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COVID-19 Update

Aronoff Center and Music Hall Events and Operations

(current as of Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 2:00 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 of more than 300 people), 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, full-capacity reopening date, the health and safety of our guests, staff, volunteers, and artists will always remain our number one priority.

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 these EVENT STATUS pages and in the TICKETS & EVENTS section of this 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 Music Theatre; Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative; Contemporary Dance Theater; Exhale Dance Tribe; Mutual Dance Theatre; Revolution Dance Theatre.



  • Rescheduled events: Ticketholders will be notified of the new date and ticket information/options. 
  • Cancelled events: All tickets and fees will be automatically refunded to the original method of payment. Cash purchases will be refunded by check.
  • Upcoming event status changes: All ticket holders will be notified by email and/or phone.
  • Third-party ticketsCAA cannot refund tickets purchased from a ticket reseller. Contact the reseller directly regarding its refund policies.
  • Questions: contact CAA Ticketing Services at (513) 621-2787 [ARTS] or [email protected].
  • Ticket Offices:  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 are open Monday-Friday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.


The Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery has reopened to the public with new hours and health & safety guidelines. 


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. Since the Aronoff Center and Music Hall have gone dark in March 2020, more than 300 events have been cancelled or rescheduled. We incurred a financial impact of more than $2 million for our 2019/20 fiscal year (ending August 31, 2020) and are facing additional losses as the impact of the pandemic continues. The majority of our staff has been working from home, and we have experienced two waves of substantial staff reductions resulting in the loss of nearly half of our full-time staff.

Although we are not yet able to identify a full-capacity reopening date for either the Aronoff Center or Music Hall, we have worked with health officials and our arts colleagues, locally and nationally, to develop a comprehensive reopening plan that prioritizes the health and safety of our valued audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists. These procedures are currently being implemented as we have reopened Music Hall for in-person, limited-capacity performances by the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras through May 2021.

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 a national audience survey study 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 have been and continue to be affected by the health crisis. With your ongoing support, we look forward to returning to our mission of bringing Tri-state audiences together for 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 interest and 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.