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“A great place to take in the shows.”
Review of Ohio Theater

Ohio Theater
Ranked #3 of 151 things to do in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.
Columbus, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A great place to take in the shows.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you're in town when a show is playing make sure you get tickets. I have found that most shows offer various price points for tickets. If you are picky about where you sit get your tickets early. If you can be flexible with your seating you can usually get tickets closer to the show. I haven't sat in all the locations but don't think there is a bad seat in the house. This is a beautiful place so make sure you go early to tour the venue, upstairs and down. During intermission the ladies restroom lines will get long but I think everyone makes it back before the show starts again. Check with the volunteers, there are some out of the way restrooms that aren't quite as busy.

Visited May 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“The Show Must Go On”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful restoration, a blast from the past. Skimpy knee room in the 2nd level. Even the summer movie series is terrific.

Visited January 2013
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Columbus, OH
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We love to go to the Ohio Theater for all sorts of reasons -- Broadway productions, BalletMet's production of the Nutcracker, and especially the summer movie series. It's the longest running movie series in the country. Where else can you see the oldies but goodies like Spartacus, The Birds, or Mary Poppins on the big screen?

Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I have been to several Broadway productions at this theater. The theater itself is absolutely breathtaking. The architecture is amazingly ornate and is constantly being attended to with regular painting and maintenance to keep its authentic feel. My one and only complaint is that the seats are SO close together and the rows so close together that I feel constantly claustrophobic. And getting up in the middle of a performance is almost out of the question. Even when people stand to let you by, it is almost not enough room. My advice is to get tickets early and get a seat in the front row of a section. Then you have it made!

Visited May 2013
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Marysville
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208 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Always enjoyable fr the whole family”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a Beautiful theater. I just wish it did not cost 400$ for a family of four to get good seat, or I would go more. We went to see Wicked and it was excellent (from a distance).

Visited June 2013
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