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Venue Information

The Taft Theatre is located at 317 East 5th St. Cincinnati, OH 45202. Click on the map for a bigger view.

Directions and Parking

From The North

Take I 71 South to the 3rd St. exit.
Merge onto 3rd St.
Turn Right on Main St.
Turn Right on 5th St.
Take I 75 South to the 2nd St. exit.
Merge onto 2nd St.
Turn Left on Elm St.
Turn Right on 5th St.

From The South

Take I 71/75 North
Merge onto I 71 North as you cross the Ohio River
Exit onto 2nd St.
Turn Left on Elm St.
Turn Right on 5th St.
Take 1 471 North towards Cincinnati
Take exit 6B to merge onto 6th St.
Turn Left on Sycamore St.
Turn Left on 5th St.

Parking is available in several pay lots neighboring the Taft Theatre.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster and at the Taft Theatre Box Office. The Box Office is located at the Taft Theatre and is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 3:00pm and additional hours on performance nights.

Group rates are available. Click here for Group Sales Information.

Tickets purchased at the Taft Theatre box office using a credit card will incur a $2 service fee. Tickets purchased with cash will remain free of any service charges.

Performance On-Sale Procedures

The box office does not change its hours of operation when there is a public onsale before the box office's open hours. Due to the volume of ticket requests on the ticketing system during the initial on sale period, patrons may only request "Best Available" seats. Patrons cannot request individual seating sections during this time period. This will permit the transaction process to move as smoothly as possible for all patrons. During ticket on sales, the box office may be limited to only selling the new event. Patrons wishing to purchase tickets to other events will be assisted as soon as possible.

Will Call Procedures

Patrons must have a picture ID, confirmation number, and the credit card used to purchase tickets. The box office cannot release tickets to a patron without a picture ID. The box office can only release tickets to the patron(s) named on the account. The box office does not accept will call being left by a customer for another person.

The Taft Theatre box office does not charge a service/convenience fee on cash purchases completed at the box office. Tickets purchased at the Taft Theatre box office using a credit card will incur a $2 service fee. Purchases completed through Ticketmaster's selling channels will include an additional convenience fee. Four pack offers, vouchers, and discount/promotional tickets are not available for purchase or redemption day of performance. There are no refunds or exchanges. Lost, destroyed, or left behind tickets cannot be replaced.

Gift Certificates

Thank you for your interest in purchasing a Taft Theatre gift certificate(s). Please find information below regarding the purchase of gift certificate(s):

Gift certificates are available in multiples of $25, $50, and $100. All gift certificates are subject to availability and expire two years from date of purchase.

Gift certificates can only be redeemed at Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion Box Office (please visit website for hours) or Taft Theatre Box Office, Monday-Friday 11am-2:45pm. Ticketmaster cannot redeem a Taft Theatre gift certificate.

Gift certificates are valid for most Riverbend Music Center/PNC Pavilion, and Taft Theatre events. Gift certificates are not accepted for the Cincinnati Pops or Children’s Theatre performances. The Children's Theatre box office staff cannot redeem gift certificates at the Taft Theatre. 

To purchase a gift certificate, please email, include your name, address, phone number, credit card number, expiration date, number of gift certificates and the value or call 513-232-5882 ext. 31 to place an order.   If ordering by e-mail or phone, gift certificate(s) will be mailed.  There is a $5 service fee per gift certificate order. Please allow 10 business days to receive gift certificate(s) after purchasing.  All orders must be received no later than noon on December 20, 2019.

You may also purchase gift certificates in person at the Taft Theatre, corner of 5th & Sycamore Sts. (downtown), Monday-Friday 11am-2:45pm prior to December 20, 2019.  

Seating Chart

Seating Chart
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View From Seats

Click the appropriate seating location (located on your ticket) for an approximate view from your seat!

Orch1: Rows M-U Rows V-BB
Orch2: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-V Rows W-BB
Orch3: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-U Rows V-X
Orch4: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-V Rows W-BB
Orch5: Rows M-U Rows V-BB
Balc1: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-X
Balc2: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-X
Balc3: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-V
Balc4: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-V
Balc5: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-X
Balc6: Rows A-F Rows G-M Rows N-S Rows T-X
Box: Box A-C Box D-F Box G-J Box K-L


Rules and Regulations

General Policies

Each event may have exceptions to these policies, so be sure to check the event pages or call 513-232-6220 before attending.

In accordance with industry standards, The Taft Theatre has implemented the following building entry procedures for all events:

All guests entering the theatre are subject to a metal-detector screening by way of walk-thru magnetometer and/or wand, visual inspection, and bag inspection conducted by Taft Theatre personnel.  We ask that you please...

Restricted Items*

*Subject to change at the discretion of Taft Theatre or Tour management at any time.

Guest Conduct

Guests may be ejected for reasons including, but not limited to, the following-

Guests that are ejected from the facility may be subject to arrest. Ejected guests will not receive a refund for their tickets or be compensated in any way for their loss.

Smoking Policy

The Taft Theatre is a smoke-free facility.


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