CSO & Pops subscribers receive free parking at Queen City Square Garage on concert nights. Want to learn more about the Queen City Garage? The button below will take you to a step-by-step instructions page complete with pictures.
Chamber Players subscribers: Please refer to the following paid parking options below. Free subscriber parking does not apply to the Chamber Players series.
For all concert attendees we recommend using the Queen City Square Garage located one block south of the Taft Theatre. To generate Google directions from your location to Queen City Square Garage click here. Additional parking garages and surface lots are noted below for your convenience.
Cincinnati Bell Connector
The Cincinnati Bell Connector is Cincinnati’s modern streetcar system on a 3.6-mile loop connecting the riverfront at The Banks, Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. Fare is $1 for two hours and $2 for a day pass. Fare can be purchased at ticket vending machines or by using the Cincy EZRide app on your smartphone. Ticket vending machines are located at each of the 18 stations along the route. For more information, visit cincinnatibellconnector.com. Stop #2 (4th and Main) and Stop #3 (6th and Main) are both close to the Taft Theatre.
Parking lots near the Taft Theatre include:
250 East 5th St Garage (formerly Chiquita Center) on Sycamore St between 5th and 6th
First Financial Center Garage on Main St, between 4th and 5th
Outdoor surface parking lot on the corner of 5th and Broadway
300 East Sixth St Garage (behind P&G headquarters)
310 Broadway Street Garage
Limited street parking is also available along 5th, Sycamore and Broadway Streets. Pay your meter using your mobile device! Visit cincyezpark.com.
Rent a bike and ride to the Taft! The Taft Theatre Red Bike stop is located at 551 Broadway.
Riverbend Music Center
Ample parking is available in the lots surrounding Coney Island and Riverbend. Parking cost for Pops concerts at Riverbend is included in the price of your ticket. Use Gates 1, 2 or 3 to park in a lot marked Event Parking.
Gate 1 - Penn Avenue entrance, closest to I-471 bridge
Gate 2 - Sutton Road entrance, near Coney Island and Sunlite Pool. This entrance is good for those with accessibility needs or who need to visit the Box Office. Look for the Coney Island archway.
Gate 3 - Enters directly into the main parking lot
Gate 4 - Exit only
Gate 5 - Authorized personnel only
Nearby lots and garages: There are over 2,500 parking spaces within a few steps to a short walk of Music Hall. Refer to the map below for public parking options.
Subscriber guaranteed parking: Only subscribers can guarantee their spot for $15 per concert in the Washington Park Garage. Simply order parking with your subscription, or call us at 513.381.3300 to add it to your subscription; first-come, first-served, as availability allows.
Complimentary donor guaranteed parking: Donors of $1,500+ to the CSO Annual Fund receive free, convenient parking in the Music Hall surface lot for every performance in their subscription series, as well as for special events. For more information, call 513.744.3291.
Valet: Valet services will be offered based on demand.
Handicapped parking: Available at the Town Center (CET) and Washington Park Garages. The handicapped drop-off lane is located in front of Music Hall on Elm Street.
Cincinnati Bell Connector: Come by streetcar! The great restaurants downtown and in Over-the-Rhine further increase your parking options.
Cincy Red Bike: A Cincy Red Bike station is located just across Elm Street from the front steps of Music Hall.
Rideshare: Are you new to rideshare companies like UBER and LYFT? Visit cincinnatisymphony.org/rideshare for information about a convenient option for getting to Music Hall using your smartphone.