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In addition to fabulous new seats, sightlines, acoustics and comfort, there are many more upgrades to the audience experience in the refreshed Music Hall.

Audience lounge: Visit this new space created for wine and conversation, front and center in the Edyth B. Lindner Grand Foyer. It is also a great place to pause if you’re running late or need to step out. 

Increased restrooms: More restrooms on every level (over 50% more!) means less waiting.

Enhanced concessions: Enjoy enhanced service, local offerings and premium coffee, plus specialty cocktails in conjunction with themed performances such as Friday Orange. Pre-order your drink and have it ready for you at intermission. Drinks are also now allowed into the auditorium for most performances.

Places to gather: In addition to the audience lounge, look for more space around the building to pause, socialize or meet someone new. We’ve increased tables and seating in the North and South Halls, and have added a well appointed lobby just off the Box Office.

Improved safety and accessibility: Look for elevators that reach all floors, a street-level handicapped entrance at the Box Office, increased wheelchair and companion seating options, plus a state-of-the-art assistive listening device system. Lollipops performances are American Sign Language interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Impaired.

For families: We are making it easier to introduce younger people to the CSO, with more matinee performances, new family restrooms and diaper changing stations, plus a new childcare rebate—details at cincinnatisymphony.org/childcare. (Please note that regular CSO concerts are appropriate for ages 6+, and Lollipops Family Concerts, Pops Family Series and Young People’s Concerts are appropriate for young children.)

 “Found” space, reimagined: The architects made clever use of formerly unused spaces throughout Music Hall and uncovered stunning historical details. One example is the Wilks Studio on the second floor (pictured below), a brand new space for rehearsals, performances and special events.