Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Taft Auditorium, 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH
The building was completed in 1928 from plans by Harry Hake and Charles Kuck. It replaced the Gothic structure that had been designed by Hamilton and McLaughlin in 1858.
The building is now named the Taft Theater but continues to have live shows including comedian acts, children's shows, musicians, and theater performances.
All seats are unobstructed, giving every seat a clear view of the stage. It is part of the Masonic Temple Building at Fifth and Sycamore streets. It is home to the Cincinnati Children's Theatre. As of 2010, it is operated by Music & Event Management Inc., a subsidiary of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Music & Event Management Inc. also operates Riverbend Music Center and PNC Pavilion. The theatre will undergo up to $3 million worth of upgrades and renovations for air conditioning, seating, restroom improvements and other amenities.
It is used for Broadway shows, concerts, comedy and other special events.
Jerry performed here on
10/30/71 New Riders Of The Purple Sage and Grateful Dead
1.)^Singer 2005, p.70.