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

Oct 22 - 24, 2021
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Cincinnati Coffee Festival 2021

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More Info for FREEDOM & JOY
Oct 29 - 30, 2021
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FREEDOM & JOY

Oct 29 - 30, 2021
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FREEDOM & JOY

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More Info for King Arthur's Camelot
Nov 5 - 7, 2021
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King Arthur's Camelot

Cincinnati Ballet

Nov 5 - 7, 2021
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King Arthur's Camelot

Cincinnati Ballet

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More Info for DANIIL TRIFONOV In Recital
Nov 10, 2021 / Wednesday
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DANIIL TRIFONOV In Recital

Nov 10, 2021 / Wednesday
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DANIIL TRIFONOV In Recital

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS MAHLER 4
Nov 13 - 14, 2021
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GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS MAHLER 4

Nov 13 - 14, 2021
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GAFFIGAN CONDUCTS MAHLER 4

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More Info for MANNY, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN 8
Nov 19 - 20, 2021
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MANNY, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN 8

Nov 19 - 20, 2021
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MANNY, HAYDN & BEETHOVEN 8

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More Info for DEBUSSY, RAVEL & MENDELSSOHN
Nov 26 - 27, 2021
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DEBUSSY, RAVEL & MENDELSSOHN

Nov 26 - 27, 2021
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DEBUSSY, RAVEL & MENDELSSOHN

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More Info for An Evening with David Sedaris
Nov 30, 2021 / Tuesday
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An Evening with David Sedaris

Nov 30, 2021 / Tuesday
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An Evening with David Sedaris

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for HOLIDAY POPS
Dec 3 - 12, 2021
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HOLIDAY POPS

Dec 3 - 12, 2021
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HOLIDAY POPS

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More Info for There's No Place Like Home Dance
Dec 4, 2021 / Saturday
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There's No Place Like Home Dance

Sponsored by Herbert Boner

Dec 4, 2021 / Saturday
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There's No Place Like Home Dance

Sponsored by Herbert Boner

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Event Starts 9:00 PM
More Info for Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer
Dec 10, 2021 / Friday
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Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer

Friends of Music Hall

Dec 10, 2021 / Friday
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Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer

Friends of Music Hall

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Event Starts 10:30 AM
More Info for Winter Ball
Dec 11, 2021 / Saturday
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Winter Ball

USA Dance Cincinnati

Dec 11, 2021 / Saturday
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Winter Ball

USA Dance Cincinnati

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
More Info for The Nutcracker
Dec 16 - 26, 2021
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The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet

Dec 16 - 26, 2021
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The Nutcracker

Cincinnati Ballet

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Dec 31, 2021 / Friday
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NEW YEAR'S EVE AT MUSIC HALL: SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
More Info for LA VALSE & SIMPSON PREMIERE
Jan 14 - 15, 2022
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LA VALSE & SIMPSON PREMIERE

Jan 14 - 15, 2022
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LA VALSE & SIMPSON PREMIERE

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More Info for CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY
Jan 21 - 23, 2022
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CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY

Jan 21 - 23, 2022
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CIRQUE GOES BROADWAY

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More Info for Slay the Runway
Jan 22 - 23, 2022
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Slay the Runway

On Sale SoonMore Info
Jan 22 - 23, 2022
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Slay the Runway

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On Sale SoonMore Info
Jan 28 - 29, 2022
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PINTSCHER PREMIERE & RACHMANINOFF

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More Info for MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
Feb 4 - 6, 2022
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MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Feb 4 - 6, 2022
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MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

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More Info for TANGO & CITY NOIR
Feb 12 - 13, 2022
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TANGO & CITY NOIR

Feb 12 - 13, 2022
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TANGO & CITY NOIR

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Mar 4 - 5, 2022
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CANELLAKIS & ELGAR CONCERTO

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More Info for LOLLIPOPS FAMILY CONCERT
Mar 5, 2022 / Saturday
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LOLLIPOPS FAMILY CONCERT

Mar 5, 2022 / Saturday
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LOLLIPOPS FAMILY CONCERT

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Event Starts 10:30 AM
More Info for MOZART & MAZZOLI PREMIERE
Mar 11 - 12, 2022
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MOZART & MAZZOLI PREMIERE

Mar 11 - 12, 2022
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MOZART & MAZZOLI PREMIERE

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Mar 18 - 20, 2022
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RESPECT: A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN

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More Info for SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE
Mar 25 - 27, 2022
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SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

Mar 25 - 27, 2022
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SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE

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More Info for Cynthia Erivo
Mar 29, 2022 / Tuesday
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Cynthia Erivo

Mar 29, 2022 / Tuesday
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Cynthia Erivo

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for BARTÓK & PROKOFIEV 5
Apr 1 - 2, 2022
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BARTÓK & PROKOFIEV 5

Apr 1 - 2, 2022
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BARTÓK & PROKOFIEV 5

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More Info for BRONFMAN & LA MER
Apr 8 - 9, 2022
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BRONFMAN & LA MER

Apr 8 - 9, 2022
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BRONFMAN & LA MER

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More Info for ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL
Apr 10, 2022 / Sunday
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ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL

Apr 10, 2022 / Sunday
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ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
Apr 16, 2022 / Saturday
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RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles

Cincinnati Arts Association

Apr 16, 2022 / Saturday
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RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles

Cincinnati Arts Association

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for CSO PROOF: Black Being
Apr 20, 2022 / Wednesday
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CSO PROOF: Black Being

Apr 20, 2022 / Wednesday
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CSO PROOF: Black Being

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Event Starts 8:00 PM
More Info for CLASSICAL ROOTS
Apr 22, 2022 / Friday
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CLASSICAL ROOTS

Apr 22, 2022 / Friday
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CLASSICAL ROOTS

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Event Starts 7:30 PM
More Info for JMR'S GREATEST HITS
Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
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JMR'S GREATEST HITS

Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
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JMR'S GREATEST HITS

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May 6 - 8, 2022
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CONNESSON PREMIERE & RACHMANINOFF

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More Info for TRANSCENDENT BRUCKNER
May 14 - 15, 2022
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TRANSCENDENT BRUCKNER

May 14 - 15, 2022
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TRANSCENDENT BRUCKNER

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