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Ohio Theater, Columbus

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The Ohio Theatre is a performing arts center and former movie palace on Capitol Square in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Known as the "Official Theatre of the State of Ohio", the 1928 building was saved from demolition in 1969 and was later completely restored. The theater was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977 as one of the nation's finest surviving grand theaters.
The Ohio Theatre is owned and operated by the non-profit arts management organization CAPA (The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts), which was originally formed to save the theater in 1969.

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  • I attended "Tribute to Aretha Franklin" tonight for my first C'Bus theater experience and found the character of the Ohio Theater very lovely. Sound/acoustics were good and performers did an... 
    I attended "Tribute to Aretha Franklin" tonight for my first C'Bus theater experience and found the character of the Ohio Theater very lovely. Sound/acoustics were good and performers did an...  more »
  • Im never going to ohio again. I went here and a giant robot appeared and destroyed the building behind me. Then ohio mrbeast kidnapped me and gave me $2 for surviving ohio. Then a nightmearish... 
    Im never going to ohio again. I went here and a giant robot appeared and destroyed the building behind me. Then ohio mrbeast kidnapped me and gave me $2 for surviving ohio. Then a nightmearish...  more »
  • While visiting Columbus, we bought tickets for the Broadway “Hairspray” performance. The interior of the theater is beautifully adorned and layered out for 2700 patrons. There were two long lines... 
    While visiting Columbus, we bought tickets for the Broadway “Hairspray” performance. The interior of the theater is beautifully adorned and layered out for 2700 patrons. There were two long lines...  more »
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  • Beautiful theater from the entrance to the inside. Smaller theater than most so the views were good from most of the theater. It is just beautiful looking around. The golden inlays are so well done and the theater is kept in nice shape. Everyone did a good job getting the large crowd of people in and out of the show. All in all a very good experience
  • Such a beautiful theater! Was just here a couple of days ago to see Hamilton and it was amazing! We had high balcony, all the way to the left seats..and our view was still great! I'm convinced there's not a bad seat in this theater!
  • Beautiful theater and a great venue. I enjoy the shows I see there and like that they participate in the summer tour. I have recently attended Hamilton and it is just as beautiful and clean as ever. They do not have the water fountains open currently.
  • This venue is lovely. I went to see Wicked (Touring) on June 5, 2022. As a person with a plus size body, theatre seats make me so nervous. I'm very afraid of being in pain from narrow seats, taking up extra space from another patron and generally not being able to access these kinds of spaces. But sitting on the first floor of the Ohio Theater alleviated my fear. I fit just fine in the seats and yes I spilled over a little but not much. I'm told seats in the balcony are more narrow but I do not personally know. The decor in the theatre is gorgeous. It feels glamourous and vintage. I will definitely go to another show or 6. The parking is in a garage but there is minimal walking (about one block) and it cost about 5 dollars. There's also an elevator for those who can't do stairs. Wicked cast? Amazing. Standing ovation and tear worthy.
  • Always the best experience here. Not a bad seat in the house and you can just feel the history once you walk in. The staff is friendly and always ready to help get you to the right spot or your seat. Can't wait to visit again and see another show. Highly recommend visiting if you've never been.

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