Ohio Theatre

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Ohio Theater featuring signage, heritage elements and theater scenes

This theater is the gold-and-red velvet crown of Ohio, featuring exciting musicals and concerts on its lavish Baroque-style stage.

Ohio Theatre is truly a landmark attraction in downtown Columbus. Narrowly escaping demolition in 1969, the historic movie palace was restored to its former late-20s splendor and transformed into a grand performing arts center and state treasure. The theater’s extravagant Spanish Baroque-style interior now houses a modern performance space fit to show headlining tour acts and classic Columbus favorites. Spectacular symphony orchestras, contemporary dance, musicals and touring entertainers fill the 2,791-seat theater with excited audience members throughout the year.

See one of the many reputable performance groups that call this theater home, such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, BalletMet and the Broadway Series. Join the long-running Summer Movie Series and catch a Hollywood classic or new feature film. Performances of all genres from all over the world make their first stop in the state at the “Official Theatre for the State of Ohio,” due to its state-of-the-art stage, quality acoustics and distinctive lavish red velvet and gilt decorations.

This magnificent theater and its quality performances promise a memorable night so treat yourself and loved ones to an exciting evening out in downtown Columbus. You’ll find many restaurants and cafés in the immediate vicinity, especially on nearby High Street and Gay Street. On performance nights, the area is filled with theatergoers, so experience the atmosphere over dinner and some wine before heading to the show. Afterward, grab a drink or two in one of the chic downtown bars and swap reviews of the night’s performance.

Ohio Theatre is centrally located in downtown Columbus, half a block from the main South Third Street. Several major bus stops are within a short walk of the theater and service runs until approximately midnight each night. Taxis frequent the area, but if you plan to have a late night, make sure you book your cab in advance. Check the theater’s website to see what performances are playing during your stay in Columbus.

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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
111 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH
The price is $80 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
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"courteous staff, great location"

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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
Sonesta Columbus
Sonesta Columbus
4 out of 5
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH
The price is $134 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Located in Downtown Columbus, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nationwide Arena, Greater Columbus Convention Center, and North Market. Columbus Children's ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (935 reviews)
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Hyatt Regency Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
3.5 out of 5
350 N High St, Columbus, OH
Fully refundable
The price is $129 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Located in Scioto Mile, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Greater Columbus Convention Center, North Market, and Nationwide Arena. Columbus Children's Theatre ...
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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
2.5 out of 5
111 E. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH
The price is $80 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus Downtown - Convention Center
Sonesta Columbus
Sonesta Columbus
4 out of 5
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH
The price is $134 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Sonesta Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Hyatt Regency Columbus
3.5 out of 5
350 N High St, Columbus, OH
The price is $129 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Hilton Columbus Downtown
4 out of 5
401 N High St, Columbus, OH
The price is $152 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Graduate Columbus
Graduate Columbus
4 out of 5
750 North High Street, Columbus, OH
The price is $135 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Graduate Columbus
Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection
Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection
4.5 out of 5
50 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH
The price is $219 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown
2.5 out of 5
501 N High St, Columbus, OH
The price is $127 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 17
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
4 out of 5
50 S Front St, Columbus, OH
The price is $116 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
175 East Town St, Columbus, OH
The price is $93 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square, an IHG Hotel
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