The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall offers tours, speakers, and classroom presentations of a world-class historical landmark: Cincinnati Music Hall!

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SPMH Tours take you inside the beautifully renovated Cincinnati Music Hall!

Go backstage and beyond with a tour through private and public spaces in the recently revitalized Music Hall.

Explore this stunning and majestic structure.

See for yourself how it reflects the spirit of both past and present.

Discover why it was the envy of the Great Midwest in the 19th century and the cornerstone of the 21st century renaissance of Cincinnati's historic heart.

The SPMH tour of Cincinnati Music Hall speaks to guests with a wide range of ages and interests! If you have a particular interest in history, music, theater, architecture or Cincinnati culture, this will be a fascinating and memorable experience.

Tickets must be purchased in advance:

  • $15 per person
  • $5 for children under 12 years of age
  • $13 per ticket when you purchase 5-9 tickets together
  • $11 per ticket when you purchase 10-29 or more tickets together.

  Individuals and groups of up to 29 people should purchase tickets online.

  Groups of 30 or more people should book their tour through the SPMH office. Get more information or email  musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org.

  • Special discounts are available for groups over 30 people.

Additional discounts:

  • $5 each special pricing for student groups. SPMH can help underwrite costs for school groups, based on financial need.
  • 10% discount for members of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber, SPMH, CAA and Certified Tourism Ambassadors.

For individuals, and for groups with fewer than 30 people: sign up online for an SPMH tour of Cincinnati Music Hall!

Book a group tour (30 or more individuals) through the SPMH office. Get more information or email musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org.

Additional notes:

  • Length: approximately 1 hour
  • Tour check-in begins 15 minutes prior to start; there is no late entry.
  • Space is limited. All sales are final. Guest cancellation is non-refundable.
  • Food and drink are not permitted on this tour.
  • Tour includes stairs; wear comfortable footwear. Tour is also completely ADA accessible.
  • Hearing devices are provided.
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, and these tours are not recommended for small children.

For full details, check out the SPMH Tours Frequently Asked Questions page.

SPMH Outdoor Building Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall!


Go beyond the bricks for stories and anecdotes on the structure's history and explores the fabulous architecture, design construction, and the people who helped make it happen.

Outdoor Walking Tours are held May through October, rain or shine:

  • Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am
  • Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance:

  • $20 per person
  • $18 per ticket when you purchase 5 or more tickets together
  • $15 per ticket when you purchase 10 or more tickets together
  • Group rates are available for 15 guests or more.
  • SPMH can help underwrite costs for school groups, based on financial need.
  • 10% discount for members of the Over-the-Rhine Chamber, SPMH, CAA and Certified Tourism Ambassadors.


Beyond the Bricks Outdoor Tours of Cincinnati Music Hall resume in May 2018.
For full details, check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.

SPMH Speakers Series

    • Evolution of an Icon features historic and present-day images and tales on Music Hall’s unique role in Cincinnati's history.
    • Music Hall 360 shows an around-the-building view of Music Hall's fabulous architecture while describing the structure’s history and evolution.
    • Music Hall in Pictures is a “virtual” tour of Music Hall with stories about how it became both a national treasure and a community and cultural center.
    • SPMH: Restore and Renew presents historic renovations – particularly the most recent - and highlights SPMH’s mission and role in preserving Music Hall for the future.
    • Pulling Out All the Stops: Music Hall’s Mighty Organs visits 19th century Cincinnati, a center of pipe organ building and Music Hall’s six organs from the Hook & Hastings organ to the famed Mighty Wurlitzer.

A one-hour presentation is $150.

Special pricing consideration is always extended to school groups.

Arrange for a Speaker and presentation/virtual tour of Music Hall through the SPMH office. Get more information or email musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org.

SPMH Beyond the Bricks Education Program

SPMH, in partnership with the Cincinnati Arts Association, is committed to supporting educators and enriching the classroom experience with an opportunity for students to learn the rich history of one of their city’s most significant icons and National Historic Landmarks – Cincinnati Music Hall.

Highly-trained SPMH volunteers present a curriculum-based, interdisciplinary, and interactive PowerPoint presentation. This presentation introduces students to Cincinnati Music Hall, its history, and its connection to the development of Cincinnati and our multi-cultural communities.

Students also will be introduced to abstract concepts such as the importance of preservation, volunteering, and philanthropy as it focuses on the social, industrial and cultural environment for why the demand for cultural events developed in our area.

Designed with 21st-century skills and curriculum requirements in mind, Beyond the Bricks: Music Hall In-School Curriculum entertains and inspires with customized lessons that relate to multiple subject areas and to life experiences.


Recommended grades: 3-6

Length: 2 hours

Maximum audience: 60

Cost: $175.00 per session

Find out more about the In-School Program by calling (513) 744-3293, or by emailing musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org.

SPMH Tour backstage at Music Hall

SPMH Tour backstage at Music Hall

SPMH Tour Inside Historic Cincinnati Music Hall

... in Music Hall Lobby

SPMH Tour in Springer Auditorium

... in Springer Auditorium

 SPMH Tour Guide with Art-Carved Panel display

SPMH Tour Guide answers questions about the Art-Carved Panel display

Outdoor Tour of Music Hall

Pre-renovation Outdoor Tour of Music Hall

Music Hall outdoor tour includes neighboring structures

Music Hall outdoor tour includes neighboring structures

SPMH Speakers Series

SPMH Speakers Series at a North East Welcomers Club meeting

Tour with school children inside Music Hall, before the renovation.

Tour with school children inside Music Hall, before the renovation.