Cincinnati Music Hall
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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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH4,887 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Restored music venue in the heart of Cincinnati. Beautiful park across the street and decent eating within a few minute radius for either before or after a show.

The interior is absolutely beautiful with comfortable seating and very good sight lines. Acoustically it was excellent. Once nice touch was the closed-captioning for English. It was up and out of the way. You could either ignore it, or quickly flick your eyes up to it without disrupting the performance.

The ease of entry and the ability to get to our seats without confusion was also very good. There is also a reasonable drink/snack selection at the bars.
Written 10 August 2023
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tmazionsmith
Saint Paul, MN442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
My friend and I did a tour of the interior of Music Hall on a Saturday afternoon. I thought there might be a few other people, but there were actually 3 different groups because so many people signed up. I believe we had 10 in our group. Our guide was Denise; she was very knowledgeable about the building and it’s history. We got see several different areas of the building, as it actually has 3 sections. We even got to see the upper ballroom being set up for a prom that night. I’m not a local, but I still appreciated everything I learned and wished I’d been able to see a show there during my visit.
Written 2 June 2023
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bandguy54
Orleans, IN181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I have always wanted to attend something at the Cincinnati Music Hall. This past Friday we went to see the Cincinnati Pops with Michael Feinstein. We had amazing seats very close to the stage and the hall itself did not disappoint. It is beautiful. I've driven past the Music Hall many times when passing through and visiting Cincinnati but had never had the opportunity to attend anything there. I'm so glad I finally got to check that off my list.
Written 13 November 2022
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TWB
Cincinnati, OH2,502 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 July 2020
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Laura A. Hobson
Cincinnati, OH29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 9 February 2020
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Julabelle
Yellow Springs, OH5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 January 2020
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Pras499
Cincinnati, OH490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Watched the Nutcracker ballet in Cincinnati Music Hall. Fantastic venue and clean. Little girls liked it also.
Written 29 December 2019
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Mary J
Sarasota, FL21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 11 December 2019
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MWeisensel
Cincinnati, OH200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 October 2019
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melody f
Greenville, SC29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 9 October 2019
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