Sunday, February 24, 2013

Taft Theatre



Built in 1928 the Taft Theatre was named for Charles Phelps Taft, the older brother of President William Howard Taft and a contributor to the construction of the building.  The theatre is part of the Cincinnati Masonic Center complex and is owned by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.  The theatre has a Greco-Roman d├ęcor with a 2,300-seat theatre as well as a 500 seat ballroom on the lower level.  The theatre was refurbished in 2011 with air conditioning added and the original murals and chandeliers kept intact.  The theatre holds a variety of events throughout the year and is home to the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

317 East Fifth Street, Downtown

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