you needed to use it.
The production of Les Mis was very good. Unfortunately it took about 5-10 minutes for the stage crew to adjust the sound. The first couple of songs neither my wife or I could understand what was being sung or said. She commented she thought it was in French. After the sound was fixed, the play was very enjoyable. The seats were okay - we had plenty of room. Only area of surprise was during the play about 50 people were seated and were disruptive. Considering they opened the doors 40 minutes before production and lobby was opened before that, there really was no reason or excuse to seat people who were late. One or two I could understand but 50 in the Orchestra section in which tickets were about $100+.
Written November 21, 2019
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jkzoo
Mansfield, OH852 contributions
Oct 2019
In my last review from several years ago I stated that the only thing keeping this from getting a perfect review was the uncomfortable seats. Seats have been re-done and are much more comfortable now - and compared to the Palace in Columbus and the Connor in Cleveland these seats are considerable more comfortable and roomy.
Written October 25, 2019
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CathyP1953
Myrtle Beach, SC1,273 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I saw the Columbus Orchestra perform Porgy and Bess and Cemetery Road last night. The theater is breathtaking from the time you walk into the lobby. The ceiling and walls are just stunning!!! I sat in the balcony and my view of the stage was wonderful!!! I shall return for more performances in the future.
Written October 12, 2019
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Ralph Martins
Karachi, Pakistan71 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a grand old theater, but do try to get seats that aren't too far away from the stage, as it becomes hard to see what's going on if you're on the second level.
Written October 11, 2019
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Diane W
Canton, Ohio, United States69 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Went to see Dear Evan Hanson and it was a wonderful experience in a fabulous theater. It's a beautiful, historic theater and it was a very enjoyable evening.
Written September 27, 2019
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