About Music Hall

In 2018, Cincinnati Opera returns to the beautifully restored Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the crown jewel of Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. After an extensive $143 million renovation, our home is more glorious and inviting than ever, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Here's what's new:

  • New, comfortable seats
  • Increased legroom
  • Improved sightlines and accessibility
  • Richer acoustics
  • Historic character enhanced—and in some cases, newly revealed (check out Corbett Tower!)

Audience lounge: Visit this new space created for wine and conversation, front and center in the Grand Foyer. It is also a great place to keep up with the performance if you’re running late or need to step out.

Increased restrooms: More restrooms on every level (over 50% more!) means less waiting.

Enhanced concessions: Enjoy expanded concessions, including signature cocktails by Molly Wellmann, premium coffee, and Findlay Market Tasting Trays featuring The Rhined cheese and charcuterie.

Improved safety and accessibility: You'll find elevators that reach all floors, a street-level handicapped entrance at the Music Hall Box Office, increased wheelchair and companion seating options, and a state-of-the-art assistive listening device system.

Wilks Studio: The new Wilks Studio is one of the most significant additions to Music Hall. Named after longtime opera patron Harry T. Wilks, the Wilks Studio on the north end of the building will double as a rehearsal space and a multi-purpose venue for public performances. Our 2018 production of As One will take place there.