Taft Theatre

Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Taft Theatre
Exterior of venue (c.2008)
Address317 E 5th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3309
LocationDowntown Cincinnati
OwnerScottish Rite
DesignationCincinnati Landmark
Venue Website

The Taft Theatre is a 2,500-seat theater, located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theatre was built in 1928,[1] 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]