The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced Friday that major improvements to the Taft Theater are complete following an accelerated three month construction timeline.
The historic performance venue will reopen with all-new, larger seats, tripled capacity in the women's restrooms, doubled capacity in the men's restrooms, many cosmetic improvements, and a new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly central air conditioning system.
These improvements are made possible by leadership gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Carl H. Lindner and an anonymous donor.
For the grand re-opening of the Taft Theatre, the CSO will host a free open house and one-hour concert for invited guests featuring the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and new conductor John Morris Russell performing Hollywood soundtrack favorites on Monday, September 12.
The festivities commence at 5 p.m with self-guided tours and light refreshments and the Pops performance will start at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited for this free event. Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on September 9 at the CSO Box Office or by calling 513.381.3300.