Cincinnati Music Hall

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Cincinnati Music Hall
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Built in 1878 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975, Cincinnati’s Music Hall is among the City’s most recognizable buildings. Impressive from the outside for its Victorian-gothic architecture, it’s arguably more remarkable on the inside as the home to the Cincinnati Opera (the nation’s second-oldest opera company), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the nation’s sixth-oldest symphony orchestra), May Festival (the longest-running choral festival in the Western hemisphere), and Cincinnati Ballet. Following a lengthy closure for extensive renovations during the 2016-17, Music Hall re-opened in October 2017 and has re-established itself as Cincinnati’s premiere special events and concert venue and an integral part of the vibrant Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in which it is located.
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Abby TWB
Grand Ridge, FL1,772 contributions
Nice Renovation
Feb 2020
This was my first visit since renovations were complete; it turned out nice and though revitalization was necessary, I found it a much more magnificent place prior to. Swan Lake was great. Bar service fantastic; you can even preorder for intermission. Absolutely beautiful place and must visit if in Cincinnati if at all interested in arts and/or history.
Written July 31, 2020
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Laura A. Hobson
Cincinnati, OH29 contributions
Cincinnati Music Hall Wows at Every Turn
Feb 2020 • Solo
Renovated and revitalized Cincinnati Music Hall energizes performers and patrons alike. Painstaking historical research went into the refurbishing of this iconic treasure home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Pops and Cincinnati Opera. Originally built in the 19th century, the hall attracts young and old for stellar performances. Windows were restored, paint redone, hallways opened up. A testament to the workmanship of those who poured hundreds of hours to accomplish the task of redoing Music Hall.
Written February 9, 2020
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Julabelle
Yellow Springs, OH3 contributions
Cincy Music Hall
Dec 2019
The hour-long tour of the interior of the Music Hall was wonderful -- amazing architectural detail, along with the history of the building's evolution, as it served various purposes for different organizations. I will definitely sign up for the tour of the exterior in the Spring or Summer.
Written January 11, 2020
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Pras499
Cincinnati, OH498 contributions
Great venue
Dec 2019 • Family
Watched the Nutcracker ballet in Cincinnati Music Hall. Fantastic venue and clean. Little girls liked it also.
Written December 29, 2019
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Mary J
Sarasota, FL21 contributions
High energy in an old place
Oct 2019
We, 2 seniors, joined lots of other Boomers who felt energized listening to Texas Swing performed by Asleep at the Wheel, fronted by the always entertaining Ray Benson. Even in the balcony we had good views and acoustics. It would help if management made clearer how to use the elevator because it’s a climb to the top level of his historic building, thankfully on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Written December 11, 2019
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MWeisensel
Cincinnati, OH147 contributions
Historic
Oct 2019 • Couples
Saw a performance of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra here on a rainy October evening. The show was great, but considering the multimillion recent renovation I was surprised at the lack of "wow" factor At Music Hall. It is not very ornate or classically beautiful. Rather plain actually. Maybe it's just my personal preference on "style" for these types of places having seen many truly awesome concert halls around the country and abroad. Still it is important building in Cincinnati history and very nice place to see and hear great music.
Written October 27, 2019
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melody f
Greenville, SC31 contributions
Cincinnati!!!!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Me & my boyfriend decided to take a trip to Cincinnati Ohio to visit the Music Festival 2019. I really enjoyed all of the entertainment,food(in the surrounding area) and shops while visiting. Soooooo many people!!! We had a little misunderstanding with Uber trying to get back to our hotel. They couldn't seem to find the street we were located on????.Ended up catching a cab.1st one 1st served. Other then that it was an enjoyable trip.
Written October 9, 2019
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland468 contributions
What an amazing place
Aug 2019
This building is amazing, and the shows great. You will love this place if you appreciate history, the arts, architecture, and overall sight-seeing. This is a must-see on Cincinnati.
Written October 2, 2019
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Sherry R
Covington, KY12 contributions
Tour
Aug 2019 • Friends
We did the inside tour, and it is fantastic. We not only saw the great architecture of the building, but learned about the history of the building and city. The guide was a wealth of knowledge.
Written September 21, 2019
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Bonnie M
Indianapolis, IN29 contributions
Wonderful place to see a performance
Jun 2019 • Solo
Attended a performance of the Cincinnati Opera Company. The venue is elegant, beautiful and and everything you would a performance venue to be. The large lobby for holding patrons during intermission is a plus as is the comfortable seating within the venue.
Written June 30, 2019
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