Music Hall


Historic Music Hall reopened on October 7, 2017 after a stunning and extensive $143 million renovation – one of the most impressive and all-encompassing transformations in the venue’s history.​ 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.​ 

Music Hall is located in the heart of the revitalized Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Washington Park, Music Hall's front lawn, is located directly across Elm Street and is active with special events, creative programming, and beautiful, interactive splash-fountains. Findlay Market (Ohio’s oldest farmer’s market) is five blocks north, and numerous dining, shopping, and entertainment options are located two-blocks east on Vine Street and the surrounding area.

The Friends of Music Hall offers a variety of tours of this National Historic landmark that feature the gradeur of this unique and stunning arts venue.  Tour information.