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Taft Theatre


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


BRAVO SHOP

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.

CONCESSIONS

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.

DINING OPTIONS

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

LOST AND FOUND

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).

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

PATRON CONSIDERATIONS

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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

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.

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Riverbend Music Center


CONCERT DAY INFO

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.

FOOD & DRINK

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.

ACCESSIBILITY

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.

LAWN SEATING

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.

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY

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. 

WEATHER
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.

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Music Hall


We are thrilled to welcome you back to the beautifully restored Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the crown jewel of Over-the-Rhine, starting October 6, 2017. After an extensive renovation, Music Hall is—perhaps now more than ever in the building’s 149-year history—a welcoming beacon for the community and a pantheon of the arts for generations to come.

Features include:

• New comfortable seats

• Increased legroom

• Improved sightlines and accessibility

Richer, more evenly distributed acoustics

• Historic character enhanced—and in some cases, revealed again.

Additionally, 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 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 all performances, and cupholders are located at every seat for your convenience.

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 with curated artifacts from Music Hall’s amazing historical collections.

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. (The CSO and Pops also make certain performances interpreted for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Please call the Box Office or see the website, cincinnatisymphony.org for this information.)

For families: We are making it easier to introduce younger people to the CSO, with new family restrooms and diaper changing stations, plus a new childcare rebate—details at cincinnatisymphony.org/childcare. (Please note that regular CSO concerts are limited to ages 6+, but 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, a brand new space for rehearsals, performances and special events.