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Ohio Theater

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Address: 39 East State St, Columbus, OH 43215-4278
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+1 614-469-1045
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Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.

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Classic Ohio Theater

The Ohio is a great place to see a play, musical or concert. It has been around a very long time and while some of the seats are tight it gives everyone a pretty good view even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ohio is a great place to see a play, musical or concert. It has been around a very long time and while some of the seats are tight it gives everyone a pretty good view even from the cheap seats. Definitely worth checking out.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off, The Ohio Theater is stunning. This has got to be the most beautiful place that I have seen a show. While it was really over heated yesterday, they did do their best to cool it down after everyone complained of how hot it was inside. It does get a bit crowded trying to get to your seat, but... More 

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Thank Msepps
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I always love going here for shows. We have seen many performances at this theater. It is very well managed. The building is beautiful!

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Thank Sara K
West Bloomfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We went to a production of Cinderella here. The theater is extremely attractive on the inside. The seats were comfortable, the acoustics were great, and we had a great time.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

We have been enjoying performances here for over forty years. This is a great venue for plays , with very few bad seats. The downtown Columbus experience must include a trip here for fantastic entertainment.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

I have been going to the Ohio Theatre since I was a kid. It is such a historical and magical place. Come for the entertainment, but stay for the ambiance.

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Thank Lori C
Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We attended the Beethoven concert this fall and it was wonderful. The building is historical and the music never disappoints. I grew up coming here with my father every weekend during season for the Symphony as he had season tickets. I really missed it. You can easily purchase tickets to just one concert online. They frequently have guest musicians and... More 

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Thank Elise W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Attended the special session of the State Supreme Court for my son's swearing in as a lawyer. The organ music was beautiful and the inside is beautiful. It made the waiting go quickly. There is so much to see. I would enjoy having the opportunity to see a play or musical there.

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Thank Mark S
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I've been to a number of events in this historic, restored theater and it is always a delight. The decor is classic and sumptuous. Just walking into the auditorium gives you the feeling that something special is about to happen. It literally sets the stage for a nice afternoon or evening out. Take advantage of their well-planned season.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I can't wait for the CAPA summer movie series next year. A great theater to watch old movies in this grand venue!! If they have tours next year, I suggest taking a tour of this theater. Also a great theater to see Broadway productions. Underground parking is available under the State House, across the street for five dollars for the... More 

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