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Ohio Theater

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Address: 39 East State St, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number: +1 614-469-1045

Broadway shows are performed in this historic theater.

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Great venue for a show

We went to a production of Cinderella here. The theater is extremely attractive on the inside. The seats were comfortable, the acoustics were great, and we had a great time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Fred S
West Bloomfield
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West Bloomfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to a production of Cinderella here. The theater is extremely attractive on the inside. The seats were comfortable, the acoustics were great, and we had a great time.

Thank Fred S
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been enjoying performances here for over forty years. This is a great venue for plays , with very few bad seats. The downtown Columbus experience must include a trip here for fantastic entertainment.

Thank rblackburn85
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to the Ohio Theatre since I was a kid. It is such a historical and magical place. Come for the entertainment, but stay for the ambiance.

Thank Lori C
Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the Beethoven concert this fall and it was wonderful. The building is historical and the music never disappoints. I grew up coming here with my father every weekend during season for the Symphony as he had season tickets. I really missed it. You can easily purchase tickets to just one concert online. They frequently have guest musicians and... More 

Thank Elise W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended the special session of the State Supreme Court for my son's swearing in as a lawyer. The organ music was beautiful and the inside is beautiful. It made the waiting go quickly. There is so much to see. I would enjoy having the opportunity to see a play or musical there.

Thank Mark S
Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to a number of events in this historic, restored theater and it is always a delight. The decor is classic and sumptuous. Just walking into the auditorium gives you the feeling that something special is about to happen. It literally sets the stage for a nice afternoon or evening out. Take advantage of their well-planned season.

Thank sketchyStarr
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't wait for the CAPA summer movie series next year. A great theater to watch old movies in this grand venue!! If they have tours next year, I suggest taking a tour of this theater. Also a great theater to see Broadway productions. Underground parking is available under the State House, across the street for five dollars for the... More 

Thank James H
Columbus, Ohio, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many, many times over the course of 40 years for a variety of functions, i.e., movies, shows, concerts. It is lovely and the sound is great.

Thank Lucinda M
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Magnificently restored historical theatre in the downtown area of Columbus. Acoustics are great and there is not a bad seat in the theatre. Close to downtown restaurants and attractions. Theatre is also close to many hotels and close to the bus line.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see a play with my wife. I'm not a play guy but it's my wife's thing. The seats were comfortable and the bathroom clean. Sound system was great we could hear very clear what was being said. Good time.

Thank kw471

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