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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): Aronoff Center and Music Hall Events and Operations

(current as of Tue., November 24 , 2020, 12:00 PM)

The Cincinnati Arts Association and the resident companies at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall continue to closely monitor the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are following the directives of the State of Ohio (including the ban on large public gatherings), as well as the recommendations of other government and health officials, and we greatly appreciate the leadership of these authorities. As we plan for a yet-to-be-determined reopening date, the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and artists will always remain our number one priority.

Due to the national health crisis, most events at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall through the end of 2020 have been rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled.  Below are links to the current status of events at our venues:

As conditions change, we will continue to list any future rescheduled, postponed, and cancelled events on the EVENT STATUS pages (see links above) and in the TICKETS & EVENTS section of this website.



All previously announced CSO and Pops concerts at Music Hall through January 3, 2021 are cancelled. However, the CSO is excited to introduce a free digital series, Live From Music Hall, a mixture of CSO and Pops concerts streamed directly to your home, between September and December 2020. Schedules, artists, and programs will be released at the end of August. For more information, visit the CSO website.



Contact the individual arts organizations or visit their websites for ticketing options and event status information:  Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati, presented by TriHealth; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra; May Festival; Cincinnati Ballet; Cincinnati Opera; Cincinnati Boychoir; Cincinnati Music Theatre; Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative; Contemporary Dance Theater; Exhale Dance Tribe; Mutual Dance Theatre; Revolution Dance Theatre.



For rescheduled events, ticketholders will be notified of the new date and ticket information/options. 

For cancelled events, all tickets and fees will be automatically refunded to the original method of payment. Cash purchases will be refunded by check.

If you have questions, contact CAA Ticketing Services at (513) 621-2787 [ARTS] or [email protected]. NOTE: CAA cannot refund tickets purchased from a ticket reseller. Contact the reseller directly regarding its refund policies.

As the status of upcoming events changes, we will notify all ticketholders by email and/or phone.

Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, the Aronoff Center Ticket Office and the Music Hall Box Office will be closed until further notice. You may continue to visit us or purchase tickets online at CincinnatiArts.org, or call us at (513) 621-2787. Our phone lines will remain open Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center is temporarily closed to the public due to the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases and ongoing health concerns related to the pandemic.


During this unexpected and over-extended intermission, we have created the following arts resource guides:

  • ARTS AT HOME: a hub of virtual arts and entertainment opportunities that you a can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
  • CAA ARTISTS AT HOME:  virtual experiences from many of CAA’s touring artists that will help you and your family stay healthy in fun and entertaining ways.


The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating effect on CAA. During the months since the Aronoff Center and Music Hall have gone dark in March, more than 300 events have been cancelled or rescheduled. We are facing a financial impact of more than $2 million for the current fiscal year (ending August 31), the majority of our staff has been working from home, and we have experienced two waves of substantial staff reductions.

Although we are not yet able to identify a reopening date for either the Aronoff Center or Music Hall, we are working diligently with our arts colleagues, locally and nationally, to create a responsible reopening plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our valued audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists. We will continue to follow the guidance of government and health officials, and make future decisions based on the most current directives and in response to changing conditions/timelines. In addition, we are participating in both local and national audience survey studies to gather data about our guests’ perceptions about returning to our venues in order to better inform our decisions.

Our thoughts are with the many individuals and families who are affected by the health crisis. With your ongoing support, we look forward to returning to our mission of bringing Tri-state audiences live, world-class arts and entertainment events that unite us and elevate the human spirit.

We are grateful for your patience and understanding during this challenging time, and we appreciate your continued support. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Aronoff Center and Music Hall when the time is right the curtains will rise again!

Donate_680X175_banner-ad-for-emails.jpgThe Cincinnati Arts Association is a not-for-profit organization that manages and operates the Aronoff Center and Music Hall. The challenges of the pandemic have had a significant financial impact on our organization. The support of our audiences and patrons has never been more important. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation as we continue to care for our venues and plan for a responsible reopening.