The Aronoff Center for the Arts is better known to Cincinnatians as simply The Aronoff – a nod to Senator Stanley Aronoff, whose vision for a performing arts center in his hometown came to fruition in 1995. Designed by internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the dramatic glass, stainless steel, and brick facades are a vibrant modern counterpoint to the buildings that surround the Center. Fronting onto three streets in the heart of downtown (Walnut, Seventh, and Main), the Aronoff Center is just a block away from Fountain Square and many of the City’s finest restaurants and hotels.
The Aronoff Center is home to three versatile performance spaces. The 2,700-seat Procter & Gamble Hall hosts major events, while the 437-seat Jarson-Kaplan Theater is the ideal setting for local theater and dance presentations. The Fifth Third Bank Theater seats up to 150 and can be configured for more intimate events. With galleries on two levels, the acclaimed Weston Art Gallery showcases an eclectic mix of exhibits by emerging and professional artists, fostering appreciation of the visual arts throughout the Tri-State region.
Several arts organizations call the Aronoff Center home – the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative, Contemporary Dance Theater, de la Dance Company, Exhale Dance Tribe, and MamLuft & Co. Dance. The Aronoff is also a resident home for the Cincinnati Boychoir and it’s headquarters. But the Center is perhaps best known for the touring Broadway shows that enchant audiences nationwide. From The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera, to Wicked and Les Miserables, Cincinnatians enjoy the most recent and very best of Broadway at the Center, through our partnership with the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati.
Founded in 1929 and now in our 89th year, Chamber Music Cincinnati is the nation’s third most enduring chamber music presenter, the sole one in our region that exclusively features international touring chamber musicians.
Chamber Music Cincinnati presents the finest international touring chamber music ensembles and soloists – who are at or approaching the pinnacle of their art – in the performance of great traditional and contemporary works. Through concerts and outreach efforts, CMC helps build chamber music audiences and support classical musicians and composers.
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Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now your golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including 'Pure Imagination', 'The Candy Man' and 'I've Got a Golden Ticket', alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!Dinner Reservation Buy Tickets
From Mendelssohn to Piazzolla and Wayne Shorter to Stravinsky, Imani Winds infuses new music and new voices into the modern classical idiom. In 2015, they premiered a new work by Frederic Rzewski. Their 2017 – 2018 season includes premieres by Valerie Coleman, Reena Esmail, Nkeiru Okoye, Courtney Bryan and Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Threadgill. A concert-length new work by Imani’s French hornist Jeffrey Scott was written for the ensemble, jazz trio, and string quartet. The Passion musically explores the idea of a fictitious meeting between JS Bach and John Coltrane.Dinner Reservation Buy Tickets