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Address: 21 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43215-5115
Phone Number: 614 340-1896
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A Victorian-era theater now used for Broadway shows.

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historic building, excellent acoustics, an experience to cherish.

Nestled amongst the numerous modern buildings in downtown Columbus is the Southern Theater, home of Opera Columbus Opera. In Columbus Ohio? That's what I thought too. I have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nestled amongst the numerous modern buildings in downtown Columbus is the Southern Theater, home of Opera Columbus Opera. In Columbus Ohio? That's what I thought too. I have always wanted to attend a live opera, but always thought I'd have to go to New York or San Fransisco. Not the case! Right here in Columbus, we have a World Class... More 

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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I have attended many operas at the Southern Theater, most recently "La Traviata". The space is intimate, acoustics fantastic. The main floor places the audience member as if they are mingled with the performers. The seats are comfortable and the view from ceiling to floor spectacular, perfected restoration from the gilded age (the theater opened in 1896). The mezzanine is... More 

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Thank MaggieGx1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The theater is just beautiful. Since it was built for musical performances, the acoustics are superb. It is smaller and more intimate than the Ohio Theater. You will enjoy it.

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Reynoldsburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Southern Theater last night to watch the Columbus Jazz Orchestra play. What an amazing venue! We sat in the second balcony and the sound was terrific. Word to the wise, if you are afraid of heights, you may want lower seats- my hands were shaking coming down the stairs! We were told this used to be... More 

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

The exterior does not begin to foretell what a treat this theater is. It is visually stunning and the acoustics were excellent. Enjoy a performance in this beautiful theater, it is intimate. We went first to the hotel bar next door which was perfect. There is a parking garage directly across the street from the theater, too. All factored in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We attended a performance of the Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, it was excellent and Vadim Gluzman was incredible on violin.

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Irvine, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Nancy P
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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. :-(

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Columbus, Ohio
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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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