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

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall presents... the tour of a world-class historical landmark: Cincinnati Music Hall!

Go backstage and beyond with a trip 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
  • Group discounts available:
    • $13 per ticket when you purchase 5-9 tickets together
    • $11 per ticket when you purchase 10-29 or more tickets together
    • NOTE: special discounts for groups over 30. To get the discount, book your tour through the SPMH office by calling (513) 744-3293 or email musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org
    • $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.

Sign up now for an SPMH tour of Cincinnati Music Hall!

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.

Sign up now for an SPMH tour of Cincinnati Music Hall!
For full details, check out the SPMH Tours Frequently Asked Questions page.

SPMH Outdoor Building Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall!

Program guides share 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.
    • Groups of 15 or more must call SPMH at 513.744.3293 to make arrangements for the tour.
  • 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 Tour of Cincinnati Music Hall resume in May 2018.

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

 
 The Special Projects Tour on the Renovation

This tour provides highlights of Music Hall’s history and features the 10 major historic restoration projects researched and funded by SPMH.

The Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Tour

The theatre organ that once accompanied silent films in Cincinnati's Albee Theatre has been renovated and is in the Music Hall Ballroom! Attendees learn details on the organ’s history, get a peek inside the organ’s “mechanics,” and are treated to a mini-concert of pre-programmed autoplay.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Tours inside Music Hall run one hour.
  • $15 per person.
  • $13 per ticket when you purchase 5-to-9 tickets together.
  • $11 per ticket when you purchase 10 or more tickets together.
  • Groups of 30 or more may contact SPMH for dates, times and special pricing.
  • 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.

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.

To arrange for a Speaker and presentation/virtual tour of Music Hall, calling (513) 744-3293, or email musichalltour@spmhcincinnati.org.

SPMH Beyond the Bricks Education Program

As part of its mission to educate, SPMH provides informative and entertaining Music Hall Walking Tours, Speakers who hold “virtual tours” at locations away from the structure, and an In-School Program for third and fourth grade students.

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

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SPMH Tour Dates & Times for 2018 will be added soon!

Please click here to review SPMH Tour dates & times on the Cincinnati Arts Association website.

SPMH Tour Inside Historic Cincinnati Music Hall

SPMH Tour Inside Historic Cincinnati Music Hall

SPMH Tour in Springer Auditorium

SPMH Tour in Springer Auditorium

 SPMH Tour Guide with Art-Carved Panel display

SPMH Tour Guide with 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

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

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

Tour group inside freight elevator that's rumored to be haunted

Tour group inside freight elevator that's rumored to be haunted