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Taft Theatre, Cincinnati

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Theater · Concert / Show
The Taft Theatre is a 2,500-seat theater, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theatre was built in 1928, as evidenced by its Art Deco interior.

All seats are unobstructed, giving every seat a clear view of the stage. It is part of the Masonic Temple Building at Fifth and Sycamore streets. It is home to The Children Theatre of Cincinnati.

As of 2010, it is operated by Music & Event Management Inc., a subsidiary of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Music & Event Management Inc. also operates Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion.

The theatre underwent $3 million worth of upgrades and renovations for air conditioning, seating, restroom improvements and other amenities.
It is used for Broadway shows, concerts, comedy and other special events.

The theatre played host to the politically motivated Vote for Change Tour on October 2, 2004, featuring performances by Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne.
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  • Good show!!!!! The dancers were phenomenal....definitely would go again. SHOW could be longer....but good outing for date night  more »
  • The acoustics were great and the concert sounded precise. the sound was at a Good level and not too loud to enjoy. Only complaint I have is they left all the front doors open and it was very cold...  more »
  • Took my teenage daughter to a primus concert for an early Christmas present. Great seats. The sound system was awesome as well.  more »
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  • Can you see a show at the Taft theater you feel like you're friends with everyone there. it's pretty cramped but it's still a very great place to see a show I've been multiple times and would recommend to anyone going there. I would recommend wearing something nicer than jeans and a t-shirt though it's a little more upscale it's nice it's the theater for crying out loud.
  • Really cool environment. Very historic theater with a lot of character (look up at the ceiling in the theater). Sounds acoustics were fantastic for our comedy show. It’s still cash only (I mean, come on it’s 2019) which caused an excessive line at the ATM and longer than should be concession lines. Overall a great theater for a comedy show.
  • Beautiful place. Staff was very nice and helpful. Only beef-the seats in the nosebleed sections are very close to next row. That being said, I'd go back anytime, especially for an act like Britt Floyd. Terrific show.
  • Taft Theatre is gorgeous! Great bar service, comfortable seating, and a wonderful atmosphere. Probably not the best place for a high-energy concert. Perfect for plays, comedy shows, and orchestra.
  • The Taft theatre is something else! It's great! Always have so many different shows and performances playing here all the time! Anytime I've been I have always had a great time! I would definitely recommend coming to a show if you have never been!

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