Venue Guides


Taft Theatre

Click on the image for a virtual tour of the beautiful Taft Theatre auditorium and lobby. 


The Bravo Shop is located in the Mayfair Hallway, directly to your left upon entering the main lobby. Visit the shop for a variety of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and guest artist merchandise.


Bar service and snacks are available at concession locations on each level prior to concerts and during intermission. Concessions are cash only. For your convenience an ATM is located in the main lobby. Non-iced beverages are permitted in the auditorium during most performances. Divine's Chocolates is located in the Sycamore Hallway, directly to your right upon entering the main lobby.


Click here to check out the many dining options offered in the downtown area!


Lost items can be turned in to the Box Office, located in the foyer of the Taft Theatre, or to an usher or staff member. If you believe you misplaced an item at the theater, please call the CSO Box Office at 513.381.3300 or visit the Box Office during walk-up hours (M-F 11 AM - 3 PM, extended hours on concert days).


We recommend arriving early for the best parking. If you have a driver who can drop you off in front of the Taft before parking the vehicle, we welcome them to bring you to the curb in front of the theater.
Accessible seating is available to patrons remaining in their wheelchairs. Please call 513.381.3300 to arrange. There are no elevators or escalators at the Taft Theatre, so any patrons wishing to not use stairs may request seating on the first floor (orchestra level). Accessible restrooms are located on the first floor in the main lobby.
Hearing devices are available for patrons that are hearing impaired and can be checked out at the Box Office.


Please disarm electronic watch alarms and turn off all pagers, cell phones, tablets and mechanical devices before entering the concert hall. Flash photography, glowing screens and audio/video recording are prohibited during concerts.

Running behind? So as not to disturb other patrons, latecomers will be asked to remain in the lobby until the next seating break. Ushers will assist latecomers to their seats. If you need to leave the auditorium during the concert for any reason, you will be re-seated at an appropriate musical break, at the discretion of the ushers/house manager. These policies are based on patron survey feedback and we appreciate your understanding.


For updates about concerts and your orchestra's daily activities, follow the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on Facebook. CSO and Pops performances will take place at the Taft Theatre through May 2017.


Riverbend Music Center


Grounds open 1 1/2 hours prior to the concert.
Ticket prices go up day of show. Order in advance to save money!
The Riverbend Box Office is open 11-6 M-F, 11-2 on Saturday, and 11am through intermission on concert days.
Full-service ticketing for all CSO and Pops Riverbend performances is available through the CSO Box Office at 513.381.3300.


Visit the concession stands for food and beverage options. 
Would you rather bring a picnic to eat on the lawn? You may bring your own food and sealed bottled water. Other beverages can be purchased at the concession stands. Avoid packing anything in glass or metal containers.


Golf carts are available to transport patrons to and from the main parking lot and Main Gate by the Box Office. Ushers with wheelchairs are available to transport patrons to and from the Main Gate to their seat.
Riverbend Music Center's wheelchairs are for transportation use to and from seats. If you wish to sit in a wheelchair during the performance, bring your wheelchair with you to the concert.
Accessible seating for wheelchairs is available in the pavilion and next to the lawn; call the Box Office for details.


All chairs must be set up behind the designated chair line.
Pack a picnic! See Food & Drink for more info.
The lawn is an eco-friendly, all-weather synthetic grass surface.


All patrons sitting in the pavilion must have a ticket, regardless of age.
We do not recommend children 6 and under sit in the Pavilion for most Pops concerts. 

Blankets, rain jackets, ponchos, and small umbrellas are allowed. Large umbrellas are not allowed.

Questions? Call us at 513.381.3300! The CSO Box Office is happy to help.


Music Hall

Music Hall is currently under renovation and will be open again in September 2017. 

For more information about the Music Hall renovation, click here