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Built in 1878 with private money raised from what is believed to be the nation’s first matching grant fund drive, this classic entertainment venue is considered one of the best and most beautiful concert theaters in the world, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975. Home to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (the sixth oldest symphony orchestra in the country), Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Cincinnati Opera (the nation’s second-oldest opera company), the Cincinnati Ballet, and the May Festival (the longest-running choral festival in the Western hemisphere), Music Hall originally served the City as its first convention center. Beyond the fine arts, the theater has hosted such entertainers as Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Elton John, Janis Joplin, BB King, Duran Duran, and Eric Clapton.

Located in the popular Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and adjacent to Washington Park, Music Hall is in close proximity to trendy restaurants and shops, as well as the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

For more informaton, visit the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and promoting this historic venue.



Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the CSO is to seek and share inspiration, and it has been doing so since 1895 as the country’s sixth oldest orchestra. Under the artistic direction of Louis Langree, the CSO continues its legacy as Cincinnati’s cultural ambassador around the world, at home in Music Hall and in our community. View Events


Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

  The Cincinnati Pops, led by John Morris Russell, grew from our city’s love of great orchestral music, with the same world-class musicians of the CSO performing a diverse array of musical styles, including Broadway, jazz, pop and the Great American Songbook. View Events


Cincinnati Ballet

 From excellence on stage to outreach in local schools and community, Cincinnati Ballet takes pride in the fact that it is an integral part of the culture of the city. View Events


The May Festival

The May Festival is the oldest continuous choral festival in the Western Hemisphere and one of the only true choral festivals that remains in our country today.

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Cincinnati Opera

Fou­n­ded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors.



"This renovation will affirm Music Hall as one of the world's greatest performance venues, celebrate the hall's remarkable history, breathe new life and accessibility into the Music Hall experience and lay the foundation for a bright future." - Otto M. Budig



Music Hall Revitalization Company

The Music Hall Revitalization Company (MHRC) was formed in 2010 as a non-profit corporation with the mission to coordinate and lead the renovation of Cincinnati’s iconic Music Hall and ensure the quality of its future maintenance.



The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp.'s mission and strategic focus is to strengthen the core assets of downtown. 3CDC is partnering with the City of Cincinnati to complete the necessary renovations to Music Hall.


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