Located across the street from the state capitol building, the Ohio Theatre hosts over 100 comedy shows, musicals, symphonies, and more every single year! The historic theatre was originally designed by architect, Thomas W. Lamb and built-in 1929. The building was later furnished and decorated by Anne Dornan, who helped administer the one million dollar investment that was made on the art and furnishings of the building.
This is a far cry from 1969 when the historic theatre was nearly demolished until an incredible local grassroots movement was used to save the Theatre for good. “Save the Ohio!” raised over two million dollars and the building was eventually turned over to Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), who still runs the theatre to this day.
If you are ever given the opportunity, I would highly recommend attending. The interior of Ohio Theatre is absolutely amazing and they do a great job of bringing in unique shots. Last winter I went to a combined performance of Jason Alexander and the Columbus Symphony. Unsure what to expect, I was blown away at the performance. It seems like they really take the time to make sure that they are bringing in quality entertainment.
The Columbus Symphony puts on a variety of shows at the Theatre, and just to the south of the building in the Columbus Commons, CAPA also puts on its summer concert series with a variety of famous artists.
Explore the Ohio Theatre
Take a video tour of the Ohio Theatre with CAPA.
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