Taft Theatre

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Taft Theatre
Outside Taft Theatre
Address 317 East Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH
United States
Coordinates 39°06′06″N 84°30′28″W / 39.101729°N 84.507732°W / 39.101729; -84.507732
Owner Scottish Rite
Operator Music & Event Mgmt. Inc., Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Designation Cincinnati Landmark
Type Performance
Capacity 2,500
Opened 1928
A view of the stage from the balcony.

The Taft Theatre is a 2,500-seat theater, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, at 317 East Fifth Street. 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 Cincinnati Children's Theatre. 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]



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