Music Hall

1241 Elm Street , Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-2787
(513) 621-2787

ABOUT MUSIC HALL

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.

Originally serving the City as its first convention center, the three buildings which make up the familiar Elm Street façade were early destinations for nationally-acclaimed Industrial Exhibitions, which firmly established the multi-use character of this unique venue. Continuing through the 1970s, programming included everything from sporting events (boxing, wrestling, tennis, ice skating, basketball), traditional exhibits (art, home, military, horticultural, automobile, and trade shows), and everything in between (circuses, big band dances, conventions, and  political events, including Republican and Democratic national conventions and campaign appearances by several Presidents).

Beyond its international reputation as a classical music venue, Music Hall is has been a popular destination for fans of contemporary artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, and Neil Young , to name just a few of the superstars who have performed there. And as if none of that were enough, the Hall has a reputation as one of the country’s most haunted buildings – in part due to the cemetery history of the site on which it was constructed, and in larger part to reports of strange phenomenon in and around the building.

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. Over the past several years, OTR itself has experienced nothing short of a renaissance, spearheaded by local developer 3CDC, and Music Hall now finds itself surrounded by trendy restaurants and shops, the School for Creative and Performing Arts, Memorial Hall, and the new Shakespeare Theater. The renovation of Washington Park (directly across the street) provided Music Hall with an expansive front lawn, returned a beautiful greenspace to the daily use of its community, and further enhanced the experience of first-time visitors –  ensuring Music Hall will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.

Upcoming Events

More Info for Ghost Tours of Music Hall
Feb 1 - May 8, 2024
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Ghost Tours of Music Hall

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Feb 1 - May 8, 2024
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Ghost Tours of Music Hall

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More Info for Bricks & Beer: Cincinnati Music Hall History and Hops
Feb 29 - May 30, 2024
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Bricks & Beer: Cincinnati Music Hall History and Hops

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Feb 29 - May 30, 2024
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Bricks & Beer: Cincinnati Music Hall History and Hops

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More Info for CSO Proof: From the canyons to the stars
Mar 1 - 2, 2024
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CSO Proof: From the canyons to the stars

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Mar 1 - 2, 2024
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CSO Proof: From the canyons to the stars

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

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More Info for Copland's Appalachian Spring
Mar 8 - 10, 2024
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Copland's Appalachian Spring

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Mar 8 - 10, 2024
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Copland's Appalachian Spring

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More Info for The Doo Wop Project
Mar 15 - 17, 2024
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The Doo Wop Project

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Mar 15 - 17, 2024
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The Doo Wop Project

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More Info for Ben Rector & Cody Fry: Live with the Cincinnati Pops
Mar 26, 2024 / Tuesday
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Ben Rector & Cody Fry: Live with the Cincinnati Pops

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Mar 26, 2024 / Tuesday
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Ben Rector & Cody Fry: Live with the Cincinnati Pops

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Tchaikovsky & Nielsen
Mar 29 - 30, 2024
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Tchaikovsky & Nielsen

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Mar 29 - 30, 2024
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Tchaikovsky & Nielsen

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More Info for Miami Sings Music Hall
Apr 3, 2024 / Wednesday
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Miami Sings Music Hall

Apr 3, 2024 / Wednesday
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Miami Sings Music Hall

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Carmina Burana and Silhouettes
Apr 6, 2024 / Saturday
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Carmina Burana and Silhouettes

Apr 6, 2024 / Saturday
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Carmina Burana and Silhouettes

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
Apr 7, 2024 / Sunday
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Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra: Hip Hop Orchestra in Cincinnati

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
More Info for Silent Movies Made Musical with the Mighty Wurlitzer
Apr 12, 2024 / Friday
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Silent Movies Made Musical with the Mighty Wurlitzer

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Apr 12, 2024 / Friday
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Silent Movies Made Musical with the Mighty Wurlitzer

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Event Starts 7:00 PM
More Info for The Dream of America
Apr 12 - 14, 2024
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The Dream of America

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Apr 12 - 14, 2024
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The Dream of America

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More Info for Hadelich & Hollland
Apr 20 - 21, 2024
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Hadelich & Hollland

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Apr 20 - 21, 2024
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Hadelich & Hollland

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More Info for Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Apr 26 - 27, 2024
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Dvorak Symphony No. 8

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Apr 26 - 27, 2024
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Dvorak Symphony No. 8

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More Info for Beethoven Symphony No. 7 & Dessner Premieres
May 3 - 4, 2024
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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 & Dessner Premieres

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

May 3 - 4, 2024
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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 & Dessner Premieres

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More Info for Power to Pursue
May 10, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Power to Pursue

May 10, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Power to Pursue

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Event Starts 9:00 AM
More Info for Louis' Grand Finale
May 10 - 12, 2024
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Louis' Grand Finale

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

May 10 - 12, 2024
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Louis' Grand Finale

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More Info for The Creation
May 17, 2024 / Friday
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The Creation

May 17, 2024 / Friday
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The Creation

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Anthems
May 18, 2024 / Saturday
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Anthems

May 18, 2024 / Saturday
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Anthems

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Voices of the Earth
May 23, 2024 / Thursday
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Voices of the Earth

May 23, 2024 / Thursday
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Voices of the Earth

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Her Story
May 25, 2024 / Saturday
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Her Story

May 25, 2024 / Saturday
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Her Story

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for Don Giovanni
June 13 - 15, 2024
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Don Giovanni

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June 13 - 15, 2024
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Don Giovanni

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More Info for Studio Sessions: Jacqueline Echols McCarley
June 18, 2024 / Tuesday
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Studio Sessions: Jacqueline Echols McCarley

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June 18, 2024 / Tuesday
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Studio Sessions: Jacqueline Echols McCarley

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
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More Info for La Traviata
June 27 - 30, 2024
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La Traviata

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June 27 - 30, 2024
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La Traviata

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More Info for Studio Sessions: Elliot Madore
July 2, 2024 / Tuesday
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Studio Sessions: Elliot Madore

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July 2, 2024 / Tuesday
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Studio Sessions: Elliot Madore

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
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More Info for Studio Sessions: Jessica Rivera
July 11, 2024 / Thursday
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Studio Sessions: Jessica Rivera

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July 11, 2024 / Thursday
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Studio Sessions: Jessica Rivera

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
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July 18 - 27, 2024
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Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

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