This music hall is one of the most important classical performance halls of the city located very near to the downtown area. The hall has been listed in The National Register of Historic Places in the year 1975. It is the home of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The place was built on the land of a pauper’s cemetery and is also considered as one of the most haunted places of America.
In the year 1818, the state purchased a plot of land and built a lunatic hospital as well as an asylum. Later after many years there was epidemic that killed many and the hospital was shifted to an adjacent land to be built in an even better manner. The previous land was now used as a burial ground for unusual deaths and this was where the music hall was later established. The mysteries of so called ghosts are known to make people aware of their existence from even before the hall was completely constructed. It is said that the workers while digging the land found a lot of yellow bones under the land here.
The music hall looks beautiful inside out. The design is a typical Romanesque Revival Architectural style and the conical roofs and the sharp triangular dome structures look very smart. The designs and carvings on the ceilings and walls are very attractive and the inner area is so big that you can actually sound the echo of even a little noise made inside.
Cincinnati Music Hall Travel Tips
- Refer to the official websites for show schedules and admission rates.
How to Reach Cincinnati Music Hall
- Bus No. 85
- Symphony Hotel Restaurant
- Zula Restaurant and Wine Bar
- Kaze Restaurant
- A Tabola
- Anchor OTR
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33.56% of people who visit Cincinnati include Cincinnati Music Hall in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
46.15% of people start their Cincinnati Music Hall visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Cincinnati Music Hall
93.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati Music Hall Reviews & Ratings
This music hall is amazing. It is gorgeous and so well laid out. The staff is super courteous and helpful. The concessions are fairly priced. There are some obstructed views but they manage as best they can from the venue perspective.
Beautiful hall on the outside and the inside. It has been recently redone, though I don't know what it was like before, now the acoustics are great. There isn't a bad seat on the house and you can see and hear everything clearly. World class music and entertainment right here in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Opera presents PORGY AND BESS- George Gershwin. Fantastic Production. The Music is exquisite and the stage design was fantastic. The Lead performances moved me to tears. This production rivals a performance of The Metropolitan Opera in NY which was fantastic. Porgy is portrayed by a much larger man than I would have imaged in that role but he makes it work and literally throws himself into the role. Gorgeous Show. Best music
Great place, with the addition of the escalators so much easier to get around! Acoustics are so good. Orchestra talent is phenomenal! Whole experience is wonderful.
Came here for the Tea Dance during pride month. The event was held in the ballroom. The room is spacious and easily accommodated the estimated 1,400 people that attended the event. The people from the Music Hall that were working the event were so pleasant and helpful, they truly contributed to making the environment warm and welcoming!